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dds 29002 (EP)
 
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MEALOR: NOW SLEEPS THE CRIMSON PETAL
CON ANIMA CHAMBER CHOIR, conducted by PAUL MEALOR
THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF THE ROYAL WEDDING MUSIC!

This special digital-only EP release contains a very special piece of music: Paul Mealor's short choral cycle Now sleeps the crimson petal; adapted, as 'Ubi Caritas' for the 2011 Royal Wedding; its four poems set with such skill as to make this one of the most astonishingly superb choral works of our age. The EP is also a 'taster' for the full album Madrigali: Fire and Roses which also features ancient madrigals and a brilliant extended work, Madrigali, by American composer Morten Lauridsen, available in both CD and download: DDA25094.

Unless there was sufficeint demand this EP is not to be issued on CD but can be downloaded in lossless, mp3 and other formats at all leading platforms, and in 196bps mp3 in our own download store.

playing time: 11.37  
direct sale price:  digital only - prices vary
audio  sample:  A spotless rose (extract)
PLAY

tracks:
Paul Mealor:
Now sleeps the crimson petal
Lady, when I behold the roses sprouting
Upon a bank with roses set about
A spotless rose

reviews
"Like most of us, I imagine, I had never heard of Paul Mealor until a couple of weeks ago, when these works were performed at the Royal Wedding, adapted to the words Ubi caritas et amor . With whichever text, they make for entertaining listening. With a booklet of texts, good performances and recording, and a reduced price to match the ‘ep' length, this is strongly recommended. (Discovery of the Month) - Brian Wilson (MusicWeb Download Roundup)