William Henry Monk, Abide with me
This image appears in the gallery:
Classical music at the Olympic Opening Ceremony 2012
16. William Henry Monk, Abide with me
Henry Francis Lyte's words and William Henry Monk's tune has arguably never sounded more poignant than during the London 2012 opening ceremony. Sung by pop star Emeli Sandé, the anthem was a beautiful tribute to the victims of the 7/7 terror attacks in London.