Commonwealth Natural Wonders in Music

Listen to musicians from across the Commonwealth perform together virtually, in this beautiful new composition to create a unique celebration of nature though music & art for HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee
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The Commonwealth Secretariat once again commissioned our ensemble in association, The Dionysus Ensemble, to produce a special project to mark HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The project brought together musicians and artists from across the Commonwealth to celebrate the incredible wild and scenic locations in the region.

The video features a brand-new piece of music that was co-created by Commonwealth musicians, composers, and creatives. It includes illustratrations by Commonwealth artists and photographers to showcase the variety and wide array of environmental riches that can be found throughout the region. The aim of the project was to celebrate and share the diverse beauty of the Commonwealth.

What makes this project truly unique is that the piece of music was created through a collaborative process that involved ideas and influences from all over the Commonwealth. Traditional and folk tunes were incorporated alongside sounds from nature, and musical compositions created by individuals composing in their home countries. This resulted in a beautiful and diverse musical composition that represents the unity and diversity of the Commonwealth.

This project is a beautiful tribute to the Commonwealth and a celebration of its natural riches. We are grateful to the Dionysus ensemble for producing this as part of the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations and hope that the project will inspire others to appreciate and protect the natural wonders of the Commonwealth.