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If anyone can sell Karl Jenkins’s new treatment of Psalm 51 combined with a selection of Latin, Aramaic, Arabic, Persian and Hebrew texts, it is this all-star cast of British and Middle Eastern musicians (Iestyn Davies is in particularly fine voice). Miserere is a cantata in 13 movements, dedicated to all who have suffered or perished in the conflicts in the Middle East over the past 70 years; it was premiered at the Grayshott Concerts in Hampshire (England) in November 2019. The musical gestures are familiar from a wide range of sources, but Jenkins has stitched them together to create a haunting work that is given a polished, committed performance on this disc and will no doubt prove immensely popular with his myriad fans.

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