Friday, April 29, 2011

The Friday Phonograph

Royal Wedding Features Music by Paul WHO?

by Anne French

For 35 year old Welsh composer Paul Mealor, the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton was much more than a worldwide media phenomenon (some say circus). Mealor's hushed and reverent setting of Ubi Caritas, which premiered last autumn at St. Andrews University, was heard round the world as the combined choirs of Westminster Abbey fortified by singers of the Chapel Royal sang it at the close of the Royal Wedding ceremony. It is a wonderful piece that will put this young composer on the liturgical music map forever. More on the composer can be found at Meanwhile you can enjoy it here on wedding day. A wonderful beginning to the weekend in which we welcome the merry, merry month of May!

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