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Paul Mealor

Publisher: Novello & Co

Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal (2010)
Commissioned by John Armitage Memorial
Text Writer
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Novello & Co Ltd
Chorus a cappella / Chorus plus 1 instrument
Year Composed
3 Minutes

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Paul Mealor Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal (2010)
No 1 of 'Four Madrigals on Rose Texts'.

  • 31 DEC 2012
    Douai Abbey, Reading, UK
    Rodolfus Choir
    Ralph Allwood, conductor
  • 01 NOV 2012
    Tenebrae USA Tour 2012
    de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Centre, BYU, Utah, USA
    Nigel Short, conductor

    Other Dates:
    2 November - St Peter in Chains Cathedral, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    3 November - Cathedral Basilica, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
    4 November - Duke University Chapel, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    7 November - Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    8 November - Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
    9 November - Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul, Philadelphia, USA
  • 06 NOV 2011
    Smokey Mary's, NYC (St Mary the Virgin, Times Square)

...uses soaring soprano lines, lushly harmonized rhythmic counterpoint and varied articulation to explore the imagery of the rose as both a secular (mostly amorous but naturalistic as well) and religious symbol.
Allan Kozinn, New York Times,08/11/2011
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