Karl Jenkins and the Adiemus singers led by vocalist Mariam Stockley are known for original vocal arrangements that are vaguely liturgical and feature movie soundtrack-like string arrangements. Jenkins explores different cultures and musical periods on this album. There is a bolero and a square dance, an alpine folk dance, and dance styles from the 16th and 17th centuries. Notes for each track point out the historical derivations of each original piece, sometimes with the unique rhythm detailed in a notated example.
AllMusic Review by Tom Schulte