Listening to the Royal Wedding Music

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smile following their marriage at Westminster Abbey. (Chris Jackson/Getty)

In this week's Arts File, Kerry Nolan speaks with WQXR's Graham Parker and Elliott Forrest about the music played at this morning's Royal Wedding.

Two billion people were estimated to have watched Prince William marry Kate Middleton this morning. The couple chose mostly British music for the affair. There was a mix of traditional and newly commissioned pieces, much of it full of pomp and circumstance. After pre-processional organ music and orchestral pieces, the service began with a fanfare by the State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry to mark the arrival of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.

You can view the full service of music performed.


Elliott Forrest and Graham Parker

Hosted by:

Kerry Nolan

Produced by:

Daniel P. Tucker

Comments [1]

Cecilia Chessell

I am a true anglophile and feel in love all over again watching this truly magnificent wedding. The Brits truly know how to do this. I wonder ...

WQXR, thank you for existing. I have you on every single radio at home, car and so on. I absolutely love your station and the mere thought of you not being around, saddens me and scares me! What would we do? Brilliant! Carry on.

May. 03 2011 08:46 AM

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