Songs of sanctuary must have album!
"Adiemus" and it subsequently appeared on the Pure Moods album, Songs of Sanctuary was released to broad international acclaim and widespread commercial success. Adiemus is largely the brainchild of welsh composer Karl Jenkins, with participation from independent vocalist Miriam Stockley and the London Philharmonic Orchestra (which Jenkins conducts on this album), and others. The music of Adiemus, Jenkins later explains, includes voices, but not lyrics: "The text was written phonetically with the words viewed as instrumental sound, the idea being to maximise the melisma (an expressive vocal phrase) by removing the distraction, if one can call it that, of words."
I throughly enjoy this album everytime i listen to it and i wouldn't be without it in my cd collection.
An advert started it all....
This was the first Adiemus album I bought...only because I loved the music on an advert and asked who performed it!
Its an unusual album in the sense that the words aren't from any known language, it's made up ...but it works beautifully... your imagination and the music will interpret its meanings in a personal way. Some of the songs are moody, some toe-tapping, some have a "gospel" feel to them, others have a very uplifting sense of joy, all are very spiritual... Miriam Stockley has an absolutely AMAZING voice, very pure, very soothing.It's an outstanding album, and one I will listen to often !
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My review of Adiemus - Songs of Sanctuary (CD 1998)
I bought this CD because it was one that my mother used to own (on cassette) when I was younger. She played it in the car whilst driving me to and from high school. I remembered it recently and decided that I wanted to purchase it again - it reminds me of my childhood to some extent.
It's a very peaceful CD. The music is quite tribal and fairly new-age in style. It's probably not my favourite new-age type of CD that I've ever heard, but it is good and I enjoy it a great deal, and as I said, I have quite sentimental memories of these tracks. There's not really anything I DISLIKE about it, put it that way!
I'd recommend it to people who like tribal style music, new agey stuff such as Enya, and just people looking to listen to a different style of music than that which they usually listen to.
Adiemus - Songs Of Sanctuary (CD 1998)
I just LOVE this album (and the subsequent albums). Karl Jenkins is just the best modernday composer. The songs and melodies within the CD transport you to a "far away place" and with a vivid imagination, you can be on the African Plains, or on a yacht in the middle of an ocean at sunset, or in a plane flying over the Rocky Mountains.
I have owned this album before, but was deprived of it when I "had to move" quickly, so I bought it (and the sequels) again to help me "escape" the modern ratrace. If you have not heard it before, please, buy it and try it - see where it takes you...
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Adiemus Karl Jenkins
Fabulous CD. I am an avid Karl jenkins fan to start with. The opening track which is titled " Adiemus" is a strong beat and voices in harmony in a song that is redolent of the African plains and you really feel you are there listening to the tribes in harmony. Great for relaxing but also very uplifting. One of his best for sure !!