A new song dedicated to HM the Queen as a special tribute will challenge for the Christmas number 1. The track performed by the Four Sopranos, accompanied by The Treorchy Male Choir and the London Studio Orchestra, conducted by Paul Bateman, has been recorded as a tribute to the Queen who, earlier this year, became the longest reigning monarch in British history and the longest reigning female monarch in the world. With thanks and acknowledgement to the Queen and to the BBC, the voice of Her Majesty taken from her 1957 Christmas message can be heard on the track and adds great poignancy to the song.
Concept creator and co-writer, Jeff Chegwin, said “My strategy behind this record was to create with composer Adrian [Munsay] a genuine thank you piece for a very unique special woman who we all hold dear in our hearts and for it to represent and resonate lyrically the voice of the man and woman on the street from the taxi driver, teacher, greengrocer to the doctor, soldier, labourer and the nurse and school run mum, teacher and grandmother all of whom the Queen has inspired through decades of selfless devotion.”
Fifty percent of revenues from sales will be donated to Haig Housing Trust’s Coming Home fundraising campaign, a charity of which the Queen is Patron and which provides specially adapted housing for severely wounded and traumatically disabled service men and women.
The track can be downloaded from iTunes and Amazon. For more details of the charity's work please go to www.coming-home.org.uk.