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Stella Natalis

Stella Natalis

Karl Jenkins, the classically trained master of global ‘crossover,’ has composed a new work for choir and orchestra, Stella Natalis, as a gift to music lovers of all stylistic and spiritual backgrounds for the 2009 holiday season. Its coupling, Joy to the world, features arrangements by Jenkins of carols from around the globe in keeping with the composer’s inclusive and universal approach to the message of music.

The performers represent a mixture of classical and popular artistry. “It has been a privilege,” said Karl Jenkins, “to feature the astounding talents of fellow EMI artists Kate Royal [soprano] and Alison Balsom [trumpet] and to introduce BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the year 2008, Alice Halstead. The choir is Tenebrae, whilst as a counterpoint to their ‘classical’ sound, I have revisited my past and re-introduced the ethnic sound of Adiemus, featuring Mary Carewe, who sang on the first Adiemus album Songs of Sanctuary, and Mae McKenna. My orchestration has the usual classical and ethnic percussion mix, the latter played by Jody K Jenkins and Zands. The orchestra is the Marylebone Camerata, a hand-picked group of the finest young players in London, assembled by cellist Jonathan Byers.”

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
  • Release Date: 02 November 2009
  • Record Label: EMI
  • Catalogue Number: 6886482
  • Total Running Time: 01:19:33

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# Title Composer Duration
1CelebroKarl Jenkins04:33
2LullayKarl Jenkins03:59
3Cantus TriquetrusKarl Jenkins04:05
4Only Heavenly Music [In Memoriam Christine Brown]Karl Jenkins03:53
5WintertideKarl Jenkins03:30
6Sleep Child Of WinterKarl Jenkins03:27
7Make We MerryKarl Jenkins02:59
8From Our EarthKarl Jenkins06:48
9The ProtectorKarl Jenkins04:15
10Dona Nobis PacemKarl Jenkins04:40
11Sing With Joy At ChristmasKarl Jenkins04:06
12Jubilate DeoKarl Jenkins04:07
13In Dulci JubiloKarl Jenkins03:12
14Go, Tell It On The MountainKarl Jenkins01:55
15Silent NightKarl Jenkins04:36
16O Jesus So SweetKarl Jenkins02:26
17Pat A PanKarl Jenkins03:21
18Son Of MariaKarl Jenkins03:04
19The First NoelKarl Jenkins06:06
20The Virgin Mary Had A Baby BoyKarl Jenkins03:08
21We Wish You A Merry ChristmasKarl Jenkins01:12

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