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King Charles needed a coronation song. He summoned Andrew Lloyd Webber.

By Peter Marks

18 Mar 2023 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Andrew Lloyd Webber has written a three-minute song for King Charles's coronation. As the composer explains to the Post, the choral tradition runs in his family and has always been part of his life.

NEW YORK - Call it the Music of the Knight.

Andrew Lloyd Webber, a.k.a. Lord Lloyd-Webber Kt (as in Knight-Bachelor), was pressed into service by his king, HRH Charles III. The kind of service the composer of "Cats" and "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Evita" and "Jesus Christ Superstar" knows best.

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