Win a copy of Stabat Mater, the major new work from Karl Jenkins

Classical music competition

4 March 2008

EMI Classics have recorded a major new work by Karl Jenkins, the Stabat Mater, and to celebrate we are giving you the opportunity to win your very own copy!

The work will be released to coincide with the world premiere performance on Saturday 15 March 2008 in Liverpool Cathedral, performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, the EMO Choir of Helsinki, soloists Belinda Sykes and Jurgita Adamonyte and conducted by the composer himself.

The Stabat Mater is a powerful hymn dating from the 13th century that meditates on the suffering of Mary during Christ's crucifixion. The traditional Latin text, believed to have been written by Jacopone da Todi (1228?–1306) has been used extensively in Church liturgy since the 14th century and has been set to music by over 400 composers ranging from Josquin de Pré, Palestrina, Scarlatti, Vivaldi and Pergolesi to Haydn, Boccherini, Schubert, Rossini and Verdi to Szymanowski, Poulenc, Penderecki and Pärt.

Karl Jenkins has composed some of the best-loved and most successful music of recent years. Today he is probably best known for his 'classical' work. Adiemus combined a classical base with ethnic vocal sounds, ethnic percussion and an invented language and earned 17 platinum or gold album awards. Requiem received instant chart success and has become a favourite with choirs around the world. His recent commissions include works for the Royal Ballet, Bryn Terfel, Lesley Garrett and Evelyn Glennie.

For more information on Karl Jenkins visit and see also EMI Classics' site here. A video about this new release can be seen on our blog.


For your chance to win a copy of Stabat Mater simply answer the following question:


From which century does the Stabat Mater date?

a) 15th

b) 14th

c) 13th


Send your answer, name and address to by 12pm on Tuesday 25 March 2008.


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