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3.9 out of 5
Media: Audio CD|
ISBN/ASIN : B0007S67K2
Manufacturer : Emi Classics|
Release data : 21 March, 2005
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Heart breaking 'death poems'
This is a truly moving experience, beautifully recorded. Read the text for each piece of music , these poems for departed souls are heart breakingly moving so that by the time you get to PIE JESU I'm sure you will get pretty choked-up. Karl Jenkins is a bold composer with no ego to grind, a humble man, this new work is real joy. A nice booklet goes with this c.d. with notes by the composer. This for me is the c.d. of 2005...for those who have lost a loved-one this music will give great comfort... spiritually uplifting. A 'must buy'.
New Age... Requiem... yes it is Karl Jenkins
How can anyone even attempt to describe this triumph of New Age style combined with an orthodox view of what a requiem! Jenkins' ground breaking ways to merge his style with a requiem is superb, this is particularly illustrated in track 2: Dies Irae, which has and I quote, 'a hip-hop rhythm.'
Once again Jenkins has tried to combine Western and Eastern influences into this piece with much success. The so called 'death songs/ poems' (Japanese Haiku- poems with three lines of syllabuls 5-7-5 respectively) add that extra ineffable quality just as the French and Islam influences did in the Armed Man.
Any person who has even a small interest in, dare I say... Classical Music will have no choice but to find this work extra-ordinary and enjoyable. If you liked 'The Armed Man' then you have to like this.
Spine tingling Requiem
The harp solo in the "In Paradisum" track is the most beautiful harp soloI have ever heard in my life. It was the initial reason that I purchased the album. I have admired Carl Jenkins work for a long time but have never been a big fan of Requiems.
This Requiem, however, is something completely different. From the opening Introit & Kyrie through the Lacrimosa, Pie Jesu and Lux Aeterna, this album if full of spine tingling vocals and passionate instrumentals. The Dies Irae is like no piece of Requiem music you have ever heard - possibly comparable to Orff's Carmina Burana. This is a sheer joy to listen to wherever you are- in the bath or in the car. In Paradisum literally brings me to tears - it is so beautiful. If you love passion filled music go out and buy this one.