Music of the week
Music of the Kings and Queens
"I was glad" is traditionally sung in a Christian church as an anthem if a British Monarch has a Coronation (when they are officially crowned King or Queen). It has been set to music by different composers. This one is by Hubert Parry (1902) for King Edward VII – it was also sung at the wedding for William and Kate.
I was glad – Hubert Parry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0T2b85n7_Q&safe=true (this is footage of William and Kate’s wedding)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52NTjasbmgw (this one is Queen Elizabeth’s coronation – harder to hear as the commentator talks over it… need to watch from 22.40 mins for the anthem)