Classical Crossover Magazine has featured EIIR: The Platinum Record, A Jubilee Anthem.
Olga Thomas is known as the ‘royal composer’ for writing musical gifts for the British royal family as well as her work with charities such as the Cruse Bereavement Care. Three of her compositions have gone to No.1 in the charts including, Royal Platinum Love Song, By My Side, and Flowers on the Doorstep.
To commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Jubilee celebrations Olga has written a new composition entitled, “The Four British Nations” which will be released Thursday, April 21st as part of the 2-track single “EIIR, The Platinum Record, A Jubilee Anthem.” She describes “The Four British Nations” as being, “a classical piece in a style of I would say Pomp and Circumstance theme.” The idea was to recreate memories of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation and for this Thomas contributed lyrics. “Thomas had a very clear idea of what he wanted. And I must say that it was very easy for me to understand because we were thinking alike.”
WATCH THE INTERVIEW WITH OLGA THOMAS HERE
The Platinum Album debuted as number 1 & 2 on the iTunes Classical chart on the day of its release! On 21 April, The Platinum Album was released to the public via music streaming platforms worldwide. Both songs on the album debuted at #1 and #2 on the iTunes Classical Music chart in the UK. The album debuted at #27 on the iTunes UK Top 100 Albums chart.
The Platinum Record consists of two songs, the first of which, “The Four British Nations,” was composed by private Royal composer to the Royal family, Dr.Olga Thomas-Bosovskaya, and produced by Robert Emery with lyrics by Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills.
The second song on the album, “(Your Majesty) We Thank You From Our Hearts,” was composed by Anton Van Der Mere, who also co-produced the track with Etienne Lane and co-wrote the lyrics with Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills. The song features steel drums of the Caribbean, the Didgeridoo of Australia, Hindi, Maori, and Swahili chants among other regional music flavours that reference the various countries of the British Commonwealth. The Anthem project was conceived and produced by the British Monarchists Society Founder, Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE