Paul Mealor

Paul Mealor

The famous Welsh composer who has created music fit for royalty after composing for the Royal Wedding in 2011.

  • Born in North Wales, Mealor studied composition privately and read music at the University of York.
  • From an early age he sang in local choirs and played in brass bands and orchestras, learning the trombone at the same time as his father.
  • He is currently teaching at the University of Aberdeen where is the Professor of Composition.
  • He shot to fame in 2011 when Mealor’s motet, a setting of Ubi Caritas et Amor, was premiered at the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton.
  • The piece was performed by the choirs of Westminster Abbey and Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal conducted by James O’Donnell.
  • Later that year he was commissioned to write the music for Wherever You Are, a song compiled from letters written between the wives and partners of British Army military personnel. This made it to number one in the charts.

Did you know?
Mealor was sworn to secrecy from early on about the use of his composition in the Royal Wedding until just before the wedding took place.


Top Mealor Pieces