Amvanquish 39 Posted September 20, 2022 Share Posted September 20, 2022 I am British, but If there is one composer in the world that I would have commissioned some months back to compose a piece of music for the life of Queen Elizabeth II and played at her funeral, it would have been John Williams. I believe that he is the only composer in the world today that could have combined the essence of Sir Edward Elgar. Sir William Walton and maybe a bit of Mozart and Beethoven into a fitting piece of Requiem music for the British Monarch especially at her funeral today. I am sure that such a piece would have had his unique signature stamped on it of fanfares and choral highlights. I can only but imagine what Williams would have crafted for such an event full of pomp and circumstance that we all witnessed today. On reading the liner notes of Fiddler on the Roof, John Williams was in on the recording sessions of the film "Battle of Britain" for the (rejected) score by Sir William Walton who he admired so he would have got a flavour of his royal ceremonial music style. It would be interesting to hear what others think of my idea, after all, he could still compose something in her honour if asked or if commissioned to do so Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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