Songs of Sanctuary

Songs of Sanctuary

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by Adiemus
     
 

Adiemus is the creation of three veteran musicians: composer Karl Jenkins, Mike Ratledge (like Jenkins a former member of Soft Machine) as arranger of programmed percussion, and vocalist Miriam Stockley. They also enlist the talents of the London Philharmonic, which helps to balance out the huge sound…  See more details below

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Adiemus is the creation of three veteran musicians: composer Karl Jenkins, Mike Ratledge (like Jenkins a former member of Soft Machine) as arranger of programmed percussion, and vocalist Miriam Stockley. They also enlist the talents of the London Philharmonic, which helps to balance out the huge sound created by all the layers of Stockley's voice and the additional vocals by Mary Carewe. The concept of the album was to create modern music using classical forms, such as rondo and ternary, and not individual songs. To further the universal aspect of the music, all the vocals are written as vowel and consonants sounds. The voice here is used as simply another instrument with which to make music and not to convey a lyric message. The result is a powerful wall of sound: a full orchestra and a giant choir created by multiple harmony tracks of Stockley and Carewe. The concept may be classical form, but the music contained within those strict forms is a mix of African-tribal and Celtic-style melodies. The resulting hybrid sounds like the musical love child of Enya and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/09/1997
Label:
Parlophone (Wea)
UPC:
0017046752428
catalogNumber:
675249

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Adiemus   Primary Artist
Karl Jenkins   Indexed Contributor,Conductor
Mike Ratledge   Percussion
Frank Ricotti   Percussion
Miriam Stockley   Vocals
Mike Taylor   Quena,Soloist
Mary Carewe   Vocals
Jody Barratt Jenkins   Percussion
Pamela Thorby   Recorder,Soloist
Robert St. John Wright   Conductor,Leader

Technical Credits

Gary Thomas   Engineer
Karl Jenkins   Composer,Liner Notes,Orchestration
London Philharmonic Orchestra   Contributor
Mike Ratledge   Arranger,Programming,Producer,drum programming
Helen Hodkinson   Executive Producer
Karl Jenkins & Mike Ratledge   Producer
Rina Cheung   Artwork
Robert St. John Wright   Orchestra Leader
Steve Price   Engineer

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Songs of Sanctuary 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Lucretia_Snape More than 1 year ago
I've listened to a couple of their songs. Their music is very peaceful and relaxing. I also love how they intergrated celtic music into their work. It makes my irish blood very happy. =)