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Adiemus II - Cantata Mundi Import

4.6 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Performer: Miriam Stockley
  • Orchestra: London Philharmonic
  • Composer: Karl Jenkins
  • Audio CD (17 Feb. 1997)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Virgin
  • ASIN: B0000254Y9
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,994 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Cantus - Song Of Tears
  2. Chorale I (Za Ma Ba)
  3. Cantus - Song Of The Spirit
  4. Chorale II (Roosh Ka Ma)
  5. Cantus - Song Of The Trinity
  6. Chorale III (Voclaise)
  7. Cantus - Song Of The Odyssey
  8. Chorale IV (Alame Oo Ya)
  9. Cantus - Song Of The Plains
  10. Chorale V (Arama IVI)
  11. Cantus - Song Of Invocation
  12. Chorale VI (Sol Fa)/Cantus - Song Of Aeolus
  13. Chorale VII (A Ma Ka Ma)

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By A Customer on 29 Aug. 2002
Format: Audio CD
This is definitely the best of all the Adiemus albums, it combines the usual African chant and classical music with rhymic beats and startling originality. This is also the only album that makes full use of the dark, rich sound of the female singer (Miriam Stockley), only occasionally used in other albums. Her voice is so powerful and moving that her songs (of which there are only three on the album) have a tendancy to overshadow the others. However each of the other tracks have a magic of their own, combining pan pipes, traditional instruments and the human voice to take the listener on a journey.

Song 3 is rousing and spirited, song 6 melancholic and pure, but by far the best song (for me) is song 8. Sung by Miriam it is achingly plaintive, the sound of a lost soul watching the stars shine over the ocean, the sound of the princess in the tower waiting for her long dead prince to come.

The music is inspiring and lyrical, harmonious and ofentimes touched with a real beauty. I would defy anyone to turn the lights out at night, listen to this album and not feel indescribably moved. An absolute must..
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I have to admit to buying Adiemus II - Cantata Mundi with a little trepidation. Having enjoyed the first recording (Songs of Sanctuary) I actually felt nervous about the second one - would it be as good or better, or would I be disappointed. I needn't have worried, as Adiemus II literally blows you away. From the first track it is unmistakingly recognisable as the work of Jenkins, but it is clear that it is also the work of a man who has realised that he is 'never satisfied'. This recording is more symphonic in nature than the first, Jenkins uses the full orchestra to great effect throughout in developing his themes to a much fuller extent than in Songs of Sanctuary. This is a man who knows how to use an orchestra well without the recording coming across as an solely 'orchestral work'. Jenkin's use of the horn section is particularly satisfying - listen to it and you'll appreciate what I mean! The emphasis is still very much on the ethereal singing of Miriram Stockley who again delights us with her clear yet powerful tones - her voice and Jenkin's music - a match made in heaven!
A must for all Jenkins lovers and those who have never even heard Songs of Sanctuary.
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As with many musical artists, of course, the answer to that question depends on who you ask-though they have been frequently compared to artists such as Enya, Enigma, Dead Can Dance, and Deep Forest. Because of the unique qualities of their sound, however, no direct comparison can ever be completely sufficient. The prominent sounds in the music of Adiemus are the diverse melodical chants and vocal stylings of Miriam Stockley, the harmonies of Mary Carewe and "the Adiemus singers", and the powerful backing of the London Philharmonic. Karl Jenkins himself describes the music as "an extended choral-type work based on the European classical tradition, but where the vocal sound is more akin to 'ethnic' or 'world' music"; in his words, "The sound is universal, as is the language of music [...] this music is somewhere to escape to." This was taken from the amazing Adiemus Unofficial Home Page, one of the best pages on the Internet and by far the best page containing literally everything there is to know about Adiemus!
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Format: Audio Cassette
This is definitely the best of all the Adiemus albums, it combines the usual African chant and classical music with rhymic beats and startling originality. This is also the only album that makes full use of the dark, rich sound of the female singer, only occasionally used in other albums. This womans voice is so powerful and moving that her songs (of which there are only three on the album)have a tendancy to overshadow the others. However each of the other tracks have a magic of their own, combining pan pipes, traditional instruments and the human voice to take the listener on a journey.
Song 3 is rousing and spirited, song 6 melancholic and pure, but by far the best song is song 8. Sung by the female singer it is achingly plaintive, the sound of a lost soul watching the stars shine over the ocean, the sound of the princess in the tower waiting for her long dead prince to come.
The music is inspiring and lyrical, harmonious and ofentimes touched with a real beauty. I would defy anyone to turn the lights out at night, listen to this album and not feel indescribably moved. An absolute must..
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Unbelievable. The music of Karl Jenkins is, in my opinion, based upon "layers" of sound. The opening movement of this piece is beyond belief. I have to say this movement is one of the finest musical pieces of music I've ever heard. The rest of the work isn't bad either!!! I recommend Jenkins' experiment in musical format without hesitation. What he has achieved here is something very, very special. He has to be considered one of the world's finest living composers. How proud Alun Hoddinott would be today! Sadly, Master of the Queen's Music somehow ridiculously eluded him. Believe me this is outstanding composition.
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By A Customer on 18 Oct. 2000
Format: Audio CD
I bought this CD from my local music store after finding the first one too... catchy. After a few times in the CD player, I was humming along to the tune and later, I was actually *singing* along to the song, even though I don't even know the language! This is a great CD. If you like the first one, you should add this to your collection -- it's great for insomniacs.
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