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Karl Jenkins: Cantata Memoria - For the Children

00289 479 6486


Playing time: 55'53"
Tracks: 11
Booklet pages: 28
© 2016 Karl Jenkins / Deutsche Grammophon GmbH
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Karl Jenkins: Cantata Memoria - For the Children published on 21 January 2017

Elin Manahan Thomas, soprano
Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone
Islwyn Evans, chorus master
Eilir Owen Griffiths, chorus master
Côr Caerdydd
Gwawr Owen, chorus master
Côr Heol y March
Eleri Roberts, chorus master
Côr y Cwm
Elin Llywelyn-Williams, chorus master
Gavin Ashcroft, co-director
Catrin Finch, harp
David Childs, euphonium
Joo Yeon Sir, violin
Jody Jenkins, percussion, recorder
Rosie Jenkins, recorder
Sinfonia Cymru
Benjamin Baker, leader
Karl Jenkins, conductor, recorder

Karl Jenkins (born 1944):

Cantata Memoria - For the Children, to a libretto by Mererid Hopwood

1 Pitran, patran
2 Then Silence
3 Cortège
4 Lament for the Valley
5 Lacrimosa Lullaby
6 Did I hear a bird?
7 Satin Feathers
8 And-a-half
9 And once upon a time
10 When the shadow dies
11 Lux æterna

Recorded in March and April 2016 in London and Pentyrch, UK

On 21 October 1966, tragedy hit the Welsh village of Aberfan: when a colliery spoil tip above the village collapsed , 40,000 cubic metres of mining debris went downhill in a landslide, burying Pantglas Junior School and killing 116 children and 28 adults. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the disaster, Karl Jenkins wrote this Cantata Memoria for large vocal and orchestral forces.


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