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Jenkins & Adiemus: The Essential Collection

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  • Audio CD (20 Mar. 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EMI Classics
  • ASIN: B000EGDMEG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,664 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Adiemus (1999 version) (Adiemus I) (Delta Airlines ad)
  2. Pie Jesu (Requiem)
  3. Hymn Before Action (Armed Man)
  4. Cantus – Song of Tears (Adiemus II - journey edit)
  5. Palladio (1st Movement) from Diamond Music (De Beers ad)
  6. Lacrimosa (Requiem)
  7. Cantilena (The Journey [C&G ad])
  8. In Paradisum (Requiem)
  9. In These Stones Horizons Sing (part 1 – The Exile Song Bryn Terfel, Catrin Finch, Chorus)
  10. Agnus Dei (Armed Man)
  11. Cantus – Song of the Plains (Adiemus II - journey edit)
  12. Dies Irae (Requiem)
  13. Allegrettango (Adiemus V)
  14. Benedictus (Armed Man)
  15. Beyond the Century (The Journey)
  16. Sanctus (Armed Man)

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Karl Jenkins has been composing for three decades, but it was his knack for delivering themes for TV commercials in the '80s and '90s that began his rise to wider recognition--Delta Airlines, Cheltenham and Gloucester building society, De Beers and Levi's jeans amongst others--earning him many prestigious music awards. It is perhaps for his Adiemus project for which Karl is best known, having topped both pop and classical charts around the world, its evolving nature giving it universal appeal. In recent years, Jenkins has concentrated on classical works with the Armed Man and Requiem introducing him to yet another audience, topping the classical chart, as well as entering Classic FM's "Hall of Fame" in the top ten for the last two years running as the highest position for a living composer.

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As one of the current most popular classical composers, Karl Jenkins' music is now extremely well-known. It is not surprising that this CD contains many of his most recognisable themes and, from his masses, the most popular of selections. Therefore this CD is difficult to fault; it delivers what is expected and the result is a thoroughly enjoyable set of recordings. There are no real surprises here but as a compilation it is thoroughly recommended even if you prefer the complete works that probably reside within your CD collection .
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I have been picking up pieces of Jenkins' pieces for a while now but i must say that for anyone new to his work or just interested in hearing some really great music then this album hits the spot. A good collection of many highlights. I recommend it as a great general listening piece and thoroughly worth buying just for adiemus alone! Super!
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This is a brilliant CD from a famous composer. It contains a very good collection of pieces some of which have been heared through very capable singers, ie; Benedictus, sung by Hayley Westenra, and adverts( I don't approve of using good music in adverts). This is really good music for the cultured audience.
The music has a beautiful spiritual quality and is very calming to listen to.
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This CD is perfect, both as an introduction for those who've never heard any Karl Jenkins before, and also as a representative selection of his best work, all on one CD, for those who've become hooked, as I have.

Karl Jenkins' music isn't always easy to listen to on a first hearing, but it grows on you. Having listened to this and other recordings a number of times, I find myself humming his tunes to myself throughout the day.

"The Essential Collection" includes four pieces from "Requiem" and the four most accessible movements of "The Armed Man", together with selections from other works, such as the 1st movement of "Palladio" - which made me go out and get the "Palladio" CD, which is very beautiful.

Three of the pieces included on this CD were used in TV ads and so may already be known to you, even if you think you've never heard anything by Karl Jenkins before.

Definitely "essential" and definitely worth buying.
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I cannot praise this CD enough! Every single track is exceptional. Compilation brilliant. Sound quality fantastic. Instruments and singing astounding. This CD is played on a regular basis in our house, it's just addictive. Having several of Karl's CDs, this is by far the very best - simply because the 'Essential Collection' is a combination of his best tracks. Would however recommend sound proofing walls, you just wanna turn it up! Fantastic.
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I thought this was going to be all of Adiemus, which I have sung recently, and a few other pieces. There is actually only ONE track from Adiemus, which wasn't clear to me when I chose it.
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10/10 the CD was good, sound ok and the booklet was good not bad for 10yrs old I would recommend the seller of the cds top men
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Just my kind of music...and I had it recommended and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to lovers of decent music.
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