Sorry I've been MIA for the past couple weeks. I have some health issues that have been taking up precious time, and when I do sit at the computer, I need to play catch-up with my paying work.
A couple weeks ago, the folks at Silva Screen Records contacted me with news about a CD they were releasing -- Music for a Royal Wedding -- and asked if I'd be interested in a copy. If you've got an upcoming wedding, or you're simply looking to get in the mood for the upcoming royal wedding, this is the CD for you. It includes 16 selections of music, including Pachelbel's Canon, Princess Diana's personal favorite, I Vow to Thee My Country, and, of course, God Save the Queen.
I have three copies of this CD to give away to Hail Britannia readers. All you have to do to enter is tell me below a. what was your favorite piece of music played at your wedding or b. if you're not married, what would be the music you'd pick for your big day? Oh okay and c. if you never plan to marry, what do you think Kate and William should play at their wedding next week? I'll pick winners with my super-duper random number generator on Friday, April 22, 2011.
As for music at my wedding, my favorite piece was Scotland the Brave, played by a bagpiper who led us down through the estate where we had our reception. Our guests didn't know where we were until they heard the strains of the bagpipes drifting across the lawns and they spotted us. Quite the entrance we made that day, and my dad was thrilled -- he's of Scottish ancestry, loves bagpipes, and we managed to get a smile out of him. (He's kind of cranky. Damn Scots!)