The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Karl Jenkins compelling anti-war work charts the descent into and the consequences of war and the hope for peace. Written to commemorate the new millennium and dedicated to victims of the Kosovo War, this large-scale work is based on texts drawn from a diverse array of cultural and religious sources. A journey of ominous marches, haunting chants and riotous cries is interspersed with gentle moments of reflection, ending on a blissful note of hope. The world's most performed work by a living composer, The Armed Man is emotional yet thought-provoking.