Both a soundtrack to an historical event and an intimate portrait of a magical moment in two people’s lives, Decca Records captured the memory of Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s entire wedding ceremony on the world’s foremost download and streaming platforms within hours of the service ending.
Royalists can relive every romantic moment, from the fanfare which announced the arrival of Queen Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh (who no doubt reminisced about their own wedding in Westminster in 1947 as they entered the ancient abbey) to the stirring strains of Widor’s” Toccata from Symphonie V” which led the happy couple out of the house of worship to begin their new life together as husband and wife.
The complete album tracklisting:
1. The Arrival of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh – Fanfare
2. The Procession of The Queen – March from The Birds (Parry)
3. Prelude on Rhosymedre (Vaughan Williams)
4. The Procession of the Bride – Anthem: I Was Glad (Parry)
5. Hymn: Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer (Cwm Rhondda) (Hughes)
6. The Welcome and Introduction
7. The Marriage
8. The Vows
9. Hymn: Love Divine (Blaenwern) (Rowlands)
10. The Lesson
11. The Anthem: This is the Day Which The Lord Hath Made (Rutter)
12. The Address
13. The Motet: Ubi Caritas (Mealor)
14. The Prayers
15. Hymn: Jerusalem (Parry)
16. The Blessing
17. The National Anthem (Trad.)
18. The Signing of the Register – Blest Pair of Sirens (Parry)
19. Fanfare: Valiant and Brave (Stubbs)
20. The Procession of the Bride and Bridegroom – Crown Imperial (Walton)
21. Toccata from Symphonie V (Widor)
Decca Records (a part of Universal Music, which previously released a recording of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding in 1981) has included an added treat for Anglophiles who purchase the physical album– a special collector’s booklet featuring the complete order of service, the readings, vows, hymns and blessings, and all the music from the ceremony of the century.
Available now on iTunes, the album will be released in the US on May 10, 2011 in CD and vinyl formats.
For more information:
- visit www.deccarecords-us.com
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