Music and pageantry at AEthelmearc Coronation

The recent Coronation of Maynard and Liadain in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc was met with great pageantry and ceremony. Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope, former director of the known World Choir, shares video of choral pieces performed during the cermony.

Mistress Arianna writes:

The Coronation of Maynard and Liadain this past weekend in Heronter was a beautiful experience, not least for those of us who were thrilled to have the opportunity to sing for Their Majesties.

Videos of each of the choral pieces performed as part of the Coronation ceremony are now posted to YouTube at the links below. Please do read the descriptions of the videos for more information on the ceremony, which was designed by Master Steffan ap Kenydd of the East Kingdom, based on a period Coronation ceremony of a Holy Roman Emperor.

  • Processional "Te Regem Laudamus"
  • Recessional for Khalek & Branwyn "Non Nobis Domine"
  • "The Roll of Kings and Queens of AEthelmearc"
  • Recessional "Da Pacem Domine"

Thank you so much to all those who sang:

Duchess Meirwen uerch Owein

Mistress Hilderun Hugelmann
Dame Elsbeth Anne Roth
Lady Rachel Dalicieux
Mistress Orianna Fridrikskona
Mistress Ceole Seabhac
THL Elizabeth Law Robertson

THL Myfanwy ferch Rhiannon
Lady Caniodricca verch Elidir
Marat She'erah bat Shlomo
Lady Hel the Horrible
Mistress Cigfran o Gaer Walch
THL Orlando di Bene del Vinta
Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope

Master Fridrikr Tomasson av Knusslig Hamn
Master Morien ap Rhys o Caerdyf
Master Alaric MacConnal
Master William de Montegilt
Lord Pavel Dudoladov
Master Dani of the Seven Walls
Master Dagonell Collingwood of Emerald Lake
Lord Richard d'Mercia

Finally, thanks to Their Majesties for allowing us the opportunity to be such an integral part of their important day, and for the tokens They distributed to the choir at Their afternoon court.

In service,

Arianna of Wynthrope

P.S. If anyone is interested in participating in future choral endeavors, please contact me off-list. In particular, we plan to use "Da Pacem Domine" as a processional for Their Majesties throughout their reign. I can provide sheet music for any who would like to learn it.