Adiemus Colores marks Karl Jenkins’ return after ten years to the series that helped make his name, and it draws inspiration from the sights, sounds, colours and rhythms of Latin American music. As with the original Adiemus, Jenkins combines classical principles with the flavours of world and ethnic music supported by lively percussion. His choral writing adopts an invented language with no meaning, like scat singing in jazz. Each movement is named in Spanish after a colour and explores the mood each evokes for the composer, embracing Brazilian samba, Argentinian tango and Spanish bolero.
Deutsche Grammophon CD
Adiemus Colores, Karl Jenkins's first recording on the Deutsche Grammophon label, sees him exploring the vibrancy and colour of Latin American music.
Adiemus Colores marks Karl Jenkins’s return after ten years to the series that helped make his name – Adiemus: Songs of Sanctuary has sold over 1.5 million albums worldwide. The new disc includes the composer's first collaborations with tenor Rolando Villazón and classical guitarist Milos Karadaglic and shows Jenkins seeking inspiration from the sights, sounds, colours and rhythms of Latin American music: