Recorded at Henry Wood Hall, London on 7 & 8 March 2012.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra takes part in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant on 3 June as part of the 1000 boat flotilla celebrating the Queen’s 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 Grainger’s Country Gardens, Jupiter from Gustav Holst’s The Planets, Thomas Arne’s 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.
“You don’t have to be ravingly patriotic to enjoy this, but it helps. When the Jubilee flotilla travels down the Thames on June 3, the London Philharmonic will be on board. This CD gives a foretaste of what to expect...The music is crisply delivered under David Parry.” The Times, 12th May 2012