Last month, David Cameron trotted back into Number 10 and sang a small tune to himself, or so he thought.
Like so many people who forget the means of recorded media, he’d left his microphone on.
Professional composer Thomas Hewitt Jones then responded to a call from Classic FM for musicians to analyse Cameron’s pretty ditty.
Thomas wrote and recorded into the dark of night and produced a full-blown orchestral piece in his home. Less than 48 hours on the web and it had exploded worldwide, been played on CNN, BBC Radio 4 and had reached number four on the iTunes classical chart.
Thomas released the sheet music online, so anyone could perform it.
After performing this orchestral version for The Huffington Post UK, Thomas has since gone to France to aid in the refugee camps and of course, compose a piece of music for the situation: working title, ‘Concerto for Refugees’.
Cameron’s Camerata Musicians
Flute - Ruth Stockdale
Oboe - Jenny Melville
Bass Clarinet - John Holland
Trumpet 1 - Milly Paine
Trumpet 2 - Barney Samson-Ledger
Violin 1 - Simon Hewitt Jones
Violin 2 - Liz Melville
Cello - Samara Ginsberg
Piano - Thomas Hewitt Jones