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A Royal Tribute / Music for Brass Ens.

Audio Samples

>Jackson, Major W. : Fanfare Royale, for brass ensemble
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Semper Fidelis, march for band
>Clarke, Jeremiah : Prince of Denmark's March
>Richards, Henry Brinley : God Bless the Prince of Wales
>Welsh Traditional : Ymdaith Gwyr Harlech (The Men of Harlech)
>Grundman, Clare : A Welsh Rhapsody
>Chegwin, Jeff : Under Milk Wood / All Through the Night, medley for narrator & brass ensemble
>Welsh Traditional : Suo Gan (Lullaby), song
>Chegwin, Jeff : Lift Me Up, for voice, chorus & brass ensemble
>Patrick, Nick : Military March Medley, for brass ensemble
>Patrick, Nick : The Royal Crown, medley for chorus & brass ensemble
>Zundel, John : Love Divine, All Love Excelling, hymn setting for chorus & brass ensemble
>Horner, James : Braveheart
>     For the Love of a Princess
>Elgar, Edward : Coronation Ode, Op. 44
>James, Evan : Hen wlad fy nhadau (National Anthem, Wales)
>Brown, Basil H. : Royal Salute, for brass ensemble

Album Summary

>Jackson, Major W. : Fanfare Royale, for brass ensemble
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Semper Fidelis, march for band
>Clarke, Jeremiah : Prince of Denmark's March
>Richards, Henry Brinley : God Bless the Prince of Wales
>Welsh Traditional : Ymdaith Gwyr Harlech (The Men of Harlech)
>Grundman, Clare : A Welsh Rhapsody
>Chegwin, Jeff : Under Milk Wood / All Through the Night, medley for narrator & brass ensemble
>Welsh Traditional : Suo Gan (Lullaby), song
>Chegwin, Jeff : Lift Me Up, for voice, chorus & brass ensemble
>Patrick, Nick : Military March Medley, for brass ensemble
>Patrick, Nick : The Royal Crown, medley for chorus & brass ensemble
>Zundel, John : Love Divine, All Love Excelling, hymn setting for chorus & brass ensemble
>Horner, James : Braveheart
>Elgar, Edward : Coronation Ode, Op. 44
>James, Evan : Hen wlad fy nhadau (National Anthem, Wales)
>Brown, Basil H. : Royal Salute, for brass ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

One of countless albums associated with Prince William and Kate Middleton's Royal Wedding to be released before the big day, this 15-track collection is perhaps the most authentic of them all, thanks to the presence of the Band of the Welsh Guards, who will be serenading the newlyweds as they arrive at Buckingham Palace shortly after the ceremony. Unsurprisingly, A Royal Tribute, produced by Nick Patrick (Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson) and conducted by Major Stephen Barnwell, doesn't feature the familiar disco staples of most weddings, but instead focuses on the traditional military numbers that feature links to both Prince William's royal status and his Welsh title. There are century-old marches such as John Philip Sousa's 1888 "Semper Fidelis," the Welsh Regimental march, "Men of Harlech," and Edward Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance"; stirring renditions of national anthems from Wales ("Land of My Fathers") and the U.K. ("God Save the Queen," as featured in "The Royal Salute"), and pieces with historical Royal connotations such as the patriotic "God Bless the Prince of Wales," performed at King Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark's marriage in 1863, and Jeremiah Clarke's "The Prince of Denmark's March," performed at Prince Charles and Lady Diana's iconic wedding in 1981. In addition to several appearances by the Treorchy Male Voice Choir, the youngest of five bands in the Foot Guards Regiments are also a joined by a host of guest artists. Go Compare advert star Wynne Evans lends his operatic tones to a medley of Welsh national songs ("The Royal Crown"); The Choir of Westminster Abbey, the only other official performers on the day, appear on Charles Wesley's Christian hymn, "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling," and Aberystwyth soprano Gwawr Edwards contributes to an emotive interpretation of Welsh lullaby "Suo Gan," but it's the presence of Hollywood actor Michael Sheen that provides the most intrigue on his recital of an excerpt from Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood," played over traditional folk song "Ar Hyd y Nos" ("All Through the Night"). Elsewhere, there's a surprising inclusion from James Horner's Braveheart soundtrack ("For the Love of a Princess"); Clare Grundmans medley of Welsh folk songs ("A Welsh Rhapsody"), and of course, the "Fanfare Royale." With the majority of its track list expected to be performed on April 29, 2011, A Royal Tribute is an essential musical souvenir of the historic day which is bound to be lapped up by any self-respecting Royalist. ~ Jon O'Brien



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Works Details

>Jackson, Major W. : Fanfare Royale, for brass ensemble
  • Conductor: Stephen Barnwell

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Semper Fidelis, march for band
  • Conductor: Stephen Barnwell
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Clarke, Jeremiah : Prince of Denmark's March
  • Performers: Jon Hammond (Trumpet); Mary Ledingham (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Barnwell
  • Notes: Composition written: 1697.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1697

>Richards, Henry Brinley : God Bless the Prince of Wales
  • Conductor: Stephen Barnwell
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Welsh Traditional : Ymdaith Gwyr Harlech (The Men of Harlech)
  • Conductor: Stephen Barnwell
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: March
  • Written: circa 1860-1896

>Grundman, Clare : A Welsh Rhapsody
  • Conductor: Stephen Barnwell
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Chegwin, Jeff : Under Milk Wood / All Through the Night, medley for narrator & brass ensemble
  • Performer: Helen Tunstall (Harp)
  • Conductor: Stephen Barnwell
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Nick Patrick, Richard Cottle.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Welsh Traditional : Suo Gân (Lullaby), song
  • Performers: Gwawr Edwards (Voice); Helen Tunstall (Harp)
  • Conductor: Stephen Barnwell
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Chegwin, Jeff : Lift Me Up, for voice, chorus & brass ensemble
  • Performer: Wynne Evans (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Stephen Barnwell
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Nick Patrick.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Patrick, Nick : Military March Medley, for brass ensemble
  • Conductor: Stephen Barnwell
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Richard Cottle.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Patrick, Nick : The Royal Crown, medley for chorus & brass ensemble
  • Performer: Wynne Evans (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Stephen Barnwell
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Richard Cottle.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Zundel, John : Love Divine, All Love Excelling, hymn setting for chorus & brass ensemble
  • Performer: Robert Quinney (Organ)
  • Conductor: James O'Donnell
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Horner, James : Braveheart :: For the Love of a Princess
  • Performers: Austin Ince (Flute); Richard Cottle (Keyboards); Richard Cottle (Piano)
  • Conductor: Stephen Barnwell
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1995

>Elgar, Edward : Coronation Ode, Op. 44
  • Conductor: Stephen Barnwell
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1901

>James, Evan : Hen wlad fy nhadau (National Anthem, Wales)
  • Conductor: Stephen Barnwell
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with James James.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1856

>Brown, Basil H. : Royal Salute, for brass ensemble
  • Conductor: Stephen Barnwell
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: March