Adiemus - Discography

Contents: Adiemus Albums | Other Karl Jenkins Recordings | Adiemus Singles and Alternate Pressings

Lyrics and extraneous information for some of the various songs may be accessed by clicking on the song title in the track listings below. Special thanks to Moshe Jacobson (http://moshe.runslinux.net) and Suvi Kaikkonen (cantilena91@hotmail.com) for providing transcriptions of the lyrics. Also, special thanks to Paul J.A. van Vliet (pvvliet@cwis.unomaha.edu) for his contributions to—and commentary featured in—this discography.

Visit the Sound Gallery or click on the RealAudio icon accompanying certain song titles to hear 30-second RealAudio clips for those songs. (RealPlayer G2 or greater plug-in from RealNetworks required.) Adiemus MIDI files are available in the Sound Gallery as well.

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Adiemus Albums

Jenkins Adiemus Essential Collection
Image © EMI Classics 2006
Karl Jenkins & Adiemus:
The Essential Collection

EMI Classics 0946-3-53244-2 6, 2006

1. Adiemus  
2. Pie Jesu  
3. Hymn Before Action  
4. Cantus - Song of Tears  
5. Palladio  
6. Akruzam  
7. Lacrimosa  
8. Cantilena  
9. In Paradisum  
10. The Exile Song  
11. Agnus Dei  
12. Dies Irae  
13. Allegrettango  
14. Benedictus  
15. Beyond The Century  
16. Sanctus  


Adiemus Vocalise-UK
Image © EMI Records, 2003

Adiemus Vocalise-Japan
Image © Virgin Records Japan, 2003

Adiemus Vocalise-Japan
Image © Virgin Records Japan, 2006

Adiemus Vocalise
EMI Records 7243 5 57649 2 8, 2003
Virgin Records Japan VJCP-68576, 2003

1. Rondo  
2. The Protector  
3. Allegrettango  
4. Dona Nobis Pacem Part I  
5. Dona Nobis Pacem Part II  
6. Akruzam  
7. Schwanda The Bagpiper  
8. Exit Schwanda  
9. Bendigedig  
10. Schubert's Dance  
11. Berceuse Pour Un Enfant Solitaire  
12. Aria  
13. Mysterious Are Your Ways  
14. Mi Contra Fa. Diabolus In Musica  
15. Vocalise  
16. Boogie Woogie Llanoogie  


The Essential Adiemus
Image © Virgin Records Ltd 2003
The Essential Adiemus
Virgin Records Ltd/EMI 07243 582101 2 5, 2003

1. Adiemus  
2. Cantus Inaequalis  
3. Kayama (Radio Edit)  
4. In Caelum Fero (Radio Edit)  
5. Hymn  
6. Cantilena  
7. Cantus - Song of the Trinity (Edit)  
8. Cantus - Song of the Plains (Edit)  
9. Elegia  
10. Chorale VI (Sol Fa)/Cantus - Song of Aeolus)  
11. Chorale I (Za Ma Ba)  
12. Cantus - Song of Tears  
13. Rain Dance (Edit)  
14. Ein Wiener Walzer (A Viennese Waltz)  
15. Corrente (Courante)  
16. Zarabanda (Saraband)  
17. La La La Koora (Ländler)  
18. Beyond The Century  
19. Adiemus 1999 Version  

Originally released as The Journey - The Best of Adiemus

Adiemus New Best & Live
Image © Virgin Records Japan 2002
More Journey ...
Adiemus New Best & Live

Virgin Records Japan, VJCP-68372-73

Disc-1/Adiemus~New Best
1. Beyond The Century  
2. Immrama  
3. Adiemus (Full Version)  
4. Cantilena  
5. Hymn  
6. Kayama (Radio Edit)  
7. Chorale VI - Cantus - Song Of Aeolus  
8. Chorale I (Za Ma Ba)  
9. Cantus - Song Of Tears (Edit)  
10. Rain Dance (Edit)  
11. Zarabanda (Saraband)  
13. La La La Kooran (Ländler)  
14. The Eternal Knot  
15. The Wooing Of Étaín  
16. King Of The Sacred Grove  
17. Children Of Dannu  
18. Hermit Of The Sea Rock  

Disc-2/Adiemus~Live
Same track list as Adiemus Live below.


