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A living composer is this week’s #1 classical bestseller

For the first time since Henryk Mikolai Gorecki took the world by storm with his third symphony in 1991, a work  by a contemporary composer has topped the UK classical charts.

It’s A Tender Light by Princess Kate’s wedding favourite, Paul Mealor,

and it may have benefited from Mealor’s appearance this week in Gareth Malone‘s bid to turn the army’s womenfolk into a fighting chorus. It is also top of the specialist classical chart, not the so-called classical chart which is stuffed with the likes of Katherine Jenkins.

But, small cavils aside, it’s a good record and I’m really chuffed for Mealor.

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