Kate Middleton's piano teacher writes song for royal couple

Kate Middleton, fiancee of Britain's Prince William, leaves the New Zealand High Commission, in London, on February 25, 2011, after signing a Book of Condolence in memory of all those who died in the Christchurch Earthquake. Middleton and Prince William visited their old university in St Andrews Scotland, earlier Friday. AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images) BEN STANSALL

Kate Middleton leaves the New Zealand High Commission in London on Feb. 25, 2011.
Kate Middleton leaves the New Zealand High Commission in London on Feb. 25, 2011.

Prince William and Kate Middleton have chosen well-known choral pieces and hymns for their wedding on April 29. There is also music commissioned just for the event, including a piece by Queen Elizabeth's composer, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

And a lesser-known composer has also thrown his hat in the ring: Daniel Nicholls, 47, who gave Middleton (and her mother, brother and sister) piano lessons.

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"She was absolutely lovely, a really delightful person to teach the piano," Nicholls told the Daily Mail.

The piece is called "A Song for Kate (and William)." Nicholls says the William section is majestic and self-assured and the Kate section is more "breathy."

Nicholls' choir has performed the song and recorded it, and Nicholls said a copy had been taken to the Middletons' home, which is near his.

"[H]opefully they'll get a chance to listen to it," he said.

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