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Helen Mirren / Damian Lewis

The Music of Kings & Queens - Debbie Wiseman (CD)

Originally intended as the soundtrack for the Queen’s official 95th birthday parade, ‘The Music of Kings & Queens’ will be released on Decca Records on 11th June 2021. Composed by Debbie Wiseman OBE with words written by Simon Brookes Ward (Director of The Royal Windsor show) narrated by acclaimed actors Dame Helen Mirren and Damian Lewis OBE.

The new album tells the story of the making of the United Kingdom through twelve of its monarchs, beginning with William the Conqueror and ending with our current day Queen. Each monarch is introduced by a narration from Dame Helen and Damian, accompanied by a piece of music from Debbie that embodies each monarchs’ individual character.
Dame Helen Mirren says, “I have enjoyed the opportunity to work with Debbie on the musical journey into royal history. It was a privilege to record the words with Damian and to be part of celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s 95th birthday. Debbie has done a marvellous job composing and recording the music.”

2. Introduction by Helen Mirren
3. William I introduction by Damian Lewis
4. WILLIAM I (music)
5. Richard I introduction by Helen Mirren
6. RICHARD I (music)
7. Henry VIII introduction by Damian Lewis
8. HENRY VIII (music)
9. Elizabeth I introduction by Helen Mirren
10. ELIZABETH I (music)
11. Charles II introduction by Damian Lewis
12. CHARLES II (music)
13. Anne introduction by Helen Mirren
14. ANNE (music)
15. George II introduction by Damian Lewis
16. GEORGE II (music) Inspired by Handel's "Zadok the Priest"
17. George III introduction by Damian Lewis
18. GEORGE III (music)
19. Victoria introduction by Helen Mirren
20. VICTORIA (music)
21. Edward VII -introduction by Helen Mirren
22. EDWARD VII (music)
23. George VI introduction by Damian Lewis
24. GEORGE VI (music)
25. Elizabeth II introduction by Dame Helen Mirren and Damian Lewis
26. ELIZABETH II (music)