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|Karl Jenkins||Indexed Contributor, Conductor, Performing Ensemble|
|London Philharmonic Orchestra||Performing Ensemble, Track Performer|
|Miriam Stockley||Vocals, Track Performer|
|Mary Carewe||Vocals, Background Vocals|
|Jody Barratt Jenkins||Percussion|
|Pamela Thorby||Recorder, Gemshorn|
|Karl Jenkins||Producer, Liner Notes|
|Allen Weinberg||Artwork, Art Direction|
Posted October 25, 2014
This is not my first Karl Jenkins Adiemus album. I'm certain it will not be my last. The music created by Karl is truly amazing -- so very different from anything I've ever heard before! Yes, there may be times when the female voices can grate, but either take a little break from it, or plow through it till you are ok again. It's simply a different vocal style than the vast majority of the Western world is used to hearing.
I'm also thrilled to know that Karl's work is being performed in school band and choir programs, and higher levels too. When I had a job with a print music distributor, there was so much of his music being sold and shipped out to schools that it boggled my mind. I would have loved to perform it when I was in school! I have even read somewhere that he is the most performed living composer, which is awesome for him, if it's a true statement. I know that it's got merit, based on my own experience in that job.
My favorite song on this album is the Song of the Plains. It's just plain joyous, and brings me to a very good mental space. I love this album so much, and am so glad that I discovered Karl's music all those years ago!