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.