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Choirs across the world encouraged to sing Diamond Jubilee anthem
27 April 2012
The anthem commissioned by St Paul’s for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations is published today through
the Oxford University Press.
The Call of Wisdom, composed by Will Todd, is now on sale via the OUP website. The work, written
either for upper voices (published 27 April) or full SATB choir (published 5 May), both with piano or organ accompaniment, is set to words
based on a passage from the Book of Proverbs. The piece is full of arching melodies and beautifully simple harmonies.
The anthem is set to be one of the highlights of the Diamond Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving on June 5, when a Diamond Choir made up of 40 children from every region and nation of the UK, will sing it
for the Queen, a congregation of 2,000 and a live television audience of millions.
The Diamond Choir project began in March and invited children to apply for a place
in the choir, followed by auditions at 18 cathedrals across the UK.
The Reverend Canon Michael Hampel said: "This beautiful anthem is being published early so that churches and other institutions around the
United Kingdom and Commonwealth can use it in their own Jubilee celebrations.
"We at St Paul’s want to share this special piece of music with as many people as possible. It will receive its first public broadcast on the
great day here at St Paul’s but we hope it will have been performed many times before that in Jubilee services and concerts around the world. A
children’s choir in Brisbane, Australia has already been in touch to find out more.”