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Karl Jenkins

The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace


Release Date: 4/21/2018
Label: Warner Classics
Quantity: 500
Release type: RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Release

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The Armed Man is a Mass by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins, subtitled "A Mass for Peace". Commissioned by the Royal Armouries Museum for the Millennium celebrations, to mark the museum's move from London to Leeds, it was dedicated to victims of the Kosovo crisis. Like Benjamin Britten's War Requiem before it, it is essentially an anti-war piece and is based on the Catholic Mass, which Jenkins combines with other sources. The work has had over 2000 performances since it was first published 17 years ago (first performed 25 April 2000) and continues to be performed by professional choirs and amateur choral societies all over the country.

SIDE A A1 The Armed Man 06:25 A2 The call to prayers [Adhaan] 02:04 A3 Kyrie 08:12
SIDE B B1 Save me from bloody men 01:42 B2 Sanctus 07:00 B3 Hymn before action 02:38 B4 Charge! 07:26 17:04
SIDE C C1 Angry Flames 04:44 C2 Torches 02:58 C3 X. Agnus Dei 03:37 C4 Now the guns have stopped 03:25
SIDE D D1 XII. Benedictus 07:36 D2 Better is peace 09:33 D3 II. For the Fallen: In Memoriam Alfryn Jenkins 04:41