Adiemus V – Vocalise

Released in 2003, Adiemus V: Vocalise is the last album by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins as part of the five-album Adiemus project. In contrast to Jenkins’s past Adiemus compositions, several of the tracks in this album are arrangements or variations on existing classical works. Additionally, the lyrics for some tracks are borrowed from religious texts or even the title of the piece rather than the invented phonetic language used exclusively in the preceding Adiemus albums. Adiemus V: Vocalise features the broadest range in musical styles and instrumentation of the series (Wikipedia).

“Rondo” (after Violin Concerto (Beethoven)) – 4:09
“The Protector” (lyrics translated from Hebrew Grail text) – 4:11
“Allegrettango” (after Symphony No. 7 (Beethoven), Second Movement) – 6:01 (with TERRY BARBER, Countertenor)
“Dona Nobis Pacem Part I” (lyrics from Agnus Dei of the Ordinary of the Mass) – 2:26
“Dona Nobis Pacem Part II” (lyrics from Agnus Dei of the Ordinary of the Mass) – 6:00
“Akruzam” (after Mazurkas by Frédéric Chopin) – 4:29
“Schwanda the Bagpiper” (arrangement of Jaromír Weinberger’s Švanda the Bagpiper) – 1:49
“Exit Schwanda” – 1:18
“Bendigedig” – 5:20 (with TERRY BARBER, Countertenor)
“Schubert’s Dance” (after Franz Schubert) – 3:20
“Berceuse pour un Enfant Solitaire” – 6:11
“Aria” (arrangement of Cantilena from Heitor Villa-Lobos’s Bachianas Brasileiras) – 5:30 (with TERRY BARBER, Countertenor)
“Mysterious are Your Ways” – 3:30
“Mi Contra Fa, Diabolus in Musica” – 5:55
“Vocalise” (arrangement of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise) – 4:31 (with TERRY BARBER, Countertenor)
encore: “Boogie Woogie Llanoogie” – 3:29

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