Songs of Sanctuary

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All Music Guide - Susan Cruickshank
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Susan Cruickshank
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: 9/9/1997
  • Label: Parlophone (Wea)
  • UPC: 017046752428
  • Catalog Number: 675249
  • Sales rank: 14,644

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Adiemus (4:01)
  2. 2 Tintinnabulum (11:01)
  3. 3 Cantus Inaequalis (3:15)
  4. 4 Cantus Insolitus (5:37)
  5. 5 In Caelum Fero (7:46)
  6. 6 Cantus Iteratus (6:40)
  7. 7 Amaté Adea (5:20)
  8. 8 Kayama (7:56)
  9. 9 Hymn (2:37)
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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
Simon Heyworth Mastering, Remastering
Helen Hodkinson Executive Producer
Karl Jenkins & Mike Ratledge Producer
Stephen Frost Mastering
Rina Cheung Artwork
Robert St. John Wright Orchestra Leader
Steve Price Engineer
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  • Posted July 5, 2012

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    Peaceful

    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. =)

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