Kate has updated her official site with a note about Lyra, saying how thrilled she was to have been asked to write for the film and wishing her fans a wonderful Christmas. She advises people that the song will be available to download from iTunes December 10th, but mentions a date of January 22nd for a physical release (which we hadn’t heard before). Her site also includes a good quality short clip of the song. Kate also tells us that her classic song ‘This Woman’s Work’ is going to be heard in the Extras Christmas special – the programme by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant is set to be one of the most-watched television shows in the UK over the Christmas period, it being the two-part finale of the popular series. Two potential download hits this December then!

“Hello everyone, I’ve really enjoyed putting the ‘Lyra’ track together and working with the Magdalen Choristers was totally delightful. Philip’s trilogy is a masterpiece and I was thrilled to be asked to write this for the film. Have a wonderful Christmas…”