Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

The coronation of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II took place 45 years ago this month (2 June 1953). In commemoration of this event, the Coronation was rebroadcast on KZSU on Thursday, June 18.

This program comes from EMI's CD release of the coronation, CMS 566582 2, which to the best of my knowledge has not been distributed in the US. The audio was originally recorded from BBC landline feed to EMI studios. As such, narrative from the radio announcer and other spoken word sometimes takes precedence over the musical material. The text of the coronation service is available at:

Musical selections for the Coronation

Musical performers for the Coronation

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