Pupils of the Yehudi Menuhin School have recorded a performance of Edward Elgar’s Nimrod as a tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Elizabeth is currently lying in state at Westminster Hall ahead of her state funeral on Monday 19 September. 

’Her Majesty embodied many virtues, and will always be remembered for her selfless service, her warmth, and her gentle strength in leading the nation over seven decades. Her life was an example to us all and she was a constant source of unity and reassurance,’ the school writes on the YouTube video. ’The Queen was committed to seeing music and the arts flourish in the United Kingdom, as reflected by her many patronages in this area. This performance was recorded to commemorate the life-long service Her Majesty gave to music and our nation.’

Queen Elizabeth II was the UK’s longest serving monarch reigning for 70 years. She died peacefully at her home, Balmoral Castle in Scotland on 8 September 2022, aged 96.