A Tender Light is a collection of new choral music by the Welsh composer Paul Mealor, including the Ubi caritas, made famous by its inclusion in the Royal Wedding Ceremony of His Royal Highness Prince William and Catherine Middleton (now TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) at Westminster Abbey in April 2011. 2.5 billion people (the largest audience in broadcasting history) heard his Motet on that day and since then it has topped the Classical singles charts in the USA, UK, Australia, France and New Zealand and has already entered the standard repertoire for many choirs. For singers wanting to explore further the music of Mealor, this book also contains the luminous She Walks in Beauty, the contemplative O vos omnes and the madrigal sequence Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal.Locus iste and Ave Maria are modern yet timeless settings of well-known texts. This is a must-have collection for any mixed voice choir wanting to explore the latest and best in choral repertoire.
'Serene and Beautful' Gramophone Magazine
'Mealor is the most important composer to have emerged in Welsh choral music since William Mathias' The New York Times
Ave Maria Locus Iste No. I: Now sleeps the crimson petal No. II: Lady, when I behold the roses sprouting No. III: Upon a bank with roses No. IV: A Spotless Rose O Vos Omnes She Walks In Beauty Ubi caritas