Jenkins, Karl

Requiem

CD
21 Mar 2005

Barcode: 0724355796622

Composer: Karl Jenkins
Other participants: Nicole Tibbels, Clive Bell, Gavin Horsley, Bryn Terfel, Catrin Finch, West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra, Marat Bisengaliev, Nigel Hichcock, Tim Thorne, Gary Kettel

Requiem is a highly interesting work which draws on Western and Oriental traditions. Requiem in paradisum (‘Rest in Paradise’) is a mass for the souls of the dead set to texts from the Christian Mass (in Latin), using the familiar Dies Irae, Pie Jesu and Lacrimosa plus Japanese jisei. These are traditional Japanese haiku whose timeless music highlights the cyclical nature of life, death and rebirth. The work is performed by a chamber orchestra, two choirs (leading amateur Welsh choirs), soprano soloist, incidental harp, percussion and shakuhachi (Japanese flute), incorporating a Western melodic style with ethnic and world music elements - the trademark of Karl Jenkins.

The album finishes with an additional track: Bryn Terfel sings ‘In these horizons stones sing’, which was commissioned for and premiered at the opening of the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff in November. It is a 15-minute work for chorus and bass-baritone solo to texts by eminent modern Welsh poets sung in Welsh and English. A sticker will feature on the front of the album representing this as the follow-up to the No.1 classical album The Armed Man.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Introit: Requiem  - West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra/Marat Bisen 
02 Dies Irae: Requiem  - West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra/Marat Bisen 
03 The Snow of Yesterday: Requiem  - West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra/Marat Bisen 
04 Rex Tremendae: Requiem  - West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra/Marat Bisen 
05 Confutatis: Requiem  - West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra/Marat Bisen 
06 From Deep in my Heart: Requiem  - West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra/Marat Bisen 
07 Lacrimosa: Requiem  - West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra/Marat Bisen 
08 Now As A Spirit: Requiem  - West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra/Marat Bisen 
09 Pie Jesu (Reqiuem): Requiem  - West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra/Marat Bisen 
10 Having Seen The Moon: Requiem  - West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra/Marat Bisen 
11 Lux Aeterna: Requiem  - West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra/Marat Bisen 
12 Farewell: Requiem  - West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra/Marat Bisen 
13 In Paradisum: Requiem  - West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra/Marat Bisen 
14 Agorawd [Overture] Part I: Cân yr Alltud [The Exile Song]: In These Stones Horizons Sing  - West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra/Marat Bisen 
15 Agorawd [Overture] Part II: Nawr! [Now!]: In These Stones Horizons Sing  - West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra/Marat Bisen 
16 Grey: In These Stones Horizons Sing  - West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra/Marat Bisen 
17 Eleni: In These Stones Horizons Sing  - West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra/Marat Bisen 
18 In These Stones Horizons Sing: In These Stones Horizons Sing  - West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra/Marat Bisen 


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