Miserere: Songs of Mercy and Redemption

 
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KARL JENKINS
Miserere: Songs of Mercy and Redemption
Iestyn Davies (counter-tenor), Polyphony, Britten Sinfonia, Stephen Layton

[ Decca / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 11 October 2019

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Sir Karl Jenkins is one of the most performed living composers in the world. His new choral masterpiece Miserere is dedicated to all who have suffered or perished during the conflicts in the Middle East over the last 70 years. Karl was motivated by the desperate situation for the millions of people displaced and impacted by the cruel effects of war and hoped the healing and uniting powers of music could be used to bring together people from different religions.

Miserere, conducted by Stephen Layton directing his twice Grammy-nominated choir Polyphony, features Gramophone award-winning countertenor Iestyn Davies and 'rising star' South African cellist Abel Selaocoe, a recent recipient of the Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award in association with Classic FM. Also featured is the Britten Sinfonia and former Royal Harpist to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales Catrin Finch.

Conductor Stephen Layton said, "Miserere is such an intriguing juxtaposition of many elements - I do believe it will catch the imagination around the world. It's rare I find myself singing things over and over again. There is something very enduring and uniquely wonderful here which I love. I'm honoured to have had the opportunity to record this fantastic music."

Tracks:

1. Principium
Karl Jenkins, Stephen Layton, Abel Selaocoe, Polyphony, Belinda Sykes, Maya Youssef & Catrin Finch

2. Miserere mei, Deus
Karl Jenkins, Stephen Layton, Iestyn Davies, Polyphony, Belinda Sykes, Abel Selaocoe, Britten Sinfonia, Catrin Finch, Zands Duggan & Jody Jenkins

3. Hymnus: Ubi caritas
Karl Jenkins, Stephen Layton, Iestyn Davies & Polyphony

4. Sacramentum
Karl Jenkins, Stephen Layton, Abel Selaocoe, Britten Sinfonia & Catrin Finch

5. Lavabis me
Karl Jenkins, Stephen Layton, Iestyn Davies, Polyphony, Belinda Sykes, Abel Selaocoe, Maya Youssef, Britten Sinfonia, Catrin Finch, Zands Duggan & Jody Jenkins

6. Hymnus: When I survey the wondrous cross
Karl Jenkins, Stephen Layton, Polyphony, Britten Sinfonia, Catrin Finch & Jody Jenkins

7. Panis Angelicus, Panis Hominum
Karl Jenkins, Stephen Layton, Iestyn Davies, Polyphony, Abel Selaocoe, Britten Sinfonia & Catrin Finch

8. Hymnus: Locus iste
Karl Jenkins, Stephen Layton & Polyphony

9. Praise, Joy & Gladness
Karl Jenkins, Stephen Layton, Polyphony, Abel Selaocoe, Maya Youssef, Britten Sinfonia, Catrin Finch, Zands Duggan & Jody Jenkins

10. Canendo
Karl Jenkins, Stephen Layton, Iestyn Davies, Polyphony, Abel Selaocoe, Britten Sinfonia, Catrin Finch, Zands Duggan & Jody Jenkins

11. Hymnus: Eli Jenkins' Prayer & Epilogue
Karl Jenkins, Stephen Layton, Polyphony, Abel Selaocoe & Britten Sinfonia

12. Rahma
Karl Jenkins, Stephen Layton, Polyphony, Abel Selaocoe, Maya Youssef, Britten Sinfonia, Catrin Finch, Zands Duggan & Jody Jenkins

13. Contemplation & Benediction
Karl Jenkins, Stephen Layton, Iestyn Davies, Polyphony, Abel Selaocoe, Britten Sinfonia & Catrin Finch