Symphonic Adiemus presents twelve numbers from the Adiemus series in dynamic new scorings for SATB choir and full symphony orchestra. Since it was first heard in 1994, Adiemus has captured the imagination of music lovers worldwide thanks to its unique combination of classical principles with the flavours of world and ethnic music. Symphonic Adiemus includes numbers from the first three albums – Songs of Sanctuary, Cantata Mundi and Dances of Time.
Recorded on Decca 5793828 by the London Philharmonic Choir and the Adiemus Symphony Orchestra of Europe.
Diverse in terms of theme and mood, with works suitable for a variety of festive and commemorative occasions, both sacred and secular, this series provides an exciting collection of contemporary works for choirs of all types, voicings and abilities.
Spanning many different styles including the jazz-influenced world of Will Todd’s Jazz Carols and Iain Farrington’s The Blues Service, the tranquil beauty of James MacMillan’s Ave Maris Stella, and the energetic jubilation of Gareth Treseder’s Blessed be that Maid Marie, the series provides a wealth of new music, perfect for choirs looking to expand their horizons and explore new repertoire.