Adiemus V: Live

Adiemus V: Live

by Adiemus
     
 
Fusing the ancient, the classical, and the contemporary, musical mastermind Karl Jenkins has created a unique universal sound which has sold over three million albums in 50 countries, inspiring the creation of whole new classical genres and charts in the process. The Adiemus story began in 1995, when Jenkins was asked to submit ideas for a new Delta Air Lines

Overview

Fusing the ancient, the classical, and the contemporary, musical mastermind Karl Jenkins has created a unique universal sound which has sold over three million albums in 50 countries, inspiring the creation of whole new classical genres and charts in the process. The Adiemus story began in 1995, when Jenkins was asked to submit ideas for a new Delta Air Lines advertising campaign. As luck would have it, an idea he was already working on seemed exactly right for the spot -- a piece of music that used a classical orchestra as its foundation but combined it with ethnic multi-percussion and world music vocals employing Jenkins' own invented phonetic language. Delta and their advertising agency both loved the soaring, joyous music that would become Adiemus and when the final film was transmitted, record shops and TV stations became inundated with people asking where they could buy it. Adiemus V: Live -- featuring tracks from the four previous recordings -- was recorded live on March 16, 2001, St. David's Hall, Cardiff. The performance was commissioned by Opus Television. The opening track, "Adiemus," combines sweeping atmospheres with a female choral sweep of this unique language; the choir grows to include children as the orchestra swells. "In Caelum Fero" rolls with heavy percussion over brooding orchestral intensity before the choir chimes in. Most of the tracks have this upbeat worldbeat/classical nature, but "Hymn" is a beautiful acoustic guitar solo which functions as a reflection in the midst of a flurry activity.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/29/2002
Label:
Emi Import
UPC:
0724381147627
catalogNumber:
811476

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Adiemus   Primary Artist,Performing Ensemble
Martin Taylor   Acoustic Guitar
Andy Roberts   Violin
Paul Martin   Viola
Ian Belton   Violin
David Farmer   Accordion
Nigel Hitchcock   Soprano Saxophone
Karl Jenkins   Conductor
Gary Kettel   Percussion
Miriam Stockley   Vocals
Jody Barratt Jenkins   Percussion
Pamela Thorby   Gemshorn
Paul Clarvis   Percussion
Susan Briscoe   Violin
Ed Coxon   Violin
Ian Humphries   Violin
Nic Pendlebury   Viola
Sally Ann Ewins   Violin
L. Melhuish   Violin
Jeremy Morris   Violin
Harriet Rayfield   Violin
Nick Roberts   Viola
Mervi Hiltunen   Soprano (Vocal)
Anna-Mari Kähärän   Vocals
Mia Simanainen   Vocals
Nina Tapio   Vocals
Pirjo Aittomäki Rantanen   Vocals
Louisa Aldridge   Violin
Caroline Bishop   Violin
Sean Bishop   Viola
Catherine Bradshaw   Viola
Catrin Finch   Harp
Richard George   Violin
Philippe Honore   Violin
Patrick Jones   Viola
Corin Long   Double Bass
Ben Nabarro   Violin
Neil Percy   Percussion
Veera Railio   Vocals
Merja Rajala   Vocals
Dominic Seldis   Double Bass
Hanna Riikka Siitonen   Vocals
Imogen Taylor   Violin
Riikka Timonen   Vocals
Stacey Watton   Double Bass
Abigail Young   Violin
Charles Stewart   Violin
Julia Knight   Viola

Technical Credits

Karl Jenkins   Producer
Jody Barratt Jenkins   Percussion Leader
Pamela Thorby   Engineer
Andy Williamson   System Engineer
Andrew Haveron   Orchestra Leader
Simon Hodge   Monitor Engineer
Simon Honywill   Engineer

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