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Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man - A Mass For Peace

Release Date: 05/10/2005 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 11015   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Karl Jenkins
Performer:  Mohammed GadRachel LloydPhilip ShakesbyNicholas Merryweather,   ... 
Conductor:  Karl Jenkins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraNational Youth Choir of Great Britain
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Solo release from the arranger & vocalist from Adiemus. Solo release from the arranger & vocalist from Adiemus. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. A Mass for Peace "The Armed Man" by Karl Jenkins
Performer:  Mohammed Gad (Voice), Rachel Lloyd (Mezzo Soprano), Philip Shakesby (Bass),
Nicholas Merryweather (Baritone), Elizabeth Witts (Soprano), Susie Parkes (Soprano),
Tristan Hambleton (Boy Soprano), Guy Johnston (Cello), Paul Beniston (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Karl Jenkins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  National Youth Choir of Great Britain
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; England 
Length: 67 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London, UK (01/12/2000); Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London, UK (07/24/2000); Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London, UK (08/11/2000); EMI Abbey Road Studios, London (01/26/2001); Angel Studios, London, England (06/15/2001)
This selection is sung in Arabic, English, French, Greek and Latin. 

Sound Samples

The Armed Man
The Call To Prayers (Adhaan)
Save Me From Bloody Men
Hymn Before Action
Angry Flames
Agnus Dei
Now The Guns Have Stopped
Better Is Peace

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 A Delightful Surprise March 26, 2014 By Carlos R. (Woodside, NY) See All My Reviews "The main reason I purchased this recording is because it included Anton Rubenstein's "Reve Angelique" Op. 10, No.27, a piano piece I loved since I heard it on WQXR several months ago. Unfortunately, the particular record containing this piece had been unavailable for years, so when I heard it again recently and Arkiv.Music had the piece on a new record I bought it at once. To me, this piano music rivals anything Chopin composed. It's simply heavenly. But to my delight, Jeffrey Biegel is a lyrical performer at the piano and the other recordings are also quite pretty. The entire record is indeed A Grand Romance." Report Abuse
 Fabulous December 15, 2011 By marina s. (Seattle, WA) See All My Reviews "Mix some old and some new texts, from various religious and secular sources, with a fount of musical genius and a vision for peace, and you get the "L'homme Arme" (The Armed Man) - a sublime treatment of war and peace by Karl Jenkins. If you think contemporary classical music can't be fresh and yet emotionally powerful, you need to experience this mass." Report Abuse
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