Composer:   Paul Mealor
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Novello
Edition:   10283467
Voicing:   SATB divisi
Setting:   unaccompanied


Rick Kvam
Choral Arts Ensemble
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Paul Mealor is a Welsh composer who studied composition privately with fellow Welshman William Mathias before attending the University of York and the Royal Danish Academy of Music. He has taught at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland since 2003. In 2011, his popularity skyrocketed due to his motet, Ubi Caritas, written to be performed at the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. Mealor takes the text—and actually quotes part of the melody—from the Gregorian chant Ubi Caritas, which is sung for the washing of feet on Maundy Thursday in Holy Week.