A LONELY Whistler’s lament is among the personal touches for the Queen’s final farewell this afternoon.
As her coffin is lowered into the vault of St George’s Chapel in Windsor Pipe, Major Paul Burns of the Royal Regiment of Scotland will complete the admission.
The intimate moments of the ceremony were arranged by the Queen.
Much of the music will be inspired by her piano teacher, Sir William Harris, who died in 1973.
It includes a rendition of The Motet – a reading by John Donne, accompanied by music by Harris.
His Nimrod and Prelude arrangements are also performed.
The choir will sing The Russian Kontakion Of The Departed, which was sung at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral in April 2021.
The Dean of Windsor will read from the Bible – Revelation 21 verses 1 to 7, which was also heard at the funerals of her grandparents King George V in 1936, Queen Mary in 1953 and Father King George VI in 1952.
King Charles will put the Queen’s Company’s Camp Color on his mother’s coffin.
The purple color was made for her coronation in 1953 and presented to the Queen’s Company by Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6250426/piper-lament-queen-coffin-windsor-castle/ Lone Piper will play as the Queen’s coffin is lowered into the vault at Windsor, a detail approved by the Queen