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Introducing Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant CD from London Philharmonic Orchestra
Seeded by lpo on 16 May 2012
Author: londonphilharmonic7
The London Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to be taking part in Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant on 3 June 2012 on board The Symphony, as one of ten music herald barges of the flotilla. To celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee 2012, we have recorded the programme of music we'll be performing on the river, and have released the official Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant CD. Andrew Stewart introduces the history of River Pageants and the CD. As we move down the river, we will be performing a selection of popular works by great British and Commonwealth composers, either related to royal events and ceremonial occasions, or to familiar landmarks along the Thames. These include Chariots of Fire theme, James Bond theme, Jupiter from Holst's The Planets, Land of Hope and Glory (Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No 1), 'Nimrod' from Enigma Variations. The day culminates in a performance of the National Anthem to Her Majesty the Queen at Tower Bridge. From 4 May the Jubilee CD is availab