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This is the Day

This is the Day

Music on royal occasions

The Cambridge Singers
Aurora Orchestra
John Rutter


This album recollects and celebrates some of the choral music heard on royal occasions during the lifetime of HM 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.

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Listing Track   Composer   Length Listen
01. This is the Day   John Rutter   04:28
02. Laudate Dominum   W.A. Mozart   04:05
03. Psalm 23   Franz Schubert   05:09
04. How lovely is thy dwelling place   Johannes Brahms   05:32
05. The spirit of the Lord is upon me   Edward Elgar   07:42
06. We wait for thy loving kindness   William McKie   03:04
07. Ubi caritas   Paul Mealor   03:58
08. Ubi caritas   Maurice DuruflĂ©   02:34
09. Holy is the true light   William Harris   01:58
10. Song for Athene   John Tavener   05:47
11. These Three   Richard Rodney Bennett   05:30
12. Set me as a seal upon thine heart   William Walton   03:20
13. God be in my head   H. Walford Davies   01:42
14. I would be true   arr. Rutter   03:02
15. Touch her soft lips and part   William Walton   01:39
16. Choral Dances from Gloriana | 1. Time   Benjamin Britten   01:30
17. Choral Dances from Gloriana | 2. Concord   Benjamin Britten   02:09
18. Choral Dances from Gloriana | 3. Time and Concord   Benjamin Britten   01:19
19. Choral Dances from Gloriana | 4. Country Girls   Benjamin Britten   01:05
20. Choral Dances from Gloriana | 5. Rustics and Fishermen   Benjamin Britten   00:56
21. Choral Dances from Gloriana | 6. Final Dance of Homage   Benjamin Britten   02:29
22. Let the bright seraphim and Let their celestial concerts all unite   G.F. Handel   06:12


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