One of the UK’s most prominent film and TV composers, who attributed her success to her “Jewish work ethic”, has written the music for the Queen’s 90th birthday celebration.
Debbie Wiseman described being asked to compose the orchestral overture and finale music for the four-day event in May as “very, very special”.
The music will be performed in front of members of the royal family at Windsor Castle. The final night, when the Queen will attend, will be broadcast live on ITV.
Ms Wiseman said: “I treated it like writing music for a film where you’re inspired by the characters — my character here was the Queen.
“There’s a whole section of the event dedicated to the Queen’s love of animals and horses and my music helps to tell that story.”
The 53-year-old composer, has written over 200 scores and was one of 11 composers chosen to write music for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant in 2012. “The Queen’s had a reign of over 60 years — there’s a lot to inspire,” she said.
“I hope the music’s as striking as possible; you want people to come away feeling moved.”