• Duration: 4 minutes
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Instrumentation: Military Band
  • Published by: Hawes Music

Patrick was delighted to be asked to write this work for the Band of the Household Division and the Royal Choral Society to celebrate HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

All Princely Graces was premiered as part of the annual Military Musical Spectacular, a series of wonderful pageants of music and military precision drill.  These concerts are performed on Horse Guards parade in front of the beautiful backdrop of St James’s Park each year.

The title and text for the work comes from Shakespeare’s Henry VIII and is a small section of a longer speech which HRH The Prince of Wales chose to be read at a previous anniversary of The Queen’s accession.


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All princely graces
That mold up such a mighty piece as this is,
With all the virtues that attend the good,
Shall still be doubled on her. Truth shall nurse her;  
Holy and heavenly thoughts still counsel her.
She shall be loved and feared. Her own shall bless her; 
Her foes shake like a field of beaten corn 

And hang their heads with sorrow. Good grows with her. 

Words: from Henry VIII William Shakespeare (ca. 1564 – 1616)