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A mass for peace- about time!

Advantages: A good, basic classical piece to have in the repertoire!
Disadvantages: Some tracks very technical, not easy listening

Just to let you know a little more about me, I am a classically trained perfomer, I am an accomplished orchestral musician, with the flute being my first instrument. I have always been surrounded with classical music as my father was a professional musici ...

armychick 22.07.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man - A Mass for Peace

"THE ARMED MAN MUST BE FEARED"

Advantages: An excellent piece of very original music
Disadvantages: Some parts let the work down a little

The first I heard of Jenkins was a good few years back following the release of his enormously successful album: 'Adiemus'. He's also written the very popular piece for strings called Palladio (made famous by the Diamond ads). One of his more recent offer ...

Jaxle 19.08.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man - A Mass for Peace

The horror of war and the appeal of peace!

Advantages: Moving, elegaic choral selection
Disadvantages: None that I can think of

Beautiful choral CD, with a haunting mix of recognisable songs/hymns, literary references and huge choruses. Opens to an almost alien chanting and wastes no time in switching seamlessly between languages and styles, from Latin to English and French. J ...

edinburgher 21.06.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man - A Mass for Peace

RADIO IN A BOX

Advantages: Every tune's a winner
Disadvantages: Nothing new

CLASSICAL MUSIC is really boring. It's only for old people. You can't dance to it. It doesn't say anything about modern life. It's pants. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This is just a selection of comments I've ha ...

Tricksty 10.08.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Classic Fm Hall of Fame: the Great Composers

A good collection of pieces not lacking noteriety

Advantages: Superb collection of beautifully recorded pieces
Disadvantages: Nothing particularly abstract, few 'original' interpretations

The Classic FM CDs tend to excel particularly in the regions of recording quality, original and varied choices of music from all periods, and a well-enforced central theme. This CD is no different-from the most ancient of Baroque composers to Modern Fi ...

sjmog 04.11.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Classic Fm: Relax & Escape