for SATB and organ or orchestra This beautiful setting of verses from the psalms was commissioned by Westminster Abbey for the wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton. It was first performed on 29 April 2011 by the combined choirs of Westminster Abbey and the Chapel Royal, in the presence of the royal family, and was broadcast live to millions across the globe. With elegant melodic lines and warm harmonies, This is the day is perfectly suited to performance at a wedding or special occasion, and would make a joyous addition to any concert or service.
John Rutter (b.1945)
"We return to that wedding with John Rutter's commission for the occasion . . . The music, comparatively simple to learn, is more varied than many anthems, with an unexpected and thoughtful conclusion." - James L. Montgomery, Church Music Quarterly March 2012