We are honoured that Her Majesty the Queen is our Royal Patron.
To mark the Platinum Jubilee in June, we have specially commissioned a new choral piece: ‘In Our Service’ from Thomas Hewitt Jones. Thomas writes: ‘I was absolutely delighted to have been asked by the Royal School of Church Music to write this work to celebrate HM the Queen’s special jubilee. Queen Elizabeth II’s reign is typified by selfless service to her country.’
Encouraging for all
The 4-minute anthem picks up themes of service and dedication and is deliberately written to be something which is really enjoyable to sing (and will have lasting value beyond the jubilee itself). It is suitable for cathedral and church choirs, but also choral societies, chamber choirs, community choirs and schools.
The Digital Download provides everything you need to learn the music with your choir or singing group. It contains music for Full SATB Choir and organ, Unison Choir and piano, a leadsheet for unison singers and the text in a Word file. All downloaded pdf files may be emailed to the members of your choir, or photocopied for them to use without further charge.
A full symphonic orchestration is available to hire, as well as the Brass Parts and fanfare opening.
Next steps for now
- Plan it into your schedule of music, ready to sing on or around the Jubilee weekend
- Share the invitation to join the initiative with all the choirs you know. Do it now – this is the moment!
Do, please, share with us how and when you use it – use the hashtags #RSCMplatinum #InOurService – and wherever you sing it we invite you to do so, in the words of the RSCM motto, ‘with the spirit, and with the understanding also’.