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Armed Man, The

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Karl Jenkins

Karl Jenkins (arr. Robert Longfield)


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Subtitle: Movement 1 from "The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace"


General Info

Year: 1999 / 2015
Duration: c. 6:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Choir and orchestra
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

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Program Notes

This noted Welsh composer dedicated his landmark Mass to the victims of the 1998-1999 war in Kosovo, and more recently it's been associated with remembrances of 9/11. The French Renaissance song L'Homme Arme serves as the basis for this movement, beautifully adapted here for standard concert band instrumentation. With its relentless pulse and haunting strains, this is a dramatically emotional and riveting work.

- Program Note by publisher


The Armed Man is a Mass by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins, subtitled "A Mass for Peace". The piece was commissioned by the Royal Armouries Museum for the Millennium celebrations, to mark the museum's move from London to Leeds, and it was dedicated to victims of the Kosovo crisis. Like Benjamin Britten's War Requiem before it, it is essentially an anti-war piece and is based on the Catholic Mass, which Jenkins combines with other sources, principally the 15th-century folk song L'homme armé in the first and last movements. It was written for SATB chorus with soloists (soprano and muezzin) and a symphonic orchestra.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

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Performances

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  • Karl K. King Municipal Band (Ft. Dodge, Iowa) (Jerrold P. Jimmerson, conductor) - 1 July 2018


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