Karl Jenkins - Kiri Sings Karl: Songs of Mystery & Enchantment

Kiri Sings Karl: Songs of Mystery & Enchantment

The latest album from Dame Kiri Te Kanawa - Kiri Sings Karl: Songs of Mystery & Enchantment - features a collection of songs written, arranged and conducted by Karl Jenkins.

Karl Jenkins' own compositions rub shoulders with his innovative and witty arrangements of Beethoven and Chopin. 'In Paradisum' is taken from Jenkins' Requiem, while 'Allegrettango' is from the enormously successful Adiemus project.

Six numbers by Carlos Guastavino and Misa Criolla by fellow Argentine composer Ariel Ramirez were suggested by Dame Kiri. All sixteen tracks are arrangements by Jenkins in the unmistakable style that has made him among the most popular composers of today.

Dame Kiri sings in several languages on the album - Welsh, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Latin - as well as Jenkins' usual invented language of phonetic sounds.

In recent years, Karl has been made both a Fellow and an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, where a room has been named in his honour, and has been awarded fellowships at Cardiff University, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Trinity College Carmarthen, Swansea Institute and was presented by Classic FM with the 'Red f 'award for 'outstanding service to classical music'

He was awarded an OBE, by Her Majesty The Queen, in the 2005 New Years Honours List and in 2006 a Doctor of Music by the University of Wales.

Release Date : 23 Nov 2006