Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Royal Wedding: The Official Album

The Royal Wedding: The Official Album, available on iTunes since immediately after the ceremony, was released today on CD, so being the sort of person who prefers to have a physical manifestation of a recording to hold, I waited until this morning and promptly bought one. I'm listening as I type this. While I wish that the complete personnel of the choir and orchestra had been listed in the jacket, otherwise it's a superb musical souvenir of last month's great event, including some material (such as Vaughan Williams's "Prelude on Rhosymedre") that was hard to hear when watching on TV. Highly recommended!

Speaking of the royal wedding music, last month Westminster Abbey's assistant organist James McVinnie blogged about his then-impending experience as a key musician of the great event.

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