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The Very Best Of Karl Jenkins (2CD)

Karl Jenkins

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This 2-CD compilation presents a selection of the most popular pieces by the nation's best-loved living composer Karl Jenkins. Includes music from best-selling recordings Adiemus, The Armed Man, Requiem, Gloria, Stabat Mater, Palladio, Stella Natalis and Quirk.

Karl Jenkins, who was awarded a CBE in 2010, is widely recognised as the world's most popular living composer following a recent poll by renowned cultural commentator Norman Lebrecht. The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace is his most performed work, having been performed over 1000 times since its world premiere at London's Royal Albert Hall in April 2000. Commissioned jointly by The Royal Armouries and Classic FM, it was initially inspired by the Kosovan conflict, but the clear message of hope this work brings to so many resounds even stronger ten years later. The piece regularly sits high in the Classic FM 'Hall of Fame' voted for by listeners, coming in at #15 in the latest poll, making Karl Jenkins the radio station's best-loved living composer.

Born in Wales, Karl Jenkins studied the oboe and graduated from Cardiff University, followed by post-graduate studies at London's Royal College of Music. A passion for jazz - he was a member of the bands Nucleus and Soft Machine - led him to composition. Classically trained, but drawing on a diverse range of global influences, his composing style has transcended musical boundaries, including memorable ad jingles for Delta Air Lines, the Cheltenham and Gloucester Building Society, De Beers diamonds, British Airways and Levi's Jeans, the global 'crossover' phenomenon Adiemus, more 'classical' commissions such as Requiem, Stabat Mater, Quirk and The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace and television and feature film soundtracks. Recent recordings include Gloria, Stella Natalis and Joy to the World, Kiri Sings Karl with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa who received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement in Music Award at this year's Classical BRIT Awards; Requiem and Stabat Mater.

Over 160 minutes of music.
Requiem: Dies Irae
The Armed Man: Benedictus
Palladio: Allegretto
Requiem: Pie Jesu
Gloria: The Proclamation (Gloria in excelsis Deo)
The Armed Man: Agnus Dei
Sarikiz (Concerto for violin and orchestra)
Stella natalis: Only heavenly music
The Armed Man: Sanctus
Stella natalis: The Protector
Requiem: In Paradisum
Requiem: Lullay
Requiem: Lacrimosa
Stabat Mater: And the Mother did weep (words Karl Jenkins Sung in English, Hebrew, Latin, Aramaic & Greek)
In These Horizons Stones Sing
Quirk: Concerto for flute, keyboard and percussion - Chasing the Goose
Adiemus (1999 Version)
In Caelum Fero (Radio Edit)
Kayama (Radio Edit)
Cantus (Song Of The Spirit)
Cantus - Song of the Plains (Adiemus II - journey edit)
Dos A Dos (Square Dance)
The Wooing Of Étaín
Boogie Woogie Llanoogie
Beyond the Century (The Journey)
Requiem: Introit
In These Stones Horizons Sing: Part 1 - The Exile Song
Sancta Mater (Stabat Mater)
Stabat Mater: Ave Verum Corpus
Stabat Mater: Benedictus
Gloria: The Prayer (Laudamus te)
Gloria: I'll make music

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Artist: Karl Jenkins
Album: The Very Best Of Karl Jenkins (2CD)
Cat #: 0950582
Date: 04/04/2011
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 2
Usually Ships: 2 - 6 Days
Genres: Classical , Jazz , Pop
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