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Biography

Dr. Karl Jenkins OBE B.Mus FRAM, educated at Gowerton Grammar School, Cardiff University and the Royal Academy of Music, London, is one of the most prolific and performed composers in the world today. The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace alone has been performed nearly four hundred times in recent years while his recorded output has attained seventeen gold or platinum disc awards.

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  • Composer: Karl Jenkins
  • Audio CD (21 Mar. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B004MSRD38
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,540 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Requiem: Dies IraeWest Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra/Marat Bisengaliev/Karl Jenkins 4:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. BenedictusKarl Jenkins 7:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Allegretto from Palladio for String OrchestraKarl Jenkins/Carmine Lauri/David Alberman/London Symphony Orchestra 3:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Requiem: Pie Jesu (Reqiuem)West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra/Marat Bisengaliev/Karl Jenkins 4:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Gloria: I. The Proclamation: Gloria in excelsis DeoNational Youth Choir of Great Britain/London Symphony Orchestra/Karl Jenkins 4:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Agnus DeiKarl Jenkins 3:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Sarikiz - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: Dance - VivaceKarl Jenkins/Marat Bisengaliev/Carmine Lauri/London Symphony Orchestra 6:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Stella natalis: Only heavenly music [In memoriam Christine Brown]The Adiemus Singers/Tenebrae/Karl Jenkins/Alison Balsom/Kate Royal 3:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. SanctusKarl Jenkins 6:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Stella natalis: The ProtectorThe Adiemus Singers/Tenebrae/Karl Jenkins/Alison Balsom/Kate Royal 4:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. In Paradisum: Requiem: In ParadisumDame Kiri Te Kanawa/Pamela Thorby/The Adiemus Singers/London Symphony Orchestra/Karl Jenkins 5:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Stella natalis: LullayThe Adiemus Singers/Tenebrae/Karl Jenkins/Alison Balsom/Kate Royal 4:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Requiem: LacrimosaWest Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra/Marat Bisengaliev/Karl Jenkins 4:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Stabat Mater: And the Mother did weep (words Karl Jenkins Sung in English, Hebrew, Latin, Aramaic & Greek)Karl Jenkins/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Jurgita Adamonyte/Belinda Sykes/EMO ensemble/Pasi Hyökki/Jody K. Jenkins 5:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. In these Stones Horizons SingKarl Jenkins/The Cory Band/Cantorion (Only Men Aloud) 4:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Quirk - Concerto for flute, keyboard and percussion: Chasing the GooseKarl Jenkins/Carmine Lauri/London Symphony Orchestra/Gareth Davies/John Alley/Neil Percy 5:11£0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Adiemus (1999 New Version)Adiemus 3:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. In Caelum Fero (Radio Edit)Adiemus 4:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Kayama (Radio Edit)Adiemus 4:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. HymnAdiemus 2:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Cantus - Song Of The SpiritAdiemus 6:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Cantus - Song Of The Plains (Edit)Adiemus 3:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Dos A Dos (Square Dance)Adiemus 4:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Wooing Of ÉtaínAdiemus 5:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Boogie Woogie LlanoogieAdiemus 3:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Beyond The CenturyAdiemus 5:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Requiem: IntroitWest Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra/Marat Bisengaliev/Karl Jenkins 6:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. In These Stones Horizons Sing: Agorawd [Overture] Part I: Cân yr Alltud [The Exile Song]West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra/Marat Bisengaliev/Karl Jenkins/Bryn Terfel 2:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Stabat Mater: Sancta MaterKarl Jenkins/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Jurgita Adamonyte/Belinda Sykes/EMO ensemble/Pasi Hyökki/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Chorus /Ian Tracey/Jody K. Jenkins 6:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Ave Verum CorpusAlfie Boe/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/John Owen Edwards/Crouch End Festival Chorus 3:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. BenedictusKarl Jenkins 4:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Gloria: II. The Prayer: Laudamus teNational Youth Choir of Great Britain/London Symphony Orchestra/Karl Jenkins 7:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Gloria: IV. The Song: I'll make musicNational Youth Choir of Great Britain/London Symphony Orchestra/Karl Jenkins/Hayley Westenra 5:52£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

This is a 2CD compilation, presenting a selection of the most popular pieces by the nation's best-loved living composer, Karl Jenkins. It 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.

Customer Reviews

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61 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Edwina on 22 Mar. 2011
Format: Audio CD
karl jenkins's music is so powerful and has the ability to transport you to a different emotional space. he truly is a modern master and i love the drama his music incites. there are also very tender moments in this album. i'm no classical aficionado, i just appreciate beautiful music - this album would prove a great introduction to anyone discovering more about classical music. a great collection of his finest work.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Special K on 18 April 2011
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This was purchased as a present for my husband but we have both enjoyed listening to the brilliant Karl Jenkins. A great selection of his music.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Serghiou Const on 28 April 2011
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The compilation comprise two discs each of roughly 80 minutes duration. The first disc includes 16 while the second 17 tracks.

For the purpose of the review I wish to identify two unities:the first unity comprise all sixteen tracks of the first disc and tracks 11 through 17 of the second disc which share the characteristics of sublime (predominantly)choral music to sooth the heart and uplift the spirit;all of them had on me a strong emotional impact. Included in this unity are three movements from the 'Armed Man:A Mass For Peace' which I consider the masterpiece of this master composer. I am certainly not alone given that this work was the most performed by a living composer with nearly 1,000 performances since its millenium premiere. This unity includes a new recording which sees the composer performing a piano duet with himself in a new arrangement of 'Benedictus' from 'The Armed Man'. All preceding work was composed after the turn of the millenium and in my judgement represents the most mature, accomplished and powerful work of the composer.

The second unity comprise tracks 1 through 10 of disc two from the 'Adiemus Collection' which includes music and songs which are beautiful, elegant, vivid and original but are not as powerful or accomplished compared to those of the first unity. The music of the second unity was composed in the years 1995-1999.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Liam on 5 Jan. 2015
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Only a small selection of what has been a magnum opuses of a lifetimes work. It is a taster of his wider works all of which stand alone in their own right. No one will be disappointed in delving into his wider works.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Waldman on 8 Dec. 2014
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Lovely music from a brilliant man. Was bought as a present but it also allowed me to rip it as well in the cost. The tracks are pieces from his large works and is carefully prepared so the listner does not have to change tracks all the time. One or two of the tracks is very quiet but the rest are good volume for the type of music being played.
Another classic >>sorry about the pun<<
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. N. Shepherdson on 26 May 2011
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Heard some of the tracks on Classic FM which I enjoyed, 95% of the tracks on the CD are very good, just a couple that are not brilliant.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Murray on 29 Aug. 2011
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I am fairly new to Karl Jenkins' music so was not sure what to expect from this album. Some tracks really resonate but others seem a little weak. I keep it in the car and it makes for relaxed driving on the daily commute!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. G. Johns VINE VOICE on 30 May 2011
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Karl Jenkins has to be the top modern Classical Music composer - I already had some of the tracks featured on this album - but to own them all was a bonus. Utterly superb! [ASIN:B004MSRD38 Very Best of Karl Jenkins]
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