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Song for Her Majesty The Queen

In 2003 Geoff was approached by ex BBC producer Tim Marshall who commissioned him to write songs for the Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance, broadcast annually from The Royal Albert Hall on BBC1 in November and regularly produced by Tim. This subsequently lead to Geoff becoming a regular contributor to the Festival with songs for Michael Cormick - “To All My loved Ones” (“Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep”) and Hayley Westenra - “Tonight We’ll Light a Candle” (Pokarekare Ana) in 2003; performances by Katherine Jenkins of “Tonight We Will Remember Them” and the Choir of Guards of “For The Fallen (They Shall Not Grow Old)” in 2004; performance by Katherine Jenkins with the Choir of Portsmouth Grammar School of “For the Fallen” (for the second year running) and Bryn Terfal of “I’ll Walk Beside You” (new lyrics by Geoff) in 2005; and in 2006 performances by Katherine Jenkins of “All These Years” written in tribute to Her Majesty the Queen in celebration of her 80th birthday, and a new setting for “In Flanders Fields”. 2008 saw Geoff write a new song “Today Won’t Come Again” (lyrics by Don Black) which was performed by Hayley Westenra and Jonathan Ansell and the 3rd performance of “For The Fallen” (They Shall Grow Not Old”) sung by Katherine Jenkins and Andrew Glover from the English National Opera. Katherine has also performed “Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep” at The Festival of Remembrance and subsequently recorded this song on her much acclaimed album “Living A Dream” Tim Marshall has responded very positively to the idea of using “All These Years” again for the 2012 Festival of Remembrance in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.