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Motets

Polyphony Choir , Karl Jenkins , Stephen Layton Audio CD
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Dr. Karl Jenkins OBE B.Mus FRAM, educated at Gowerton Grammar School, Cardiff University and the Royal Academy of Music, London, is one of the most prolific and performed composers in the world today. The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace alone has been performed nearly four hundred times in recent years while his recorded output has attained seventeen gold or platinum disc awards.

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Product Details

  • Conductor: Stephen Layton
  • Composer: Karl Jenkins
  • Audio CD (June 10, 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B00J86QTF2
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,238 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I ll make music
2. Cantate domino
3. Laudamus te
4. Benedictus
5. The Shepherd
6. Ave Maria
7. Ave verum corpus
8. Agnus Dei
9. Healing light
10. Locus iste
11. Pie Jesu
12. Exsultate, jubilate
13. God shall wipe away all tears
14. And the Mother did weep
15. Lullay
16. Peace, peace!
17. In paradisum
18. Dona nobis pacem
19. Nunc dimittis

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Recent reviews declare Polyphony one of the best small choirs now before the public (Telegraph) and possibly the best small professional chorus in the world --Encore Magazine, USA

Product Description

Following the huge success of over 2 million records sold with critically acclaimed albums such as Adiemus, The Armed Man, The Peacemakers and Requiem, we present Karl Jenkins brand new album, simply titled Motets

Motets is an intimate a capella album that features stunning new choral adaptions of Jenkins previous hit compositions and marks the year of Jenkins 70th birthday and fifty years of his career in music

As a composer and a brand a brand that stands for an epic sound that connects with people from all different age groups on a spiritual level - Karl Jenkins remains one of the most performed living composers in the world today

The concept Motets goes back in time and celebrates his hits from the past in a newly arranged intimate sound accessible, performable, emotional

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5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful disc of a cappella music July 27, 2014
Format:Audio CD
This is a collection of 19 motets, some of them taken from previously issued CDs (‘The Armed Man’, ‘The Peacemakers’ ‘Requiem’, ‘Stabat Mater’, ‘Adiemus’, ‘Gloria’, ‘Stella Natalis’) but in new a cappella arrangements and sung by Polyphony under the direction of Stephen Layton. The other tracks are of original recordings. I particularly like a cappella recordings as the purity of the human voice comes through without being obliterated in places by thick orchestral textures. If you enjoy this composer’s melodies and harmonies, you will love this CD. Polyphony make a beautiful sound and it’s refreshing to hear the different arrangements of pieces I already know quite well. It’s like hearing Barber’s Adagio in its choral setting for the first time.
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