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The Armed Man | A mass for Peace

The Armed Man | A mass for Peace

The construction of the work leads us through all stages of war. In the music, this is expressed in threat, aggression, dismay and sadness to ultimately end up with hope and peace. This makes it current and fits the work in today's uncertain times with major issues and international tensions. Karl Jenkins originally dedicated the piece to the victims of the Kosovo crisis that took place while working on his composition. The piece, with its religious and secular texts from different periods, inspires and emotions and invites a lasting dialogue about how people can live in peace with each other.

Knight Sir-Karl Jenkins
Sir-Karl Jenkins (Wales 1944) has under…

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The construction of the work leads us through all stages of war. In the music, this is expressed in threat, aggression, dismay and sadness to ultimately end up with hope and peace. This makes it current and fits the work in today's uncertain times with major issues and international tensions. Karl Jenkins originally dedicated the piece to the victims of the Kosovo crisis that took place while working on his composition. The piece, with its religious and secular texts from different periods, inspires and emotions and invites a lasting dialogue about how people can live in peace with each other.

Knight Sir-Karl Jenkins
Sir-Karl Jenkins (Wales 1944) has undergone a multifaceted development as a composer and musician after his training in classical music. In the sixties he became widely known as a jazz and rock musician. As a keyboard player he played in the experimental rock band The Soft Machine, of which he later became the leader. In 1995 he broke through as a classical composer with the album Adiemus. In addition to The Armed Man, the Stabat Mater and Requiem are also known and frequently performed compositions. In 2015, he was raised to the nobility.

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Muziekgebouw Eindhoven
Jan van Lieshoutstraat 3
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  • Adults€22.00