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This is the day - Music on Royal Occasions

This is the day - Music on Royal Occasions


This amazing album recollects and celebrates some of the choral music heard on royal occasions during the lifetime of HM Queen Elizabeth II. The music chosen reflects the personal choices and commissions by the Royal Family for weddings, funerals, and anniversaries.

Featuring John Rutter’s celebratory royal wedding anthem This is the Day, written for the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey in 2011. Orchestrated specially for this recording, it reminds us of the event that captivated the attention of the nation.


Track list:

1. This is the day (Rutter)

2. Laudate Dominum: Vesperae solennes de confessore, K339 (Mozart)

3. Psalm 23 (Schubert)

4. How lovely is thy dwelling place (Brahms)

5. The spirit of the Lord is upon me (Elgar)

6. We wait for thy loving kindness (William McKie)

7. Ubi caritas (Paul Mealor)

8. Ubi caritas (Duruflé)

9. Holy is the true light (Harris)

10. Song for Athene (Tavener)

11. These Three (Richard Rodney Bennett)

12. Set me as a seal upon thine heart (Walton)

13. God be in my head (Walford Davies)

14. I would be true (arr. Rutter)

15. Touch her soft lips and part (Walton)

16. Choral Dances from Gloriana: Time (Britten)

17. Choral Dances from Gloriana: Concord (Britten)

18. Choral Dances from Gloriana: Time and Concord (Britten)

19. Choral Dances from Gloriana: Country Girls (Britten)

20. Choral Dances from Gloriana: Rustics and Fishermen (Britten)

21. Choral Dances from Gloriana: Final Dance of Homage (Britten)

22. Let the Bright Seraphim and Let their celestial concerts all unite (Handel)