Music fit for a Queen - the London Philharmonic Orchestra in May
Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant - The Official Album
Music has been at the heart of royal occasions for centuries and the great tradition is set to continue when the London Philharmonic Orchestra joins the mighty flotilla of barges and boats mustered for the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant on Sunday 3 June.
To mark the occasion we have released a CD of popular music by British and Commonwealth composers including the UK Theme, a favourite with generations of early morning listeners to BBC Radio 4; Sir William Walton’s march Orb and Sceptre, written for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation at Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953; and the Fantasia on ‘Greensleeves’ by Vaughan Williams.
Available exclusively at John Lewis and Waitrose in stores and online.
£1 from the sale of each CD will be donated to the Thames Diamond Jubilee Foundation, supporting youth and education projects at home and in the Commonwealth.