13 Jun 2013

Curtain Raiser: Jenkins - The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

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Dove in flight

Dove in flight Photo: CC BY-SA 3.0 Nevit Dilmen


'The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace' was composed in the year 2000 by Welshman Karl Jenkins.

Although commissioned by the Royal Armouries Museum it is essentially an anti-war work and as well as using the text of the Latin mass draws on texts from other religions. 

Our introduction to this popular modern work is by Brian Kay.

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