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|Adiemus||Primary Artist, Primary Artist|
|Karl Jenkins||Indexed Contributor, Conductor|
|London Philharmonic Orchestra||Track Performer|
|Jody Barratt Jenkins||Percussion|
|Pamela Thorby||Recorder, Gemshorn|
|BBC National Orchestra of Wales||Track Performer|
|Karl Jenkins||Composer, Producer, Orchestration|
|Mike Ratledge||Percussion Programming|
|Russell Mills||Artwork, Art Direction|
|Helen Hodkinson||Executive Producer|
|Karl Jenkins & Mike Ratledge||Producer|
|Amanda Gazidis||Cover Photo|
Posted October 1, 2010
I LOVE this CD!!! I'm using some of the songs for circus performances. The songs have great variance in volume and tempo. Some of them are very "Cirque Du Soleil-sounding" with an African flavor. The songs I am presently using for performances are "In Caelum Fero" (But I am using the longer version, which I believe is in either the ADIEMUS LIVE or the ADIEMUS: SONGS OF SANCTUARY CD.) and "Ein Wiener Walzer." No matter how many times I practice routines, I never get tired of these songs. There are several other songs I am anxious to develop routines for! I am also a singer, and I appreciate beautiful voices and harmonizing--check out "Hymn", "Beyond the Century", "Cantilena", "Cantus, Song of Tears", etc. Not adding this CD to your collection would be a mistake!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
This recording, combining selections from ¿Adiemus: Songs of Sanctuary¿, ¿Adiemus II: Cantata Mundi¿ and ¿Adiemus III: Dances of Time¿, is powerful, moving and utterly fascinating. In the uniquely compelling music of Adiemus, the female voice becomes a true instrument, with the freedom to use vowel and consonance as pure sound, unrestricted by verbal meaning. Miriam Stockley and a sextet of female vocalists sing the whimsical, wordless phonetics of composer/director Karl Jenkins, backed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the electro-acoustic percussion of Jody Jenkins, and recorder solos by Pamela Thorby (of the Palladian Ensemble). Karl Jenkins¿ compositions are difficult to categorize, but in addition to close harmonies and distinctly modern choral and orchestral sensibilities, there are strong shades of the vocal and percussive celebrations found in the music of Africa and the Pacific islands. The selections are generally cheerful and upbeat, and at all times enthusiastically sung. This is a group you really have to hear! Come along and join their celebration of life and the human spirit!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 24, 2010
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