Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal

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Catalogue No: DDS 29002
EAN/UPC: 809730900228
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Release Date: April 2012
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Discs: 1
Total Playing Time: 11:37

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.

Track Listing

Paul Mealor:

  1. I. Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal − I. Now sleeps the crimson petal (2:44)
  2. II. Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal − II. Lady, when I behold the roses (2:35)
  3. III. Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal − II. Upn a bank with roses set about (1:36)
  4. IV. Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal − IV. A Spotless Rose (4:39)