In June 2021, as an act of condolence and sympathy for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and as a mark of respect for His Royal Highness. The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir (CYO) produced a private music recording as a gift to support Her Majesty at such a very sad time and great loss. Just one copy of the recording was made.
In April 2022, on the first anniversary of the death of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, to honour the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, CYO produced a very limited edition of the recording to share with a small group of recipients.
This recording was recorded with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Prince Philip in mind, and as a very personal tribute to the most wonderful and unique partnership.
1. Jack - A Local Hero - Paul Carroll
Words by Dr Grahame Davies
2. Windsor Suite – Nine Fantasias for Piano, Fantasia Number 2 - Paul Carroll
Solo Piano – Ricard Rovirosa
3. Mist Over The Lake for Violin and Strings - Paul Carroll
Solo Violin – Eric Hui-Ti Wang
4. The Castle of Mey – A Scottish Fantasy for Strings – Moonlight- Paul Carroll
5. To Be A Friend Music and Words composed by Simon Haw MBE
6. Concerto for Strings in F major RV138 – 3rd movement, Vivace - Antonio Vivaldi
7. Earth Dance - 3rd movement, Respect - Simon Haw MBE
Words by William Shakespeare
8. Lascia Ch’io Pianga – Aria from Opera, Rinaldo - Georg F. Handel
Libretto by Giacomo Rossi
Solo Soprano - Nicola Said
9. Sapphire Jubilee Suite of Marches: March No.1, Windsor - Paul Carroll
10. Abide With Me - William Monk, arr. Haw
11. The Commonwealth Anthem - Paul Carroll
Words by Commonwealth Secretariat
12. Cenotaph Requiem – 9th movement, Pie Jesu - Simon Haw MBE