Ola Gjeilo - Voices, Piano, Strings | Decca 4788689

Ola Gjeilo - Voices, Piano, Strings

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Label: Decca

Cat No: 4788689

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 1st April 2016

Contents

Artists

Ola Gjeilo (piano)
Tenebrae
Voces 8
Chamber Orchestra of London
Kristian Kvalvaag (guitar)
Thomas Gould (violin)
Ciaran McCabe (violin)
Ben Hancox (violin)
Hannah Dawson (violin)
Jon Thorne (viola)
Simone van der Giessen (viola)
Matthew Sharp (cello)

Works

Gjeilo, Ola

Northern Lights
Reflections
Sacred Heart
Sanctus: London
Serenity 'O Magnum Mysterium'
The Crossing
The Ground
The Lake Isle
The Spheres
Tundra
Ubi Caritas

Artists

Ola Gjeilo (piano)
Tenebrae
Voces 8
Chamber Orchestra of London
Kristian Kvalvaag (guitar)
Thomas Gould (violin)
Ciaran McCabe (violin)
Ben Hancox (violin)
Hannah Dawson (violin)
Jon Thorne (viola)
Simone van der Giessen (viola)
Matthew Sharp (cello)

About

A rising composer’s debut release on a major label, Gjeilo’s album on Decca is an important release of heavenly, bewitching, eternal new choral music for our time. Ethereal yet tangible, this is music with wide appeal; music of purity and beauty; music at once restful and uplifting.

Composer Ola Gjeilo draws on influences from his Nordic background to conjure modern choral music of exceptional beauty.

Radiant vocal textures are enhanced by transcendental instrumental additions; a twinkling piano performed by Ola himself; captivating, exquisite strings; and bewitching acoustic guitar.

Ethereal yet tangible, this is music with wide appeal; music of purity and beauty; music at once restful and uplifting.

Gjeilo – pronounced “Yay-lo” – has evolved a musical style which is at once contemporary and familiar. His concentrated harmonies and rich textures combined with graceful, engaging melody, contain echoes of Morten Lauridsen, Eric Whitacre, and the best luscious film score.

Influenced by improvisers, along with composers such as John Adams, Desplat, Newman, Marinelli, Williams, Elgar, Vaughan-Williams and Tavener, Ola describes his music as “a lyrical mix of improvisation and classical”, and others often describe it as “cinematic… evocative, lush, story-telling…”.

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