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Ola Gjeilo

Ola Gjeilo

The music of Manhattan-based Norwegian composer and pianist Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978) has been performed and recorded in more than 30 countries worldwide in venues such as New York's Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall, Los Angeles' Disney Hall, Philadelphia's Kimmel Center, The Arsht Center in Miami, Washington DC's Kennedy Center and National Gallery, as well as the Copenhagen and Oslo Opera Houses. His music has been featured on PBS and radio stations across the US.

'09-'10 season Composer-in-Residence for the 2008 and 2009 Grammy winning Phoenix Chorale, Gjeilo (pronounced Yay-lo) has been commissioned by several notable artists and organizations, such as Barbara Bonney, Solveig Kringelborn, Philip Brunelle, the Edvard Grieg Society, St. Olaf College, Luther College, Choral Arts Ensemble, Taipei Male Choir, Oslo Church Music Festival, and the ACDA Women's Choir Concortium. His choral music has also been performed by elite choirs such as the Kansas City Chorale, Conspirare, World Youth Choir, VocalEssence, BYU Singers, and the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation's Radiokoren.

Ola's debut piano CD, Stone Rose, featuring his own lyrical pieces in the crossroads between classical, jazz and popular music, was released in 2007 by the multiple Grammy nominated label 2L and is available on amazon.com and iTunes.

After studying for his Bachelor's Degree at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, the Royal College of Music in London and the Juilliard School in New York, he completed his Master's Degree in composition at Juilliard in 2006.

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Ola Gjeilo : A Cappella Compositions : SATB : Sheet Music : Ola Gjeilo

Ola Gjeilo : A Cappella Compositions

Review: The music of Manhattan-based Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978) has been performed and recorded in more than 30 countries worldwide in venues such as New York's Carnegie Hall, Los Angeles' Disney Hall, Philadelphia's Kimmel Centeri, Washington DC's Kennedy Center and National Gallery, as well as the Copenhagen and Oslo Opera Houses. His music has been featured on PBS and radio stations across the US. "The Spheres" - This movement is the beginning of a Mass called Sunrise, and, according to its composer, it is to "be performed with the sense of floating in space." A fine challenge for accomplished high school choirs and beyond! The setting uses the Latin Kyrie Eleison text. "Phoenix" - Written for larger, mature choirs, Gjeilo uses the Latin "Agnus Dei" text as support for this symphonic-sounding choral work. With its beautiful color, intonation and phrasing, it is a great choice for advanced high school, college and beyond. "Northern Lights" - Set to the Latin "Pulchra es amica mea" text from Song of Solomon, this easy-to-prepare composition is a great selection for high school, church and community choirs. With music inspired by the aurora borealis atmospheric lights, this song will render a most impressive performance

Songlist: Tota Pulchura Es, Northern Lights, The Spheres, Phoenix

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8717b | