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5.0 out of 5 stars Peacemakers is another Karl Jenkins classic, 31 Mar. 2012
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Peacemakers is majestic, a masterful mix of the uplifting, melancholic and magnificent. Carefully crafted to include evocative sounds and words from world music and literature it is a thoughtful and powerful piece of work.

Solitude (Chloe Hanslip, Violin) fits well with the pure force of energy produced by The Really Big Chorus, who appear on just two of the tracks. A thousand voices singing in unison gives a real WOW factor - the 'Thousang sound' is unforgettable. It's like being a part of the crowd singing 'Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau' at the Millennium Stadium.
Peacemakers is another Karl Jenkins classic that will be performed across the world for years to come. I would strongly recommend it to all Jenkofiles.
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Initial post: 27 May 2012 23:20:17 BDT
I am a big fan of karl Jenkins early work, especially The armed man and The requiem. However Peacemakers does not live up to these. The selection of words is fine, but not in my view matched by the music. Much of this is very repetitive, with too much percussion which sounds much the same throughout a piece. I was hoping with each section that there would be some innovation and a real Jenkins melody. The whole piece is overlong, worthy but often boring. Where has the Jenkins magic gone?

AB

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2012 20:27:27 BDT
I appreciate your post. I agree that the thread of a theme runs through the album. I wholehearted disagree that the album lacks magic and melody. It's not as light as the world-music of Adiemus and is more TLEP/Stabmater-like. Many of the pieces will get into your head when you give them a little time.
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