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THOMAS MACE STAR COMMENT – ROYAL JUBILEE MUSIC: Capture the True Essence and Feel of the Jubilee Celebrations, Not Another £1M BBC Production for a Jubilee Anthem That Fails to Mention Queen or Country.

Preparations are underway for the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in
June of 2022 with identical events and similar schedules approved, that we were already treated to ten years ago, in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of 2012. Despite the excitement and fervour associated with an extra bank holiday in 2022 and a never before celebrated milestone in British Royal history, one British organisation is not about to recycle decade old events and lean on Buckingham Palace Courtiers to tell them how to devise and carry out their own celebrations, especially those with a musical flair. Developing into the largest, pre-eminent, and most visible monarchist organisation within the media since the Diamond Jubilee, The British Monarchists Society has always bucked the trend in celebrating Britain’s global Crown and has achieved a truly representative musical celebration which is worthy to be crowned the Platinum Jubilee Anthem of 2022.

With the backing of numerous British Lords and Members of Parliament, The British Monarchists Society is no stranger to supporting and defending the Queen, especially in times of celebration, as the nation is commemorating and giving thanks for Her life’s calling in service to Her people around the world. Challenging Brit boyband legend, Gary Barlow of the British boy band Take That, who co-wrote the 2012 BBC Diamond Jubilee Anthem “Sing” with Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, funded and produced by the BBC, The British Monarchists Society took centre stage during those Royal celebrations in what Canada Television News (CTV) described as the “Battle of The Anthems”. Appalled that a Jubilee Anthem created by a state broadcaster would fail to mention Her Majesty by name or title, and failed to utter one word reflecting the Queen’s unwavering and dedicated service to the nation, the British Monarchists Society challenged and met the BBC head on with their own musical tribute to Her Majesty with their patriotic hit, “Like A Diamond”. As millions of pounds of public funds were spent by the BBC to send Mr. Barlow around the world engaging the children of the Commonwealth to perform the word “Sing”, the public broadcaster’s musical tribute of 2012 was a costly musical celebration that failed to capture the spirit of the Jubilee or the meaning and symbolism behind it.

Happy with the Society’s musical tribute to Her Majesty, the British public supported the track “Like A Diamond”, downloading it hundreds of thousands of times, and viewing it with over a million hits on YouTube with a fitting and reflective music video. The British Monarchists Society was triumphant with “Like A Diamond” over the nation’s public broadcaster in capturing the essence, meaning, and symbolism behind the Jubilee celebration, at less than a fraction of the cost of their public-funded counterpart. To say the 2012 musical efforts of the British Monarchists Society was a success would be quite the understatement. Not to be trusted with the creation of yet another failed BBC musical tribute to Her Majesty for the Platinum Jubilee of 2022, the British Monarchists Society has already answered the call for next year’s musical celebrations. Behind the idea and commission of their first Jubilee Anthem “Like A Diamond”, Society Founder, Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills, has taken the British Monarchists Society to new heights with their newly completed musical demo, “EIIR: A Platinum Record (We Thank You from Our Hearts). Engaging well-known musical genius, Royal Composer and Society Patron, Dr. Olga Thomas-Bosovskaya, as well as Classical singer and songwriter, Anton Van Der Mere, Mace-Archer-Mills has pulled out all the stops in creating a classical-crossover musical production which is truly a world showcase of Her Majesty’s Realms and Territories across the seas. Writing the words and verses of the new Jubilee Anthem with Anton Van Der Mere, composed by Dr. Olga Thomas-Bosovskaya and Aton Van Der Mere, “EIIR: A Platinum Record (We Thank You from Our Hearts) is described by Mace-Archer-Mills as, “A musical journey through the Queen’s life as well as an epic circumnavigation around the commonwealth – Her Life’s work, visiting the musical representations of Her Majestys Realms and Her people, whilst highlighting their respect for the Queen’s seventy-years of dedicated service to not only the United Kingdom, but their own nations across the globe.”

“EIIR: The Platinum Record” is a crossover world music style work, incorporating a typical British classical ceremonial introduction, representative of the United Kingdom, which then seamlessly glides in between the worlds continents and regions, guiding the listener to the farthest corners of the Commonwealth in a glorious sound tapestry of African, Indian, Australasian, Caribbean, and Scottish/Celtic flavours. The new Jubilee anthem is created in two-parts, a wonderful and truly classical introduction by Royal Composer, Dr. Olga Thomas-Bolsovskaya, titled The Four British Nations;. This wonderful piece is composed in a British State pomp theme, an Elgar-esque inspired creation, which lends to the suggestion of both a slow and quick march framed by the powerful reverberations of State trumpets, with chants and shouts of Vivat Regina and Elizabetha arranged by Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills. The Four British Nations will introduce the world showcase of sounds found in part-two, with a sumptuous melding and transition from a classical State production into the fresh and lively sounds of Her Majestys Realms, including but not limited to, steel drums of the Caribbean, the Didgeridoo of Australia, Hindi, Maori, and Swahili chants referencing Her Majesty, as well as other musical representations found around the world under Britain’s global Crown. The demo track of the British Monarchists Society’s Jubilee Anthem which has just been approved for release, features the musical stylings of Anton Van Der Mere and West End darling Georgina Dayer. This professionally created track is an audio representation of the work which is to be provided to some of the most well-known musical stars in the business.

Household names in Classical, Contemporary, Rock, R & B, and Soul music have been contacted to be a part of this new musical celebration of Her Majesty’s milestone by Louise Harris PR and Talent Management, who has donated her time and resources in making this celebration the best it can be with reference to the artists invited to partake in this musical celebration of the Queen. In addition to individual artists, choirs and other organisations have been approached to feature on the final recording and in the associated musical video, including the Queen’s bands within the Household Division, MOD. The release date for the Jubilee Anthem, EIIR: The Platinum Record (We Thank You from Our Hearts), is scheduled for Accession Day, 6 February 2022, the day on which Her Majesty, The Queen ascended to the throne of the United Kingdom.

The Anthem will be accompanied by a music video, depicting some of the greatest highlights of the Queen’s reign within Her Realms thus far, and will be released on all major digital outlets where it will be available for purchase. This musical celebration of Her Majesty’s seven-decades of service to the people of the world will feature on the website of the British Monarchists Society, as well as its own website where readers can learn more, listen to the demo teaser, and see/watch photos and recordings of the demo in creation on:

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