In celebration of Her Majesty The Queens Diamond Jubilee, this unique collection showcases the very best of the sacred music composed in the last 10 years. Not for 500 years has such a compilation been made: in the late 15th century the Eton Choirbook was made to record the best of early Tudor church music.
Under the artistic direction of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Master of the Queens Music, 45 anthems have been selected, 12 of which are new commissions for this project, including a setting of Rowan Williams poem, Advent Calendar, by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.
During 2012, BBC Radio 3s Choral Evensong will feature anthems from this collection and a specially bound copy will be presented to HM The Queen.
Featured composers include John Tavener, John Rutter, Judith Weir, Roxanna Panufnik, Judith Bingham, Richard Rodney Bennett, Peter Maxwell Davies and others.
Director of the City of London Festival.
Director of the Winchester Festival.
Head of Music at Salisbury Cathedral.
Rector of St James' Piccadilly.