Skip to comments.Prince Harry Chose the Processional Hymn for Meghan Markle's Entrance
Posted on 11/11/2018 3:44:57 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
As the Prince of Wales accompanied Meghan towards the altar, where Harry was waiting, Handels Eternal Source Of Light Divine played.
The spell-binding cantata was sung in Windsor Castles St Georges Chapel by Welsh soprano Elin Manahan and featured David Blackadder as the trumpet soloist.
The Duke of Sussex has revealed he picked the poignant music his wife walked down the aisle to.
Harry, speaking in the audio commentary notes for a new Windsor Castle exhibition about his wedding, said:
I was looking for something completely different and ended up stumbling across this piece of music.
Something that epitomises the whole day, the whole feeling that I have for her, and this incredibly impactful music with no organ whatsoever, with a soloist who actually did the most incredible job, to the orchestra.
And now, both of us, wherever we are, whatever were doing, we can close our eyes, listen to that music and take ourselves straight back to that moment...
(Excerpt) Read more at itv.com ...
Eternal source, of light divine,
With double warmth thy beams display,
With double warmth thy beams display, and with distinguish'd glory shine,
and with distinguish'd glory shine, to add a lustre to this day, and with
distinguish'd glory shine, to add, to add a lustre to this day.
LINK to music: https://youtu.be/IS7gEykFMD8
Blackadder as the trumpet soloist? Now all I can think about is what Rowan Atkinson would have done with that scene.
Elin Manahan Thomas' clear, pure voice lends itself perfectly to the performance of baroque music, for which she has become increasingly well-known.
The Swansea soprano's love of Bach brought her to the attention of the Monteverdi Choir... - BBC
I wonder if spell-binding and poignant music was performed especially for the “Duchess” during her first annulled marriage, and her second marriage (from whom she divorced her husband).
Talk about gilding the lily!
YAWN. Who cares about the Markle skeezer?
Why do freepers, manly the ones in the us even care?
The Kathleen Battle and Wynton Marsalis recording of this is much better imo. Battle’s voice is more mature sounding, thus richer and effortless.
Sorry on tablet and can’t post links, but it is certainly worth looking on YouTube for the Battle/Marsalis version of this piece.
Beats me; I don’t give a flying rats rearend.
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