Here is my question for you: how many of these do you know? I know all of them except the last two!
I have mentioned Vera Lynn in a post before (and the song that I spoke of was "We'll Meet Again".) I have also written of Chas and Dave, and they do a wonderful rendition of "Leaning On A Lamp Post".
"Oklahoma" was written by Rodgers and Hammerstein, of course, and I have written of my love for their music too!
It amuses me to think of the Queen singing "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better". I mean, come on, it's the QUEEN! (And if you don't know the musical, "Annie Get Your Gun", then, look it up, it's not only good but very funny too!)
The hymn," Praise My Soul, The King of Heaven" was written by Henry Francis Lyte (1793-1847) It was the processional song used at the Queen's wedding on November 20, 1947, which was exactly one hundred years after the death of the writer of this song.
I have a great fondness for all songwriters but most especially for those who write beautifully written hymns. (He also wrote the hymn "Abide With Me".) If you would like to know more about Henry Francis Lyte then, please click on the following...Henry Francis Lyte. And you SHOULD want to know more about him, be sure and read his life story!
I found this song for you which was recorded at Westminster Abbey...and you must know that is where the Queen and Prince Phillip were married in 1947!
Please notice that it seems that no one directly asked the Queen herself about her favorite music, I wonder if she would reply (with a twinkle in her eye)..."That's easy, GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!" HA!