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Queen’s Piper to assist shut funeral with conventional bagpipe piece



The Queen’s Piper will assist shut her state funeral with a rendition of the standard piece Sleep, Dearie, Sleep.

Pipe Main Paul Burns, the monarch’s private participant on the time of her loss of life, will carry out because the service involves an finish and the congregation stands, earlier than the coffin leaves Westminster Abbey for Windsor.

Maj Burns of the Royal Regiment of Scotland is the seventeenth holder of the function, which was established in 1843 in the course of the reign of Queen Victoria.

(PA Graphics)

(PA Graphics)

Earlier than the service, Matthew Jorysz, assistant organist of the abbey, will play a collection of items together with Elegy Op 58 by Sir Edward Elgar, Reliqui Domum Meum by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, and Fantasy On O Paradise by Malcolm Williamson.

He may even play Romanza (Symphony no 5 in D) by Ralph Vaughan Williams, organized by Robert Quinney.

The sub-organist will play two items by Elgar – Andante Espressivo (Sonata in G Op 28) and Sospiri Op 70.

Hymns sung in the course of the service will embrace The Lord’s My Shepherd, The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended and Love Divine, All Loves Excelling.

The Lord’s My Shepherd, that includes lyrics from Psalm 23, featured in the course of the Queen’s wedding ceremony to the Duke of Edinburgh in 1947 and was mentioned to have been a favorite of hers.

After Maj Burns’ efficiency of Sleep, Dearie, Sleep, the sub-organist will play Johann Sebastian Bach piece Fantasia in C Minor because the procession of the coffin begins.

Through the procession on Wednesday carrying the Queen’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Corridor for her mendacity in state, various totally different marches have been carried out.

They included Beethoven’s Funeral Marches No 1-3 and Chopin’s Funeral March, each of which can be heard once more on Monday.

Beethoven’s Funeral March No 3 was additionally performed by the band of the Grenadier Guards at Philip’s ceremonial royal funeral at Windsor Fortress final 12 months.

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