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The Friday OT: Karl Jenkins; Alegretto from Palladio

I got turned onto this by reader PK a while ago, very catchy modern piece:

Consider this sub-four minute piece of musical beauty a gateway drug; if you're curious about classical but not normally into scrape'n'blow music the above is a work you should try out for size.

The biog of Karl Jenkins is interesting stuff too, I knew precious little about the guy until late last year but thanks to Spotify I'm getting into his work quickly. Recommendations for those of you who'd like more include the full length piece 'Palladio' (which includes the above). 'Sarikiz' (concerto for violin and orchestra), 'La Folia' (concerto for marimba and strings, which for what it's worth is coming out of my speakers as I write these words) or his album 'Quirk', as well as his better known works such as 'Adiemus' or 'The Armed Man'.