Zadok Rules - Hallelujah! is a witty and whistle-stop tribute to kings and queens, royal music through the ages and the works of G. F. Handel. The result of a commission by period instrument orchestra The Hanover Band, this entertaining new community choral piece launched in Arundel Cathedral in 2013, marking the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, and is an 8-minute celebration of our rich cultural heritage. Based on the music of Handel, Arne (and Henry VIII!), it sets a rhyming text that cleverly traces all of the English monarchs from William the Conqueror to the present day. Lyrics include: Start with the Normans, Willy, Willy, Henry, Stee, Henry Two was a Plantagenet, Dick, John, Henry Three.
Zadok Rules can be performed by children's choir and/or SATB chorus, with either chamber orchestra or piano accompaniment. In addition to the printed vocal score, there is a digital bundle available via fabermusicstore.com, incorporating single-line children's part, children's part plus piano accompaniment and free audio learning tracks.
Vocal scores can also be hired, along with the full score and set of band parts (email@example.com).