Calling all Commonwealth Composers!

Could you compose a Commonwealth Song?

We shall soon be inviting COMPOSERS FROM AROUND THE COMMONWEALTH to write and send us songs based upon special lyrics written for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons.

We have already put out a call to Commonwealth writers to send us song lyrics for consideration

On Monday August 2nd, at 12 noon UK GMT, The winning song lyrics will be posted on this website and made available to composers.  At the same time, the Commonwealth Song Competition will be officially open to all composers via the link below!

Submit your song here!

Calling all Commonwealth Composers!

Could you compose a Commonwealth Song?

We are delighted to invite composers from around the Commonwealth to write and send us songs based upon special lyrics written for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons. The winning lyrics are below:

The Lyrics

Reminder – all composers MAY ONLY CHOOSE ONE of the three sets of lyrics below as the words for their song.

Please do not mix them up

No other lyrics will be accepted

We hope that you will enjoy composing your song

1. ‘A Life Lived With Grace’ by Lucy Kiely

Verse 1

When the world has turned to darkness

And there’s troubled seas ahead

You’re the light that leads the ship back home to shore.

Chorus

A life lived with grace

A heart filled with love

Peace on earth and harmony in the heavens above.

Verse 2

When the day is slowly breaking

And the dawn can’t find its way

You’re the sun that shines upon the world heralding a brand-new day.

Chorus

A life lived with grace…etc

Verse 3

When the night has come a-calling

And the daylight starts to fade

You’re the reason why the world keeps turning hoping for a better day.

Chorus

A life lived with grace…etc.

  

2. ‘Majesty’ by Rodrica Rudge

A friendly smile is just a start

When reaching out and warming hearts,

Embrace the world with open arms,

Let strength of spirit heal and calm,

And though we look beyond the trees

Through shades of ever-changing leaves,

There will be sunlight,

Always shining

With its guiding

Majesty.

 

A ray of hope is just a start

Uniting us when we’re apart,

Let’s celebrate and light the way,

Let’s sing as one and build each day,

And though we look beyond the trees

Through shades of ever-changing leaves,

There will be sunlight,

Always shining

With its guiding

Majesty.

 

3. ‘The Light in Our Hearts’ by Meenakshi Gautam Chaturvedi

 Chorus

Long live the Light that glows in our hearts,

The Light that guides our Nations,

When mankind drifts apart.

Verse 1

The aura of dignity,

The aura of grace.

That shines on every colour,

That shines on every race.

Verse 2

You have seen the worst of wars,

You have seen the quest for stars.

You have shown the wealth of kindness,

You have shown the power of love.

Chorus

Long live the Light that glows….. etc

Verse 3

An era etched in platinum,

On the scale of time.

A genre of strength,

An essence of sublime.

Chorus

Long live the Light that glows….. etc

Are you a member of a Commonwealth choir?

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at commonwealthsong@commonwealthresounds.com