The British Monarchists Society celebrated the world premiere of EIIR: The Platinum Record, a Jubilee Hymn commissioned in honor of the Queen’s 96th birthday and 70 years of reign. On April 20, the eve of Her Majesty’s 96th birthday, BMS presented the first performance of the anthem for Members of the Royal Household, Lords and MPs, High Commissioners, Celebrities, Royal Warrant Holders and VIPs at the Rubens at the Palace in London. The live performance featured England’s national treasure and soprano Lesley Garrett Baritone of CBE and West End and star of MISERABLES Rodney Earl Clarke.
On April 21, The Platinum Album was released to the public via music streaming platforms around the world. Both songs from the album debuted at No. 1 and No. 2 on the iTunes Classical Music chart in the UK. The album debuted at number 27 on the iTunes UK Top 100 Albums chart.
The platinum disc consists of two songs, the first of which, “The Four British Nations”, was composed by the royal family’s private royal composer, Dr Olga Thomas-Bosovskaya, and produced by Robert Emery with lyrics by Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills.
The album’s second song, “(Your Majesty) We Thank You From Our Hearts”, was composed by Anton Van Der Mere, who also co-produced the track with Etienne Lane and co-wrote the lyrics with Thomas Mace-Archer – Mills. The song features steel drums from the Caribbean, the didgeridoo from Australia, Hindi, Maori and Swahili chanting, among other regional musical flavors that reference the various countries of the British Commonwealth.
Project Anthem was conceived and produced by the founder of the British Monarchists Society, Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills.
For more information: thejubileeanthem2022.com