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By now, we’ve all seen the history-making photos – the dress, the kiss, the hats. But what did these choices say about the couple? Because I can’t get these thoughts out soon enough, I’m listening to two biddies (that’s a British word, right?) talk about how they wished Kate’s dress had “more glamour.” Pish Posh – it was the perfect choice and she wore it well vs. the other way around. I think her choice stated her willingness to be part of a couple, not the main attraction, and gave a nod to tradition while still showing off an impossibly tiny waist.
The musical equivalent of the dress was no doubt the ceremony’s Welsh-native Paul Mealor’s “Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal” set to sixth-century hymn Ubi Caritas which the Westminster Abbey and Chapel Royal choirs sang. Mealor has known about his work being the main attraction for a few weeks now, a secret which he had to keep from his family until this morning when they were all gathered around the telly (now I’m just showing off).
What does this choice say? The piece premiered last October at St. Andrew’s University where the couple fell in love as college sweethearts. The words of the poem-turned-song are essentially about love but also about service. The fact that Mealor is Welsh is no coincidence either of course and throughout the wedding, there were small but significant inclusions of all of the United Kingdom. A tip of the hat to ya William and Kate…
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