Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man - A Mass For Peace (Complete)

Books | SATB, Piano Accompaniment

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Composer: Karl Jenkins
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

A powerful and compelling account of the descent into, and consquences of, war, commissioned by the British Armouries and dedicated to the victims of the Kosovo conflict. Using the basis of a Christian Mass (Requiem), Karl Jenkins has set both secular and sacred texts, inspired and guided by the 15th-century French song L'Homme Arme, to create a major and unsettling choral work that raises questions and provokes poignant reflection. This full vocal score features a Piano reduction for rehearsals.

ISBN: 9780851624686
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 24 April 2005
No of pages: 122
Language: English
Catalogue No: M060115455

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        Scores 9.6 out of 10 based on 24 reviews
        8 out of 10


        Kidsgrove, Staffs GB
        My favourite part of this piece (Karl Jenkins'The Armed Man) is the Benedictus, however, I have not yet performed it. This event will take place at RAH on May 20th, and I'm looking forward to performing it with 'The Really Big Chorus'
        It was a little small. A4 size pages would be easier to read.
        Confirmed purchase: 27 March 2018
        Published on: 13 April 2018

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        9 out of 10


        amsterdam GB representing choir (over 100
        Spectacular music
        Easy to understand
        when you recognize Jenkins'music all his pieces are kind of familiar
        Confirmed purchase: 30 March 2017
        Published on: 13 April 2017
        8 out of 10


        Norwich GB Choral director
        Well produced, good binding
        Errors in early editions - look for copyright 2015.
        Confirmed purchase: 22 March 2017
        Published on: 05 April 2017

        Musicroom Reviews

        Oeuvre finalement très classique bien qu'écrite par un musicien contemporain, comportant à la fois les parties habituelles d'une messe, mais également des chants empruntés à d'autres cultures. La réduction d'orchestre au piano est très bien écrite, et permet d'obtenir une interprétation choeur-piano très belle.
        Anonymous - (LE MANS, France)
        Großartiges Werk und absolut ergreifend. Benötigt allerdings einen großen Chor und umfangreiche Instrumentierung. Aber das Ergebnis ist es wert!
        Anonymous - (Tuerkenfeld, Germany)
        I bought 1 copy of this because I wanted to play the cello part in Benedictus all be it on a baritone with organ accomp. However, I soon returned for another copy for the orangist as he was blown away by it. The score is excellant and it is a pleasure to sing the bass part to the CD recording. Top score and top music. Next step is to convince the choir to buy scores and perform some of it.
        Anonymous - (Leigh, United Kingdom)
        Very good, but needs experienced singers and player. It is close to the CD in effect, although there are limitations on a small organ.
        Anonymous - (Andover, United Kingdom)
        I bought this because I just love the music and wanted to play it on the flute. The score is comprehensive and well laid out. My favourite pieces are Agnus Dei and Benedictus. I originally bought the CD because I heard Benedictus on the car radio, and had to pull over because it was so beautiful! The only slight drawback is the tight binding which makes it difficult to play & turn the pages, but I've got over that by getting my daughter to be my page turner!
        Helen - (Poole, United Kingdom)
        Very pleased with my purchase. I am very new to choral singing so the edition suits me fine. Love Karl Jenkins and have had a CD of this work for years. Very impressed with service from Musicroom.
        Anonymous - (Whitchurch, United Kingdom)
        I already have the disc for The Armed Man and was very happy to be able to buy the music score. Even though I'm no longer a member of a choir, I still like to be able to sing along with a choral piece (though my neighbours might not agree!), so I am very happy with this score.
        Anonymous - (Bury, United Kingdom)

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