Adiemus Live
Image © Virgin Records Ltd 2001
Adiemus Live
Virgin Records Ltd (UK), CDVE-960

1. Adiemus  
2. In Caelum Fero 
3. Kayama  
4. Cantus Insolitus  
5. Cú Chullain  
6. Wooing Of Etain  
7. Connla's Well  
8. Hymn  
9. Dagda  
10. Ceredwen's Curse  
11. Dawn Dancing  
12. Dos a Dos  


The Eternal Knot
UK Edition


Cantata Mundi
Japanese Edition


Adiemus IV: The Eternal Knot
Virgin UK, CDVE 952 / 7243 8 49965 2 9

Lyrics (transcribed by Suvi Kaikkonen)
[download only]

1. Cú Chullain   6:15
2. The Eternal Knot   4:04
3. Palace of the Crystal Bridge   3:42
4. The Wooing of Étaín   5:25
5. King of the Sacred Grove   6:05
6. Saing Declan's Drone   3:58
7. Slam O "Dewi Sant"   4:23
8. Connla's Well   4:19
9. The Dagda   7:56
10. Children of Dannu   3:32
11. Ceredwen's Curse   4:30
12. Hermit of the Sea Rock   1:45
13. Isle of the Mystic Lake   3:16
14. Math was a Wizard   2:57

Best Of Adiemus The Journey:
The Best Of Adiemus

Virgin UK, CDVE 946 / 7243 8 48414 2 3

Lyrics (transcribed by Suvi Kaikkonen)
[download only]

1. Adiemus   3:58
2. Cantus Inaequalis   3:14
3. Kayama (Radio Edit)   3:58
4. In Caelum Fero (Radio Edit)   4:42
5. Hymn   2:38
6. Cantilena   3:22
7. Cantus - Song Of The Trinity (Edit)   2:45
8. Cantus - Song Of The Plains   3:56
9. Elegia   4:06
10. Chorale VI + Cantus - Song Of Aeolus   5:46
11. Chorale (Za ma ba)   1:50
12. Cantus - Song Of Tears (Edit)   3:55
13. Rain Dance (Edit)   3:52
14. Ein Wiener Walzer (A Viennese Waltz)   5:00
15. Corrente (Courante)   5:04
16. Zarabanda (Saraband)   4:36
17. La La La Koora (Ländler)   3:21
18. Beyond The Century   4:52
19. Adiemus (1999 New Version)   3:56

The Journey includes edited versions of three previously released tracks (3, 4, 7), two tracks from special and US editions of Cantata Mundi (9, 13) one track from the Japanese Special Edition of Dances of Time (18) and an all new, previously unreleased, version of "Adiemus" (19).


Dances of Time Adiemus III: Dances Of Time
Virgin UK, 1998-CDVE 940 / 7243 8 46674 2 9

Lyrics (transcribed by Suvi Kaikkonen)

1. Corrente (Courante)   5:04
2. Un Bolero Azul (Blue Bolero)   8:35
3. La La La Koora (Ländler)   3:20
4. Dawn Dancing   3:14
5. Kaya Kakooya (Rumba)   4:34
6. Intrada & Pavan   7:25  
7. Minuet   1:24
8. Rain Dance   4:30  
9. African Tango   8:05
10. Zarabanda (Saraband)   4:36  
11. Ein Wiener Walzer (A Viennese Waltz)   4:59
12. Hymn To The Dance   3:52  
13. Dos A Dos (Square Dance)   4:15  
14. Tango   5:51  

Disc 2 (Japenese Special Edition Only)

1. Adiemus-Beyond The Century
        (Makare Maka)   4:54
2. Elegia   4:05
3. Hymn   2:38
4. Corrente-Edit   4:23

Dances of Time is currently available in the US, Japan and Europe. (Track 14, "Tango", is a bonus track—an edit of "African Tango"—only available on some editions.)


Cantata Mundi
US Version
Adiemus II: Cantata Mundi
Virgin, 1996—cdve 932 / 7243 8 42577 2 9

Lyrics (transcribed by Suvi Kaikkonen)
also see the original set of transcriptions individually below

1. Cantus - ‘Song of Tears’   9:01  
2. Chorale I (Za Ma Ba)   1:50
3. Cantus - ‘Song of the Spirit’   6:09  
4. Chorale II (Roosh Ka Ma)   1:50
5. Cantus - ‘Song of the Trinity’   6:11
6. Chorale III (Vocalise)   2:20
7. Cantus - ‘Song of the Odyssey’   7:25
8. Chorale IV (Alame Oo Ya)   2:59
9. Cantus - ‘Song of the Plains’   11:26  
10. Chorale V (Arama Ivi)   1:21
11. Cantus - ‘Song of Invocation’   8:45
12. Chorale VI (Sol Fa)
      Cantus - ‘Song of Aeolus’   5:46  
13. Chorale VII (A Ma Ka Ma)   1:18
14. Cantilena   3:21  
15. Elegia   4:06  

Karl Jenkins writes of the last two tracks: “‘Elegia’ and ‘Cantilena’ are two short pieces which started as musical sketches prior to my composing Cantata Mundi. One of the musical ideas in ‘Cantilena’ may be heard in ‘Cantus - Song of Tears’ from Cantata Mundi.” Note that “Cantilena” and “Elegia” are considered bonus tracks, and some editions of Cantata Mundi may not contain them (the US edition, pictured above, does).


