Motets is an intimate a cappella album that features stunning new choral adaptations of Jenkins's previous hit compositions, including "Agnus Dei" and the hauntingly beautiful "Benedictus." This also marks the year of Jenkins 70th birthday and fifty years of his career in music.Motets is an intimate a cappella album that features stunning new choral adaptations of Jenkins's previous hit compositions, including "Agnus Dei" and the hauntingly beautiful "Benedictus." This also marks the year of Jenkins 70th birthday and fifty years of his career in music. Read less
The Healer - A Cantata For St Luke's: The Shepherd
Adiemus - Songs Of Sanctuary: Ave Maria
Stabat mater: Ave verum corpus
The Armed Man - A Mass For Peace: Agnus Dei
The Peacemakers: Healing Light
Requiem: Pie Jesu
The Armed Man - A Mass For Peace: God Shall Wipe Away All Tears
Stabat mater: And The Mother Did Weep
Stella natalis: Lullay
The Peacemakers: Peace, Peace!
Requiem: In paradisum
The Peacemakers: Dona nobis pacem
The Healer - A Cantata For St Luke: Nunc dimittis
Average Customer Review: ( 4 Customer Reviews )
Stunning recordingApril 7, 2015By Alan O. (New York , NY)See All My Reviews"I have been listening to this recording since Sept 2014, and I find that I am always drawn back to it when deciding what I am in the mood to listen to. The choral singing is so clear and so beautifully expressed that I never tire of the stunning beauty of the sound Polyphony produces. The variety of pieces is well balanced, from quiet reverential to more upbeat songs that are all inspiring in their own ways. This is a perfect recording for almost any occasion.. from quiet weekend mornings to restful evenings in front of the fire. This recording has introduced me to Karl Jenkins, and I have begun my search for more of his musical works."Report Abuse
Heavenly SingingSeptember 17, 2014By Joseph Lieber, MD (Great Neck, NY)See All My Reviews"Polyphony, under Layton, is probably one of the best smaller choral ensembles out there. Add that to the ravishing choral work of Karl Jenkins and you have a real winner.Beautiful melodies with complex harmonies makes this a thoroughly enjoyable disc. Though the music is not meant to be deep and searching, it is refreshing and inspiring. For those looking for beautiful a capella singing this is a must have."Report Abuse
Superb Choral Music and ArtistryAugust 26, 2014By Drude S R. (Westfield, NJ)See All My Reviews"I was not very familiar with the works of Karl Jenkins and after listening to this recording several times I am anxious to hear more of his music. The one piece that I heard on WQXR that caused me to buy this CD was" Exsultate, Jubilate" and I also went ahead and ordered a copy of the sheet music from Boosey & Hawkes in London! I am now encouraging my church choir director to program it for us to sing, it is such an exciting piece. Polyphony sings Karl Jenkins music with such clarity and sensitivity it is a pleasure to hear. Kudos to Stephen Layton and this wonderful ensemble!"Report Abuse
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