EastEnders composer on Peggy's theme

Simon May was thrilled to pen a special theme tune for Peggy Mitchell's exit.

The composer, who is responsible for the show's original exit music, did not have chart success in mind when he revamped the tune for the pub landlady, but was urged by colleagues to release it as a single.

He said: "All the actors and crew had made a really special couple of shows. My main purpose was to bring something to the table, and I didn't think it would be a single."

He went on: "But when everybody heard the track they said 'you've got to release that as the single because it's something special'."

The tune, called Peggy's Theme, is a reworking of the famous theme tune, and accompanies Peggy's departure from Albert Square after 16 years.

Simon posted a copy of the track to Barbara Windsor.

"I've heard she's chuffed to have had something written and arranged especially for her," he said.

"It is her theme, I wrote it for her. Barbara Windsor has been absolutely amazing on EastEnders."

The track will be included on Simon's album, The Simon May Collection. See simonmay.co.uk

Source - MSN


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