Newest royal music goes up online

Before anyone heard it at the wedding…. 



Royal Wedding Music
available online!


was confirmed yesterday morning on the official British Royal Blog that as
a central part of the Wedding Service for Prince William and Kate Middleton,
after the Anthem, the choirs will sing ‘Ubi Caritas’ by Welsh composer Paul
Mealor.  Mr Mealor is Reader in Composition at the University of Aberdeen, but his composing studio is on the Isle of
Anglesey, North Wales, close to the home of the
royal couple.


the service, because only religious texts are permitted,  Mealor  set the words
of the ancient hymn Ubi Caritas to a recent composition titled ‘Now Sleeps the
Crimson Petal’   The original work, in which Mealor set poems on the subject of
the Rose, the emblem of love and purity, has been recorded by the Con Anima
Chamber Choir, conducted by the composer, and is to appear on an album of choral
music (“Madrigali: Fire and Roses”) to be issued in the summer by Divine Art


As part
of the wedding celebrations,  Divine Art have released a digital-only EP of ‘Now
Sleeps the Crimson Petal’ which is available from today on iTunes, Amazon,
eMusic, Napster, Classics Online and all other good digital music sellers

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