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This is the Day: Music on Royal Occasions

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Collegium, 2012

This 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.

The CD also includes a new arrangement for unaccompanied choir of the much-loved Air from County Derry to the text I would be True, and an orchestration of Schubert’s beautiful Psalm 23 – The Lord is my Shepherd by John Rutter for this recording.

“The Aurora Orchestra accompany with all their habitual verve and sparkle.” BBC Music