Songs of Sanctuary Songs of Sanctuary
Virgin/Caroline, 1995—CAROL 7524-2

Lyrics (transcribed by Suvi Kaikkonen)
also see the original set of transcriptions individually below

1. Adiemus   3:48  
2. Tintinnabulum   10:57  
3. Cantus Inaequalis   3:13
4. Cantus Insolitus   5:35
5. In Caelum Fero   7:45
6. Cantus Iteratus   6:36
7. Amaté Adea   5:12  
8. Kayama   8:06  
9. Hymn   2:37

After the Delta Airlines advert introduced the track "Adiemus" and it subsequently appeared on the Pure Moods album, Songs of Sanctuary was released to broad international acclaim and widespread commercial success.

Other Karl Jenkins Recordings

Tlep
Image © Sony Classical 2006
Tlep
Sony Classical 8 28768 44252 4, 2006


1. Dudarai  
2. Bea  
3. Kozimnin Karasy  
4. Karllygash  
5. Tulpar   7:00
6. Zamanai  
7. Jailau  

Commissioned by Sapar Iskakov of his great Kazakh ancestor, composer and kobyz player Tlep Aspantaiuly (1757-1820).



Kiri Sings Karl
Image © EMI Records Ltd 2006
Kiri Sings Karl
EMI Records Ltd 094635 32572 0, 2005


1. Jardin Antiguo  
2. Kyrie  
3. Le Secret  
4. Antema Africana  
5. Cancion al Arbol Del Olvido   7:00
6. Y Cyfrinwyr  

Flores Agentinas
7. Cortadera, Pluberito  
8. El Clavel Del Aire Blanco  
9. Que Linda La Madreselva  
10. Ay, AAljaba, Flor De Chilco  

11. In Paradisum  
12. La Roas Y El Sauce  
13. Capriccio D'Amore  
14. Allegrattango  
15. Mazurka  
16. Paya Paya  
17. Born This Year  



Requiem
Image © EMI Records Ltd 2005
Requiem
EMI Records Ltd 7243 5 57966 2 2, 2005


Requiem (54:25)
1. Introit  
2. Dies Irae  
3. The Snow of Yesterday  
4. Rex Tremendae  
5. Confutatis   7:00
6. From Deep In My Heart  
7. Lacrimosa  
8. Now As A Spirit  
9. Pie Jesu  
10. Having Seen The Moon  
11. Lux Aeterna  
12. Farewell  
13. In Paradisum  

In These Stones Horizons Sing (16:26)
14. Overture Part I: The Exile Song  
15. Overture Part II: Now!  
16. Grey  
17. Born This Year  
18. In These Stones Horizons Sing  



The Armed Man
Image © Virgin Records Ltd 2001

[Album Review]

The Armed Man:
A Mass For Peace

Virgin Records Ltd, CDVE 956 / 7243 8 11015 2 0


1. The Armed Man   6:25
2. The Call To Prayers (Adhaan)  2:04
3. Kyrie   8:12
4. Save Me From Bloody Men   1:42
5. Sanctus   7:00
6. Hymn Before Action   2:38
7. Charge!   7:26
8. Angry Flames   4:44
9. Torches   2:58
10. Agnus Del   3:39
11. Now The Guns Have Stopped   3:25
12. Benedictus   7:36
13. Better Is Peace   9:33

"When I started composing The Armed Man, the tragedy of Kosovo unfolded. I was thus reminded daily of the horror of such conflict and so I dedicate this work to the victims of Kosovo."—Karl Jenkins



Dewi Sant Dewi Sant
Karl Jenkins Music Ltd, 2000—KJM 7001

Lyrics (transcribed by Suvi Kaikkonen)
[download only]

1. Byddwch Lawen Be Joyful   3:55  
2. Psalm 22   8:32
3. Cadwych y Ffydd Keep The Faith   6:03
4. Psalm 27   5:04  
5. Gwnewch y Pethau Bychain
     Do The Small Things   5:39
6. Good Night, House of Dewi   5:19
7. Pslam 150   4:00

A work, in seven movements, reflecting the three themes of St David's last sermon—Be Joyful, Keep the Faith and Do the Small Things—and three specially chosen Psalms: Psalm 22—a psalm of conflict and desolation, Psalm 27—a psalm of trust and confidence and Psalm 150—a psalm of praise and rejoicing.


