Royal Wedding Going Digital
The Official Album of the event, to be held in Westminster Abbey on April 29th, will then be rush released, available everywhere in the U.S. on May 10th. Musicians already confirmed to perform at the ceremony include The Choir of Westminster Abbey, The Chapel Royal Choir, The London Chamber Orchestra and The Fanfare Team from the Central Band of the Royal Air Force. The Choirs will be under the direction of Mr James O'Donnell and The London Chamber Orchestra conducted by its Music Director and Principle Conductor Mr Christopher Warren-Green.
Decca Records is a part of Universal Music, the world's leading record company, which also released the recording of The Wedding of Charles and Diana, Prince and Princess of Wales in 1981, and the Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997. The uniquely original new recording will be the next in a historic line to mark major milestones for the royal family, and as such it will enter the homes of millions across the whole world.
The physical album will include a special collector's booklet featuring the complete order of service, the readings, vows, hymns and blessings, and all the music from what is expected to be a global event exciting the biggest audience in television history. The format of release will be digital download, CD and vinyl to cater to consumers of all ages.
The album will be produced by one of the world's finest classical record producers, Anna Barry, who has produced over 500 recordings of distinction for over 25 years, ranging from works by Andrew Lloyd Webber to opera at the Mariinsky Theatre with Valery Gergiev, and many other legendary artists including Jose Carreras and Zubin Mehta.