- 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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Jenkins & Adiemus: The Essential Collection
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
The music has a beautiful spiritual quality and is very calming to listen to.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just love this kind of music, sometimes very haunting.Published 10 months ago by Mrs Margaret Gates
Any Jenkins fan will just love this compilation of his best work!Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this for the Benedictus track and was pleasantly surprised at the rest.Published on 18 Mar. 2015 by Jeanette Barber
This is the music I heard on radio and not disappointed 5 star performance, worth every penny.Published on 20 Jan. 2015 by David R. Thomas