Imagined Oceans Imagined Oceans
Sony Classical, 1998—SK 60668

Lyrics (transcribed by Suvi Kaikkonen)

1. Mare Crisium (Sea of Crises) Introitus   2:51  
2. Lacus Serenitatis (Lake of Serenity)   4:52
3. Mare Vaporum (Sea of Vapours)   4:27
4. Mare Australis (Southern Sea)   6:41  
5. Lacus Somniorum (Lake of Dreams)   2:39
6. Lacus Pereverantiae (Lake of Perseverance)   8:41
7. Lacus Doloris (Lake of Grief)   4:55
8. Mare Undarum (Sea of Waves)   4:54
9. Palus Nebularum (Marsh of Clouds)   3:09
10. Sinus Iridium (Bay of Rainbows)   2:13
11. Mare Imbrium (Sea of Showers)   4:46
12. Lacus Temporis (Lake of Time)   5:11
13. Lacus Lenitatis (Lake of Tenderness)   3:24
14. Mare Crisium (Sea of Crises)   5:39

“A musical interpretation of thirteen of the Latin titles given to what was believed to be areas of water on the Moon.”—Karl Jenkins


Diamond Music Diamond Music
Karl Jenkins—The London Philharmonic/The Smith Quartet
Sony Music Entertainment, 1996—SK 62276

1. Palladio - Allegretto   3:47  
2. Palladio - Largo   5:38
3. Palladio - Vivace   6:58
4. Adiemus Variations - i   1:28
5. Adiemus Variations - ii   3:32
6. Adiemus Variations - iii   2:29
7. Adiemus Variations - iv   3:33
8. Passacaglia   4:53  
    (In memoriam Evelyn Mary Hopkins, 1903-1995)
“String Quartet No. 2”
9. i - The Fifth Season   3:43
10. ii - Tango   5:50
11. iii - Waltz   2:11
12. iv - Romanze   2:59
13. v - Bits   4:44

(1-3: The London Philharmonic Strings / 4-7: The Smith Quartet / 8: The London Philharmonic Strings / 9-13: The Smith Quartet / The London Philharmonic Strings: Karl Jenkins, Conductor / The Smith Quartet: Nic Pendlebury, Charles Mutter, Ian Humphries, Deirdre Cooper)

Excerpts from the booklet: The first movement I adapted and used for the ‘Shadows’ A Diamond Is Forever television commercial for a worldwide campaign. The middle movement I have since rearranged for two female voices and string orchestra, as heard in “Cantus Insolitus” from my work Songs of Sanctuary. “Adiemus Variations”: These variations for string quartet are based on the first movement of Songs of Sanctuary.—Karl Jenkins


Adiemus Singles and Alternate Pressings

Songs of Sanctuary
Japanese pressing, 1995—VJCP-25180
“A few differences from the UK and US releases. First, it has an extra track: ‘Adiemus (Full Version)’, which has the extended out-tro. It’s length is 5:24 and this is the 10th track on the CD. The CD itself has only a blue background with white lettering, no images reproduced on it. The back of the CD box looks much like the US and UK releases, but with the 10th track indicated and some Japanese info—in Japanes and English—on it. The main booklet has a new cover: a photo of a dolphin taken from under-water, all in blue & white. The inside has the text and the photos, along with a Japanese translation.”—Paul J.A. van Vliet

Songs of Sanctuary
Virgin, 1995—CDVEX 925 7243 8 41004 2 1

“A cardboard box with the CD and a booklet. The artwork is very different, much in the style of the European Cantata Mundi release! The thick booklet (which does not fit inside the CD box) has mainly photographic artwork. Jenkins’ text is repeated and added to! He comments on several song-titles. (Key sentence here in the description of Adiemus: ‘Many think that the word is Latin, but it is, in fact, invented as part of the “sound language” I use as text.’) The CD was It features 2 extra tracks: 10. Tintinnabulum (Radio Edit) and 11. Kayama (Radio Edit).”—Paul J.A. van Vliet

Adiemus (CD Single)
EMI-Electrola/Akropolis Musik & Film GMBH, 1995—7243 8 82018 2 7

