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Unheard music of Jubilee Pageant,
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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.