A Truly Hale-bodied Little Piece

Well, maybe that’s just a bad pun. But remember that series of diamond commercials a few years back, which featured people in silhouette wearing diamonds? The accompanying soundtrack was reminiscent of chugga-chugga baroque concertos, and (such as it is) it is probably the greatest claim to fame of composer and jazz musician Karl Jenkins.

This weekend a friend played me the album Simple Gifts by baritone Bryn Terfel, and I discovered Jenkins has written a nice Ave Verum Corpus, a selection from which you can hear here as track 11. It’s not Mozart or all that profound, but it’s well worth the 99¢ I paid to download it from iTunes.

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