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Sacred Arias

Album Summary

>Lyte, Henry Francis : Abide with Me, hymn
>Webber, Andrew L : Pie Jesu, for soprano, treble & orchestra (from the Requiem)
>Goodall, Howard : Psalm 23 (Theme from "The Vicar of Dibley" TV series), for chorus, strings & organ
>Traditional, American : Down to the River to Pray, hymn
>Willson, Meredith : May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You
>Cohen, Leonard : Hallelujah
>Franck, César : Panis angelicus
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Lindle, Simon : Ave Maria, for voice & organ
>Ramírez, Ariel : Misa Criolla, for tenor, piano, chorus & orchestra
>Barber, Samuel : Agnus Dei
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Notes & Reviews:

Just a few years back Katherine Jenkins was a public school music teacher in Wales. Today, she is the UK's fastest-rising classical star. Ever since she shattered a glass chandelier with a high note during a concert, Katherine has taken the classical world by storm, winning several singing competitions at the Royal Academy of Music. Her debut album 'Premiere went straight to number one in the U.K in April 2004 and stayed there for eight weeks.

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Katherine Jenkins (mezzo soprano); Steven Baker (piano, organ, keyboards, programming); Simon Franglen (keyboards, programming); Gary Kettel (percussion).

Recording information: Air Studios, London; City Road Studios, Newcastle, Engl.

In the tradition of Charlotte Church and Sarah Brightman, Katherine Jenkins is a classically trained singer moving into a somewhat more pop-oriented direction complete with a glamorous persona that emphasizes her striking looks. SACRED ARIAS, true to its name, consists solely of classical religious music and familiar hymns such as "Abide With Me" and "Ave Maria," performed with great delicacy and skill.



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Works Details

>Lyte, Henry Francis : Abide with Me, hymn
  • Performers: Simon Franglen (Keyboards); Simon Franglen (Programming); Katherine Jenkins (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Dodd
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Webber, Andrew L : Pie Jesu, for soprano, treble & orchestra (from the Requiem)
  • Performers: Simon Franglen (Keyboards); Simon Franglen (Programming); Katherine Jenkins (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Dodd
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1985

>Goodall, Howard : Psalm 23 (Theme from "The Vicar of Dibley" TV series), for chorus, strings & organ
  • Performers: Steven Baker (Piano); Simon Franglen (Programming); Simon Franglen (Keyboards); Katherine Jenkins (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Dodd
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1994

>Traditional, American : Down to the River to Pray, hymn
  • Performers: Simon Franglen (Keyboards); Simon Franglen (Programming); Katherine Jenkins (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.

>Willson, Meredith : May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You
  • Performers: Simon Franglen (Keyboards); Simon Franglen (Programming); Katherine Jenkins (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Dodd
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Cohen, Leonard : Hallelujah
  • Performers: Steven Baker (Keyboards); Steven Baker (Programming); Simon Franglen (Programming); Simon Franglen (Keyboards); Katherine Jenkins (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Dodd
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>César Franck (1822 - 1890) : Panis angelicus
  • Performers: Simon Franglen (Keyboards); Simon Franglen (Programming); Katherine Jenkins (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Dodd
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1872

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Requiem, Op. 48 :: In Paradisum
  • Performers: Simon Franglen (Programming); Simon Franglen (Keyboards); Katherine Jenkins (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Dodd
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performers: Simon Franglen (Keyboards); Simon Franglen (Programming); Katherine Jenkins (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Dodd
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818

>Lindle, Simon : Ave Maria, for voice & organ
  • Performers: Steven Baker (Organ); Simon Franglen (Programming); Simon Franglen (Keyboards); Katherine Jenkins (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Dodd
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.

>Ariel Ramírez (1921 - 2010) : Misa Criolla, for tenor, piano, chorus & orchestra :: Kyrie
  • Performers: Simon Franglen (Programming); Simon Franglen (Keyboards); Gary Kettel (Percussion); Katherine Jenkins (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1964

>Barber, Samuel : Agnus Dei
  • Performers: Simon Franglen (Programming); Simon Franglen (Keyboards); Katherine Jenkins (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967