As a composer he recognises no boundaries – musical, commercial, geographical or cultural. His is a way of thinking and composing that is perfectly in tune with the spirit of the times – Classic FM Magazine
Released ten years after the original Adiemus albums that helped to make Karl Jenkins' name, Adiemus Colores draws inspiration from the sights, sounds, colours and rhythms of Latin American music.
As with the original Adiemus, Jenkins combines classical principles with the flavours of world and ethnic music supported by lively Percussion. His Choral writing adopts an invented language with no meaning, like scat singing in jazz. Each movement is named in Spanish after a colour and explores the mood that each evokes for the composer, embracing Brazilian samba, Argentinian tango and Spanish bolero.
Adiemus Colores is scored for Choir and Ensemble with Soloists, with a total duration of 75 minutes.