Miserere - Songs of Mercy and Redemption
Sir Karl Jenkins continues his 75th birthday year celebrations with a brand-new album, Miserere: Songs of Mercy and Redemption, released on 11th October. The new work, released on Decca Records, is dedicated to all who have suffered or perished during the conflicts in the Middle East over the last 70 years. Jenkins 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.
Conducted by Stephen Layton directing his twice Grammy-nominated choir Polyphony, Miserere 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.
2. Miserere mei, Deus
3. Hymnus: Ubi caritas
5. Lavabis me
6. Hymnus: When I survey the wondrous cross
7. Panis Angelicus, Panis Hominum
8. Hymnus: Locus iste
9. Praise, Joy & Gladness
11. Hymnus: Eli Jenkins’ Prayer & Epilogue
13. Contemplation & Benediction