Coldstream Guards world exclusive on Classic FM

A track from Pride of the Nation, The Band of the Coldstream Guards’ second album, will receive its world exclusive first play in John Suchet’s programme today.

The new album includes patriotic television, radio and sporting themes as well as traditional favourites like Jerusalem and Zadok the Priest.

Heroes, the Coldstream Guards’ first album, went straight to number one in the classical charts when it was released in 2009, and has sold 210,000 copies. It was nominated for NS&I Album of the Year Award in the Classical BRITs 2010.

The world-famous Regimental Band of the Coldstream Guards is the nation's oldest-serving military band, with an impressive 112 year history. Renowned around the world, they can be seen regularly on Guard Mount at Buckingham Palace.

John Suchet will feature a track from Pride of the Nation in his programme on Thursday 3 March. The album will be released on Decca Records on 28 March.

Find out more about the album in the video below.