Silva America presents "MUSIC FOR A ROYAL WEDDING" -- Featuring a hand picked selection of the wonderful and unforgettable music from past royal weddings; the highlights on the album include Lesley Garrett's delicate reading of Lakmé's The Flower Duet, William Walton's stirring music for Henry V and Craig Armstrong's tender Balcony Scene from Romeo & Juliet.
Also features the rousing hymn, "I Vow To Thee My Country", Princess Diana's personal choice for her wedding to Prince Charles, specially recorded for Silva Screen by rising star Helena Blackman, of BBC TV show "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria"
(Track Listings, Composer & Time):
1. Fanfare For A Festive Occasion (Arthur Benjamin) [0:34]
2. Elsa's Procession To The Cathedral (Richard Wagner arr. P. Bede) [6:43]
3. "Enigma" Variations - Nimrod (Edward Elgar) [3:41]
4. Requiem - Pie Jesu (Andrew Lloyd Webber) [3:31]
5. Lohengrin - Bridal March (Richard Wagner) [1:21]
6. Pomp And Circumstance March No.4 (Edward Elgar) [5:06]
7. Henry V - Overture - The Globe Theatre (William Walton) [6:27]
8. Symphony For Organ No. 5 - Toccata (Charles-Marie Widor) [5:30]
9. Lakme - Sous le dome Epais (The Flower Duet) (Delibes) [3:49]
10. Crown Imperial (William Walton) [8:38]
11. For The Love Of A Princess (James Horner) [4:18]
12. Canon in D major (Johann Pachelbel) [5:41]
13. William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet - The Balcony Scene (Craig Armstrong) [5:39]
14. A Midsummer Night's Dream - Wedding March (Felix Mendelssohn) [0:55]
15. I Vow To Thee My Country (Gustav Holst) [4:03]
16. God Save The Queen (Arr. B. Brown) [1:07]
Special footnote: -- Music For A Royal Wedding is a keepsake for this memorable day -- Another winner from the gang at Silva Screen Records, producers James Fitzpatrick, Rick Clark & Jed Kearse.
Less we forget the executive producer Reynold D'Silva with a long line of hits over the pass decades. Since it's inception in 1986, Silva Screen Records has released some 500 albums across most genres. Their core is film and television music, releasing original film and television soundtracks and re-record film and television music.
The Royal Wedding will take place at Westminster Abbey on April 29th, 2011.
Mr. Jim's Ratings:
Quality of Sound: 4 Stars
Performance: 4 Stars
Mixing: 4 Stars
Overall: 4 Stars [Arrangements & Song Selection]
Total Time: 67 min on 16 Tracks ~ Silva America ~ (04/05/2011)