Glorious Day


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Glorious Day is the second single by La Porta Nuova. The opening track is a celebration of family, community and home with plentiful references to the weather and how its changes enhance the beauty of each day. The song features the glorious sound of the London Community Gospel Choir, in an extended unaccompanied highlight of the song. Where Did It Go? is a reflection on getting old and looking back with nostalgia on favourite places, people and objects. If I Ever Wake Again is the story of a World War Two veteran still traumatised by his experiences, who longs to be able to get to sleep and not wake up again. With references to WW2 battlefields and war cemeteries, the song flashes forward to the hippie era of anti-Vietnam war demonstrations, and a time when the protagonist is less revered as a hero. What’s The Ending? looks at the blurring of fiction and reality from the point of view of a couple of film fanatics who get wrapped up in the fortunes of their hero and don’t want the film to end.

Written by William Jones 
All titles published by Summerhouse Music Ltd
Produced, engineered and mixed by Alessandro Ciola at Imagina Studios, Turin, 21-23 April, 6 & 19 May 2023; mixed 7-9 & 12 June and 11 July 2023
Mastered by Dave Blackman at Hiltongrove Mastering
Designed by Blue Serif

The song Glorious Day features
London Community Gospel Choir
Recorded at MVLS Music, London, 30 June 2023
Engineered by Leonn Meade
Choral arrangement by Rebecca ‘Becky’ Thomas (LCGC Senior Choir Director)
Solo voice: Annette Bowen