Background - The Diamond Jubilee Anthem
In celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Year.
The Diamond Jubilee Anthem, rich in choral colour perfectly in sympathy with dynamic orchestration, is our glorious musical memento of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of HRH Queen Elizabeth II. Written by British composer Leo King, it marries the immortal words of William Shakespeare with serene choral harmonies in a stunning and exciting orchestral setting.
Timeless, tuneful, textured...tremendous. A Regal Celebratory Work which will be treasured for ever.
Leo King is an unusually widely gifted British composer who has been producing musical works for private commission for many years. Tuneful, richly tonal, harmonious, always appealing and exciting, his smooth and deeply-textured compositions address and appeal to a wide range of musical tastes from pop/rock, country/folk to serious light classical, orchestral and choral works. With The Diamond Jubilee Anthem King has produced a uniquely memorable piece marking the joyous celebration of a very special national occasion.
Cantamus, the highly-regarded London-based chamber choir and orchestra, founded by its Director Dr Peter Macdonald in 1959, has built a reputation over the years for its interpretations of many well-loved works, such as Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Haydn's Creation. It recently celebrated its own 50th Anniversary with a superlative London choral concert of Handel's Messiah.
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The Jubilee Anthem from UNSTaBLE MUsiC
Composer: Leo King
Catalogue Number: UNSTaBLE MUSiC TDJA2012
Product Code: TDJA/mp3
Title: What hath this day deserv'd ?
Running Time: 7m 27s (7MB approximately)
Author: Shakespeare/Leo King
Arranger and Editor: Dr Peter Macdonald
Artists: Cantamus Choir and Orchestra of London - Director: Dr Peter Macdonald
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