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Karl Jenkins: Requiem, etc

Album Summary

>Jenkins, Karl : Requiem, for chorus & orchestra
>Jenkins, Karl : In These Stones Horizons Sing, for baritone, harp, jazz soloists, chorus & orchestra
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

'Requiem' is a dramatic and powerful work that takes its inspiration from both Western and Japanese musical traditions. It incorporates Western melodic style and elements of world music, such as Japanese harmonies and melodies, and instruments. It is a Mass set to texts from both the Christian Mass, written in Latin, and Japanese 'jisei', which are traditional Japanese haiku that highlight the cyclical nature of life, death, and rebirth.

Karl Jenkins, the mastermind of the Adiemus project and The Armed Man (A Mass For Peace) has the gift of composing music that speaks to a very wide audience. This is a highly interesting work that draws on Western and Oriental traditions. Requiem is a mass for the souls of the dead set to texts in both Latin and Japanese, highlighting the cyclical nature of life, death and rebirth. EMI Classics. 2005.



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>Jenkins, Karl : Requiem, for chorus & orchestra
  • Performers: Clive Bell (Shakuhachi); Rupert Christie (Programming); Sam Landman (Treble); Tim Thorne (Horn); Gavin Horsley (Bass); Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Nicole Tibbels (Soprano); Catrin Finch (Harp); Gary Kettel (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Karl Jenkins
  • Ensemble: Caerdydd Chorus
  • Notes: Angel Studios, Islington, London, England (01/12/2005-01/13/2005)
  • Running Time: 52 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004

>Jenkins, Karl : In These Stones Horizons Sing, for baritone, harp, jazz soloists, chorus & orchestra
  • Performers: Clive Bell (Shakuhachi); Rupert Christie (Programming); Sam Landman (Treble); Tim Thorne (Horn); Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Nigel Hitchcock (Saxophone); Catrin Finch (Harp); Gary Kettel (Percussion); Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Karl Jenkins
  • Ensemble: Adiemus Wind and Brass
  • Notes: Angel Studios, London / Sain Studio, Caernarfon / Shepherd Studio, Isle of Skye (01/12/2005/01/16/2005)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004