The Armed Man (A Mass for Peace). Composed by Karl Jenkins. For Choral, Chorus (SATB). BH Large Choral. Sacred, Secular. Softcover. 128 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M060115455. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48012252).
ISBN 0851624685. Sacred, Secular. 7.25x10.25 inches.
(1999, 63 minutes)
This is a powerful and compelling account of the descent into war and its terrible consequences. Dedicated to the victims of the Kosovo conflict, this work is a contemporary example of a mass based on the 15th-century French song “L'homme armé.” Set within the framework of the Latin mass, The Armed Man is a major choral work which uses both sacred and secular texts.