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Prince Harry Chose the Processional Hymn for Meghan Markle's Entrance
ITV News UK ^ | 25 October 2018

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, Handel’s Eternal Source Of Light Divine played.

The spell-binding cantata was sung in Windsor Castle’s St George’s 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 we’re doing, we can close our eyes, listen to that music and take ourselves straight back to that moment...

(Excerpt) Read more at itv.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: anglican; dunce; handel; hymnal; markle; messiah; princeharry; royals; royalwedding; sucker; whipped; windsor
Soprano Elin Manahan sang an enchanting live rendition for the ages, but the original studio recording is also quite stunning. Some elements really shine through on closer listen.

Eternal source,
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.

1 posted on 11/11/2018 3:44:57 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

LINK to music: https://youtu.be/IS7gEykFMD8


2 posted on 11/11/2018 3:48:32 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Blackadder as the trumpet soloist? Now all I can think about is what Rowan Atkinson would have done with that scene.


3 posted on 11/11/2018 3:51:07 PM PST by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: KC_Lion

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

4 posted on 11/11/2018 3:54:32 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

bookmark


5 posted on 11/11/2018 4:44:55 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: CondoleezzaProtege


Duke of Cuck Inbred Gibsmedats and Earl of Appeasing Divorced Whores
6 posted on 11/11/2018 4:59:49 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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LMAO.


7 posted on 11/11/2018 5:03:14 PM PST by TADSLOS (I hate Russian Dolls. They are so full of themselves.)
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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!


8 posted on 11/11/2018 6:07:03 PM PST by taxpayerfatigue (Taxpayer Fatigue)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

YAWN. Who cares about the Markle skeezer?


9 posted on 11/11/2018 7:40:48 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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Why do freepers, manly the ones in the us even care?


10 posted on 11/13/2018 12:26:15 AM PST by the_individual2014
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

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.


11 posted on 11/13/2018 12:46:17 AM PST by kalee
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To: the_individual2014

Beats me; I don’t give a flying rats rearend.


12 posted on 11/13/2018 5:58:53 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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