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Old 09-22-2007, 04:59 AM
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Music Inspired By Royalty

I have always loved the composition "Lady Di", performed by Richard Clayderman and composed by Paul De Senneville. Does anyone know if she ever witnessed a performance of the piece?

What other pieces of music have been directly inspired by members of Royalty?
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Old 09-23-2007, 03:24 AM
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Dolce Paola by Adamo.
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Old 09-23-2007, 08:11 AM
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I think Adamo composed a song for Princess Mathilde few years ago. I don't know it's name though.
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:43 PM
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Singer Mika wrote a song named Grace Kelly after the American Oscar winning actress turned Princess Grace of Monaco in 2007.
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Old 11-16-2008, 02:16 AM
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"Diana" by Bryan Adams (mid 80's)
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also, Elton John's remake of Candle in the Wind after Princess Diana died in her honor
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Old 11-16-2008, 05:37 AM
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I could be wrong but I believe that Elton John wrote the song Candle in the Wind specifically for Diana's funeral since they were very close friends. It is also one of my favorites. I found the video of him performing it at Diana's funeral very moving. I also like how he said he would never perform the song again, it makes it even more special (imo).



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also, Elton John's remake of Candle in the Wind after Princess Diana died in her honor
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:24 AM
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the four season classical music by maistro mozar
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Old 11-16-2008, 11:14 AM
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Don't you mean "The four Seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi?

Anyway, what is the connection to royalty? Is it that he, when composing "The four Seasons", held the position as Maestro di Cappella of the court of prince Phillip of Hesse-Darmstadt, governor of Mantua?
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'Her first Waltz' was composed for the birth of Princess Ariane of The Netherlands. Here a clip with the music and images of the baptism:

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Old 11-16-2008, 02:21 PM
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I could be wrong but I believe that Elton John wrote the song Candle in the Wind specifically for Diana's funeral since they were very close friends. It is also one of my favorites. I found the video of him performing it at Diana's funeral very moving. I also like how he said he would never perform the song again, it makes it even more special (imo).
The version of Candle in the Wind that was played at Diana's funeral was indeed created for Diana, but the first version of the song was written about Marilyn Monroe. Elton changed the lyrics in 1997 for Diana.
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:32 AM
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chopain classical music .
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Popular rumor has it that Henry VIII wrote "Greensleeves" for Anne Boleyn although there is no proof, and the song was probably written during the Elizabethan era.
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"Je veux pleurer comme Soraya" ("I want to cry like Soraya") by Françoise Mallet-Jorris. Inspired by Soraya of Iran after her divorce.
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'Her first Waltz' was composed for the birth of Princess Ariane of The Netherlands. Here a clip with the music and images of the baptism:

Absolutely beautiful !
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Fugue in G minor composed by Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia (1772-1806)

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The very horrible 'Mathilde' by Eddy Wally.. https://youtu.be/e0SBQtd2OMw
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The Prince of Wales inspired two songs.

1863 God Bless the Prince of Wales
(Created for the future Edward VII)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_Bl...rince_of_Wales

1927 I've danced with a man, who's danced with a girl, who's danced with the Prince of Wales.
(Inspired by the future Duke of Windsor.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I've_d...rince_of_Wales
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Handel's Water Music was certainly inspired by King George I. He wanted a concert held on the River Thames as he travelled up with friends by Royal Barge. Handel obliged and when the King and friends sailed up the Thames to Chelsea one summer evening in July 1717, the Barge was accompanied by a second barge with fifty musicians on it, who played the Water Music for the first time.

The King was so pleased with it they played the three suites three times over, until King George arrived back at Whitehall. The Thames was crowded with other vessels containing Londoners listening to the music.

Several years ago the BBC mounted a reconstruction and a barge with modern musicians dressed in early 18th century costumes played the Water Music up the Thames, following the same route.

Handel "Water Music" by English Concerto on the river Thames - Video Dailymotion
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