Jenkins, Karl

The Armed Man (2000th Performance Limited Edition)

CD + DVD
1 Jul 2016

Barcode: 0190295940812

To celebrate the landmark 2000th performance of The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, Warner Classics is making available an individually numbered strictly limited re-print of Special Edition CD+DVD set, first released in 2010 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the work. This highly sought-after and collectable release includes the complete original recording together with DVD concert performance captured live from St David's Hall, Cardiff. It also includes the additional work For the Fallen: In Memoriam Alfryn Jenkins, exclusive to this special edition and featuring special guests Hayley Westenra and veteran character actor and comedian, Bernard Cribbins OBE.

This popular choral and orchestral work was commissioned by the Royal Armouries Museum as part of the millennium celebrations and was given its world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in April 2000. The work is now performed, on average, twice a week around the world. The album has never left the classical charts and has achieved seventeen gold and platinum disc awards, proving it to be a modern favourite in Britain and across the world.

This piece explores themes of war, peace and racial and religious tolerance, and incorporates, in words and music, cultural influences from across the world.