“The Adiemus Single, which is made in Germany, contains 3 tracks: Adiemus - Radio Mix (3:39), Adiemus - Main Extended Version (5:24), and Adiemus - Percussion Mix (5:56). The Radio Mix is the shortened version of Adiemus (Main Extended) and is heard on the UK and US release of ‘Songs of Sanctuary.’ The Main Extended Version is exactly like the Radio Mix, but has the extended coda, along with an incredible electric guitar solo! The Percussion Mix starts out with only percussion and vocals (from the coda). It then transitions into the Main Extended Version with the extended coda, but this time having a saxophone solo! On the cover there is an awe-inspiring picture of four dolphins jumping out of the ocean! Even though extremely hard to find, it is a great single for those who like a little more modern sound to Adiemus and is definitely a classic!”—Kyle Kinkade

Adiemus Remix (CD Single)
EMI-Electrola, 1995—7243 8 82096 2 5

“Contains 4 dance remixes, not very good in my opinion. They’re the Beta Single Mix (3:36), Beta Mix (5:53), Gamma Mix (5:15), and Alpha Maxi Mix (5:16). Remixed by Ingo kays and Tony Catania. My copy was made in Holland. Interesting trivia: cover is a drawing of a metal dolphin acting as a DJ with 2 turntables...”—Paul J.A. van Vliet

Kayama (CD Single)
Virgin, 1995—7243 8 93233 2 0

“Features 4 tracks: Kayama (Radio Edit) 3:58, Kayama (Full Version) 8:06, Hymn (Piano Version) 2:37, and Adiemus (Radio Edit) 3:39. The must-have here is Hymn: same vocals, but accompanied by solo piano! The K-radio edit is a shorter cut & paste. The A-radio edit has cut the second half of the recorder solo. The cover looks much like the back of Songs of Sanctuary with a picture of a dolphin added.”—Paul J.A. van Vliet

Kayama Remix (CD Single)
EMI-Electrola, 1995—7243 8 82322 2 7

“Five tracks, all titled Kayama: Radio edit 4:12, Double AA Mix 7:09, Trance Mix 6:56, Hip Loop Mix 6:55, All Or Nothing Mix 7:45. These mixes are quite well done (by Double Aa Achim Oppermann & Achim Sobotta), especially the fourth mix, which simply puts a dance-beat under the entire song. The cover is like the regular single, but not in blues but in oranges and yellows.”—Paul J.A. van Vliet

Tintinnabulum (CD Single)
EMI-Electrola, 1995—7243 8 82378 2 6

“Three tracks: Tintinnabulum (Radio Edit) 4:01, Tintinnabulum (Album Version) 10:57, and Cantus Iteratus 6:36. The radio edit is not that exciting, nothing else is new. The cover has the word Tintinnabulum in large letters splattered all over, against red, purple, light blue, and yellow background.”—Paul J.A. van Vliet

Cantus—Song of Tears (CD Single)
Sony Music Media, 1997—SMM 664282 1

“Contains 2 tracks: Cantus—Song of Tears (Radio Edit) 3:19, and Chorale V (Arama Ivi) 1:21. The radio edit is much shorter, not bad: the entire song has been restructured. The front cover is similar to the Canadian CD cover, but instead of the angelic figure, there’s a bird. This image is repeated on the CD itself. The back of the front cover has the image of the Cantata Mundi CD with the German text ‘Horen Sie Adiemus 2 in voller Lange: 15 Songs zum “Abheben”.’ (Which translates as: Listen to Adiemus 2 in full length: 15 songs to lift off with.)”—Paul J.A. van Vliet

Atmosphere
Virgin France, 1996—7243 8 41619 2 7

Pure Moods
Virgin, 1996—7243 8 42186 2 1

Spirits of Nature
Virgin Benelux/EVA, 1995—8412922

These three albums include the song “Adiemus” from Songs of Sanctuary (please note: these are separate products, not a single set—thanks, Paul). Spirits of Nature includes the longer version of “Adiemus” (as mentioned in the listing for the Japanese edition of Songs of Sanctuary above). Spirits of Nature also includes a song by the group Praise, featuring Miriam Stockley. An alternate version of this album (Virgin/Circa, 1996—VTCD 87, 7243 8 41882 2 1) includes the “traditional” (shorter) version of “Adiemus”, along with another song from Praise. (Thanks again, Paul!)

Spirits of Nature 2
Virgin Benelux/EVA, 1996—8416112

Includes the song “Kayama” from Songs of Sanctuary.



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