You’d suppose Andrew Lloyd Webber can be feeling the stress of getting to craft King Charles‘ coronation music — however the dude is fairly relaxed … hilariously so, in reality.
The Broadway legend — answerable for the numbers heard in “Cats,” “The Phantom of the Opera” and others — dished to WaPo concerning the Royal project he agreed to a few month in the past … specifically, composing THE musical piece that’ll be taking part in whereas KC will get topped in Might.
It is fairly the duty, and but … ALW sounds tremendous chill about it. His interview right here makes it appear to be the gig is simply one other day within the workplace. He says, “I’ve written various choral music. [M]y father was a really distinguished church organist and choirmaster and the choral custom just isn’t one thing that’s new to me in a manner, as a result of it’s been there all my life.” In different phrases, he is been there … completed that. Now, he is simply doing it for the King.
As WaPo notes, Lloyd Webber’s truly considerably acquainted with Charles — having met and visited with him on a handful of events prior to now. He tells this humorous anecdote, kinda poking enjoyable on the King’s vanilla demeanor/pursuits … and what HRH is enthusiastic about.
ALW says, “The beauty of Charles is that he has an excellent love of actually various causes which might be a bit of bit retro. He cares very deeply about all types of fairly attention-grabbing issues.”
The man provides this … “I imply, like, three or 4 years earlier than lockdown, I bought a name from him saying might I come round to fulfill him at Lancaster Home fairly urgently, as a result of he’d had an concept. What it was that he was nervous about was the truth that there wasn’t sufficient entry for younger folks to go and learn to play the church organ.”
As for the precise music itself that he is placing collectively … the deets are out. It is a three-minute tune set to the melody of Psalm 98, which can embody the lyrics/chorus that reads, “O sing to the Lord a brand new music.” Lloyd Webber’s anticipated to place his personal spin on it, although.
ALW’s heading to London quickly to check the audio at Westminster Abbey, the place the ceremony will go down. Charles could also be battling pop acts, however he is bought the classics locked down.
Cannot wait to see what Andy’s bought cooking for the King!