Prince George's Lullaby: Royal Baby Song To Storm Classical Music Charts

14/08/2014 17:02 | Updated 20 May 2015

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Prince George is set to conquer the classical music charts with his very own lullaby.

Music giant Sony is planning to release a charity album of Royal-themed music, with the specially composed Lullaby For Prince George as the title track.

Sony Classical expects the Prince George Effect to take the album to the top of the charts – estimating at least 100,000 copies will be sold.

Well, it worked for striped dungarees and kangaroo-themed backpacks!

The label plans to donate 50p per album to charity Cruse Bereavement Care, whose patron is the Queen.

Lullaby For Prince George was written by the charity's composer-in-residence, Dr Olga Thomas-Bosovskaya, and a version of the original, recorded with the Orchestral Ensemble of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Portsmouth, has already received the Royal seal of approval.

A spokesman for Cruse Bereavement Care, which offers support for those coping with grief, said: "Olga composed several pieces of music as a gift for the Royal Household.

"The Palace later wrote to thank our CEO, Debbie Kerslake, and to reveal that Lullaby For Prince George had been passed to Kensington Palace."

The track has been re-recorded by former opera singer Charlotte Jaconelli, who signed with Sony Classical after coming runner-up in 2012's Britain's Got Talent.

Her version was due to be released on July 21, the day before Prince George's first birthday.

But, because of contractual problems, Sony Classical has decided to hold it back until later in the year, when the rest of the album is also ready. It is hoped it will raise thousands for Cruse Bereavement Care.

The album is expected to include Jubilation, a piece of music composed to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, and an instrumental written for the Royal Wedding, as well as tracks from the Royal Marines.

It's the idea of producer Vera Bohl, who runs music production company Studio Week.

A source told the Mail on Sunday: "Vera had to seek permission from the Palace to use the music. They had to get approval from the Palace at the highest level."

Liam Toner, UK label manager at Sony Classical, said: "Lullaby For Prince George is all done but we won't be releasing it in time for Prince George's birthday. We won't be releasing [a single] next month."

He added: "The idea is for 50p to go to Cruse", saying this was 'normal' for a charity album.


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