Zadok the priest - Händel - Les Arts Florissants
George Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759).
Zadok the priest, HWV 258.
Les Arts Florissants
Dir: Paul Agnew.
Zadok the Priest is a coronation anthem composed by Handel using texts from the King James Bible. It is one of the four Coronation Anthems that Handel composed for the coronation of George II of Great Britain in 1727 and has been sung at every subsequent British coronation service. It is traditionally performed during the sovereign's anointing.