Coronation Suite

Coronation Suite

HWC 057
1952

Overview: Vocal Music with Instrumental Ensemble
Authorship: Healey Willan
Composition Date: 1952
Scored For: SSATB/2222/4331/Timp, Perc, Harp/Strings
Duration: 26 ½ minutes
Number of Pages: Full score, 57 p. Vocal score with rehearsal piano of movement 4, 7 p., movement 5, 12 p. Condensed score of movements 1, 14 p. and 3, 5, p. Full vocal score of movements 2 (2 copies), each 9 p. and 4, 5 p.
Notes About Music:
1. Prelude 

Orchestra.
6 ½ minutes. 
completed: 30 August 1952.

2. “Ring Out Ye Crystall Sphears”
Words by John Milton.
SSATB
4 ½ minutes.
completed: 1 September 1952.
Toronto, BMI Canada, ©1953. Vocal score with rehearsal piano, 11 p. No. 223.

3. Intermezzo
; see HWC 158
Orchestra.
5 minutes.

4. “Come Ready Lyre” 
Words by James Edward Ward, SATB (div.), 
4 ¾ minutes
Completed: 8 October 1952.
Toronto, BMI Canada, ©1953. Vocal score with rehearsal piano, 9 p. No. 224.

5. “Come, Thou Beloved of Christ” 
Words from the Tract “Veni sponsa Christi,” Psalm 45 and John ii. SSATB (div.),
optional STB soli and orchestra.
5 ½ minutes.
completed by August 1952. 
Toronto, BMI Canada, ©1953. Vocal-keyboard score, 14 p. No. 225.

Commissioned by CBC. First performed on Coronation Day, 2 June 1953, CBC Toronto studios, CBC chorus and orchestra, conducted by Geoffrey Waddington. For organ arrangement of movement 3 see Interlude for a Festival (HWC 158).

Track Listing:
   1. Prelude
   2. "Ring Out Ye Crystall Sphears"

   3. Intermezzo
   4. "Come Ready Lyre"
   5. "Come, Thou Beloved of Christ"

Holograph: NL of C. Full score, 57 p. Vocal score with rehearsal piano of movement 4, 7 p., movement 5, 12 p. Condensed score of movements 1, 14 p. and 3, 5, p. Full vocal score of movements 2 (2 copies), each 9 p. and 4, 5 p.
Publication: Scarborough, Berandol. Score and parts on rental.
Recordings: Commercial recording (LSP-7201). Movement 5 only. Commercial recording of movement 5 (RCA Victor, Canada, LSC 3054 ad LSC 3043).
Non-commercial recordings (CBC I.S. - 118 and CMC 31). Movement 5 only (CBC P.A.T. – 661201-7). Non-commercial recording of movements 2 and 5 (CBC I.S. – 118 and CBC P.A.T. – 661201 – 7; CMC 31).
Score Available: Contact the Healey Willan Society; healeywillansociety@gmail.com

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  • Scored For: SSATB/2222/4331/Timp, Perc, Harp/Strings

 

 

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