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Karl Jenkins

p, ep, *1944 GB, Gower Peninsula
Musician / Composer of Classical
A.k.a. Karl William Pamp Jenkins J.D. Mumbles

Welsh musician and composer. Karl Jenkins was born in Wales and educated at Gowerton Grammar School before reading music at the University of Wales, Cardiff. He then commenced postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music, London. It was in jazz that he initially made his mark; co-forming Nucleus (3), which won first prize at the Montreux jazz festival and appeared at the Newport Jazz Festival, Rhode Island. This was followed by a period with Soft Machine, one of the seminal bands of the 70’s. Through many incarnations, ‘Softs’ defied categorization playing venues as diverse as Carnegie Hall, the classical ‘Proms’ at the Royal Albert Hall and the Reading ‘Rock’ Festival. After a period as a media composer, his return to the music mainstream was initially marked by the success of the Adiemus project. The Armed Man; A Mass For Peace, commissioned by the Royal Armouries for the millennium and premiered at the Royal Albert Hall, London has had over four hundred performances. He was awarded an OBE, by Her Majesty The Queen, in the 2005 New Years Honours List “for services to music”.

  
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Electric piano
  • Oboe
  • Keyboards
  • Soprano sax
Genres
  • Classical
  • Electronic
  • Folk
  • World
  • Country
Popular Tracks   
Jenkins: Palladio: Allegretto (Excerpt) on Karl Jenkins: Quirk, Sarikiz & Over the Stone by Karl Jenkins
Jenkins: The Armed Man (A Mass for Peace): X. Agnus Dei on The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace by Karl Jenkins
Jenkins: Stabat Mater: And the Mother did weep on Jenkins: Stabat Mater by Karl Jenkins
Palladio (1st Movement) from Diamond Music (De Beers ad) on Karl Jenkins & Adiemus: The Essential Collection by Karl Jenkins
Jenkins: The Armed Man (A Mass for Peace): XII. Benedictus on The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace by Karl Jenkins
Jenkins: Requiem: Requiem - Introit on Requiem by Karl Jenkins
Jenkins: The Armed Man (A Mass for Peace): Sanctus on The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace by Karl Jenkins
Jenkins: The Armed Man (A Mass for Peace): The Armed Man on The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace by Karl Jenkins
Jenkins: The Armed Man (A Mass for Peace): Kyrie on The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace by Karl Jenkins
Jenkins: Over the Stone (Tros y Garreg), for 2 Harps, Strings and Percussion: IV. Tros y Garreg on Karl Jenkins: Quirk, Sarikiz & Over the Stone by Karl Jenkins

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Still With The Music (The Album)Karl Jenkins2015Compil.
MotetsKarl Jenkins2014Album
Adiemus The CollectionKarl Jenkins, Adiemus2013Album
Adiemus ColoresKarl Jenkins2013Album
The Very Best Of Karl JenkinsKarl Jenkins2011Compil.
Some Shufflin'Karl Jenkins and Mike Ratledge2010Album
Gloria / Te DeumKarl Jenkins, National Youth Choir Of Great Britain, The London Symphony Orchestra2010Album
MovementKarl Jenkins and Mike Ratledge2010Album
Stella NatalisKarl Jenkins2009Album
Quirk • The ConcertosKarl Jenkins2008Album
Stabat MaterKarl Jenkins2008Album
This Land Of OursKarl Jenkins / The Cory Band & Cantorion2007Album
The Essential CollectionKarl Jenkins2006Compil.
RequiemKarl Jenkins2005Album
VocaliseAdiemus / Karl Jenkins2003Album
LiveKarl Jenkins / Adiemus2001Album
The Armed Man: A Mass For PeaceKarl Jenkins2001Album
The Best Of Adiemus - The JourneyKarl Jenkins1999Compil.
Sounds Of The Spirit Including Highlights From AdiemusKarl Jenkins - Hildegard Von Bingen - Antonín Dvořák - John Taverner1998Compil.
New Music From Karl JenkinsKarl Jenkins1998Album
Dances Of TimeKarl Jenkins / Adiemus1998Album
Adiemus III - Dances Of TimeKarl Jenkins / Adiemus1998Single
Imagined OceansKarl Jenkins1998Album
Cantilena (From Adiemus 2)Karl Jenkins1997Single
Cantus - Song Of Tears (From Adiemus 2)Karl Jenkins1997Single
Diamond MusicKarl Jenkins / The London Philharmonic Orchestra / The Smith Quartet1996Album
Cantata Mundi (Edits)Karl Jenkins / Adiemus1996Single
Cuts For Commercials Volume 3Karl Jenkins / Mike Ratledge1981Album
For Christmas, For ChildrenKarl Jenkins / Mike Ratledge1981Album
NominationPeter Milray / Karl Jenkins1976Album
Rubber RiffKarl Jenkins1976Album
This Land Of OursKarl Jenkins Featuring The Cory Band & CantorionAlbum
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