The second of our Choral works is Zadok The Priest, written by Handel.
In many ways, the first section of this tune qualifies as a Building Tune – it keeps building right up until the choir starts singing.
As the Wikipedia says:
Zadok the Priest (HWV 258) is a coronation anthem composed by George Frideric 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,[Note 1] and has been sung at every subsequent British coronation, traditionally performed during the sovereign’s anointing.
Here’s a nice version on YouTube:
And here’s a link to a version on Amazon: