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Question #77910 posted on 06/12/2014 noon

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I just went to see the crown jewels in the Tower of London. Before you actually reach the glass cases with the jewels in them, they filter you through a series of rooms that presents the history of the jewels, and at one point they play a really cool piece of music--a old-church-style choral arrangement with beautiful harmonies and instrumentation. I can't find anything about the song on the Tower website, and Google searches only yield this rather amusing clip from my favorite British crime show.

Does anyone know what this song is? If you can't find it, I totally understand, but I'd like to know if anyone has any idea!

-Budding Anglophile (who would also love your opinion on Wolf Hall and/or Bring Up the Bodies, if anyone has read them).


Dear Budding,

This article mentioned that Handel's music was used in a new exhibition of the Crown Jewels. I followed up on that and found this article, which mentions the coronation anthem Zadok the Priest by Handel. Here's a quality version of it. Hopefully this helps.