Who would have thought that a lullaby could ever top the classical charts? That is exactly what may happen when music giant Sony release a charity album of Royal themed music, with the uniquely composed Lullaby for Prince George as the title track.
Sony Classical expects that Prince George fever will take the album to the top of the charts with 100,000 copies estimated in sales. If releasing a Royal album wasn’t good enough, 50 pence per album sold will also be donated to Cruse Bereavement Care, whose Patron is Her Majesty The Queen.
The title track, composed by the Charity’s Composer in residence, Dr Olga Thomas -Bosovskaya, was recorded with the orchestral ensemble of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Portsmouth.
A spokesperson for Cruse Bereavement Care commented, “Olga composed several pieces of music as a gift for the Royal Household. The Palace wrote to thank our CEO Debbie Kerslake and they also revealed that Lullaby for Prince George had been passed to Kensington Palace.”
Recorded by Charlotte Jaconelli, who signed with Sony Classical after finishing in second place on Britain’s Got Talent in 2012, the version was slated for release on July 21st, the day before Prince George’s first birthday. It has been held back until later on in the year when the rest of the album is ready.
Other tracks expected on the album include Jubilation, a piece of music composed to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and an instrumental written for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Liam Toner, UK label manager at Sony Classical said, “Lullaby for Prince George is all done but we wont be releasing it in time for Prince George’s birthday”.
The goal is that the album will raise thousands for Cruse Bereavement Care, who offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies, they also enhance society’s care of bereaved people.
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