I had the privilege of listening to “The Armed Man - A Mass for Peace” by Karl Jenkins at the Albert Hall last night. It was performed by a choir of over TWO THOUSAND singers and, needless to say, was a very moving concert. The penultimate piece in the Mass was Benedictus and although it was led by a solo cellist it brought back nostalgic memories of Hayley’s version.
That must have been some concert Martin, an audience capacity 0f 5,272 and a choir of two thousand. Everybody in England must be related to or know someone who was in the choir. I thought I had been a follower of Karl's career until I looked at his Discography. Wow 28 albums, I might have 8 or 10. The Armed Man: A mass for peace is listed in his "Unofficial" Listing
I think the introduction of a best of or a greatest hits in the prime of a performers career can do more harm than good, it hints at a record company having a last grab of the money based on the popularity of an artist, as if there is no more to come and no more is expected. It is also done when an artist changes record label, not always with the benefit of the artist in mind.
I am wandering, it must have been a fantastic sound to have so many trained voices raised in unison (as opposed to a drunk in a midnight choir) and I understand how the mind went elsewhere when Benedictus was performed, the "what if" of if someone had been in London they might have been invited to perform, but how do you decide on who is the wright singer to invite to sing at such a marvelous event.
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" But you make me forget so very much.
I forget to pray for the Angels
and then the Angels forget to pray for us. " ......Leonard Cohen