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The Armed Man

"A Mass for Peace"

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Chor der Universität des Saarlandes

Chœur de l’Université du Luxembourg



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THE ARMED MAN

Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins



The Armed Man
is a Mass by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins, subtitled "A Mass for Peace". The piece was commissioned by the Royal Armories Museum for the Millennium celebrations, to mark the museum's move from London to Leeds, and 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, principally the 15th-century folk song "L'homme armé" in the first and last movements. It was written for SATB chorus with soloists (soprano and muezzin) and a symphonic orchestra. Guy Wilson, then master of the museum, selected the texts for the mass. [1]In addition to extracts from the Ordinary of the Mass, the text incorporates words from other religious and historical sources, including the Islamic call to prayer, the Bible (e.g. the Psalms and Revelation), and the Mahabharata. Writers whose words appear in the work include Rudyard Kipling, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Sankichi Toge, who survived the Hiroshima bombing but died some years later of leukemia.



Suzanne Dowaliby, Mezzo

Daniel Reupke, Bariton

Kammerensemble "con nov`arco"




Direction / Leitung: Julia Pruy & Helmut Freitag

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Conservatoire de Musique
Rue Charles Martel
2134 LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg

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Free

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Université du Luxembourg

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Conservatoire de Musique, université du luxembourg, Kulturpass

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