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  • Conductor: David Parry
  • Composer: Walton, Vaughan Williams, Coates, Gilbert & Sullivan, Arr. Spiegl & Arlan, et al.
  • Audio CD (6 Jun. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Lpo
  • ASIN: B007WB5CGC
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 119,933 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Orb & Sceptre Walton
2. Fantasia on Greensleeves Vaughan Williams
3. Overture to HMS Pinafore Gilbert & Sullivan
4. Radio 4 UK Theme Arr. Spiegl & Arlan
5. Padstow Lifeboat Arnold
6. Chariots of Fire Theme Vangelis
7. Country Gardens Grainger
8. (Overture)The Globe Playhouse from Henry V Suite Walton
9. March from The Dam Busters Coates
10. Nimrod from Enigma Variations Elgar
11. Jupiter from The Planets Holst
12. James Bond Theme Norman
13. Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1 Elgar
14. National Anthem

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CD Description

The London Philharmonic Orchestra takes part in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant on 3 June as part of the 1000 boat flotilla celebrating the Queens 60th anniversary. Its musicians will play works chosen for their association with British history and London landmarks, recorded here to capture the spirit of the occasion and to serve as a memento of a unique day. Highlights of the music include Percy Graingers Country Gardens, Jupiter from Gustav Holsts The Planets, Thomas Arnes Rule, Britannia!, the James Bond Theme, The Dam Busters by Eric Coates and two works by Elgar Nimrod from Enigma Variations and Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1. The CD closes out with a performance of the National Anthem. *CD released to mark the London Philharmonic Orchestras participation in the flotilla on the afternoon of Sunday 3 June as part of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. *This is the official diamond jubilee album endorsed by the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. The perfect accompaniment for street parties and other Jubilee celebrations. *Includes music performed on board The Symphony music herald barge as part of the 3 June flotilla. *CD offers a selection of popular works by great British (and Commonwealth) composers written during the time of our Queens reign. *Musical tracks are programmatically linked to the iconic landmarks the Orchestra passes along The Thames, and repertoire includes grand ceremonial works, pastoral music and patriotic anthems by composers including Thomas Arne, Sir Malcolm Arnold, Eric Coates, Sir Edward Elgar, Gustav Holst and Sir William Walton.

Review

This official soundtrack to the recent festivities has an unashamedly populist slant, David Parry and the LPO presenting what are effectively a succession of musical figureheads commensurate with the celebration of a national figurehead. There's Coates's elegant "Knightsbridge March" and Holst's stirring "Jupiter". The more rustic sides of the national character are indulged in Arnold's jaunty "Padstow Lifeboat" and Grainger's "Country Garden". But it's in the most populist contributions of all the "Dambusters March", Monty Norman's "James Bond Theme", and the Chariots Of Fire theme that we become more keenly aware of our preferred mirror of our national character. *** --Independent,09/06/12

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Katchoo on 15 Sept. 2012
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This record by the London Philharmonic Orchestra contains the music played during the River Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant.
The music is a beautiful cross-section through British history, From Pomp and Circumstance to James Bond. This CD is an absolute must-have!
For me the icing on the cake would have been, if they had included the choir, that was standing on deck of the boat and braved the torrental rain while they sang their hearts out. For me the absolute highlight of the whole river pageant.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Garry P. Humphreys on 2 Aug. 2012
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Thanks to the BBC's concentration on pointless celebrity interviews, as well as uninformed commentary, music - which was trailed as a significant component of the Thames Jubilee Pageant - went largely unheard. This CD comprises studio performances of the sequence played by the London Philharmonic Orchestra as it progressed along the Thames, the pieces reflecting some of the landmarks passed - the Chelsea Physic Garden, the Savoy Theatre, Westminster, etc.

Many of the pieces will be familiar, others less so. If, like me, you already have some of this music on separate discs, it is nevertheless good to have them together in this very enjoyable compilation, splendidly played under the direction of the excellent David Parry, as well as being a souvenir of a very special occasion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Sutcliffe on 24 Nov. 2012
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I looked around for ages for a recording of the Radio 4 UK Theme, which I had enjoyed in the early am. This is just what i wanted and the other items are a welcome bonus. Most enjoyable.
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My friend lives in Barbados, and on the way back from holiday with her, I heard this on the plane. I ordered it immediately for her, who probably did not hear the concert. It was certainly enjoyable listening all night to the classical CDs on the plane (BA). On the way out, all I could listen to in the way of classical music was D.I.D. (Also BA)
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Dyrøy on 10 Aug. 2012
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This is the "must have" record which will for all future remind me of the splendid Jubilee Pageant. Superb record which deserves to be played over and over again. The best piece is track 15.
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