- Clive Bell (Shakuhachi)
- Ashwin Shrinivasan (Bansuri)
- Davy Spillane (Whistle)
- Chloe Hanslip (Violin)
- Gareth Davies (Flute)
- Lucy Grove
- Nigel Hitchcock (Saxophone)
- Laurence Cottle (Fretless Bass)
- Karl Jenkins (Piano)
Notes & Reviews:
Following the successful Global Sing for Peace and 09/11 10th Anniversary Commemorative Concert where The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace (5099921729621) was performed, Karl Jenkins releases a new work for choral forces, orchestral strings, violin soloist and other guest instrumentalists called The Peacemakers. The work is set to texts from iconic figures who are associated with peace, not just armed conflict but race as well: Gandhi, Mandela, Mother Theresa, Dalai Lama, after Martin Luther King, and Albert Schweitzer as well as poetry, the Bible and Quran. The strings of the London Symphony Orchestra are joined by different vocal forces including City of Birmingham Youth Choir, Rundfunkchor Berlin, and the 1000-strong Really Big Chorus made up of members of UK choirs from across the country brought together in one day in one studio to contribute to two movements on the album. Guest artists include British violinist Chloë Hanslip and Indian bansuri (ethnic flute) player Ashwin Srinivasan.
Just about everyone has been roped in...fans will find this 70-minute plea for peace immaculately performed and recorded.
MusicWeb International, June 2012
The individual performances from everybody involved are excellent, and one must note in particular the faultless English enunciation and idiom of the Berlin chorus.
Recording information: Air Studios, London (04/20/2011-04/21/2011); Angel Studios, London (04/20/2011-04/21/2011); County Clare, Ireland (04/20/2011-04/21/2011); mustache studios, London (04/20/2011-04/21/2011); Teldex Studio Berlin (04/20/2011-04/21/2011); Air Studios, London (05/2011/06/2011); Angel Studios, London (05/2011/06/2011); County Clare, Ireland (05/2011/06/2011); mustache studios, London (05/2011/06/2011); Teldex Studio Berlin (05/2011/06/2011).
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Works DetailsJenkins, Karl : The Peacemakers, oratorio
- Performers: Clive Bell (Shakuhachi); Ashwin Shrinivasan (Bansuri); Davy Spillane (Whistle); Chloe Hanslip (Violin); Gareth Davies (Flute); Lucy Grove; Nigel Hitchcock (Saxophone); Laurence Cottle (Fretless Bass); Karl Jenkins (Piano)
- Conductor: Karl Jenkins
- Running Time: 69 min. 14 sec.
- Period Time: Contemporary
- Form: Cantata/Oratorio