the MU­SIC

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Martin Neary had to se­lect mu­sic that was both per­sonal and ap­pro­pri­ately tra­di­tional.

‘I felt there had to be some­thing to that rep­re­sented the era of Princess Diana,’ says Martin, who was di­rec­tor of mu­sic at West­min­ster Abbey. ‘El­ton John’s name came up, and the favoured choice was Can­dle in The Wind. El­ton called his lyri­cist Bernie Taupin in Cal­i­for­nia, and within a mat­ter of hours he came up with this amaz­ing ti­tle: Good­bye Eng­land’s

Rose.’

El­ton John bade farewell to ‘Eng­land’s rose’

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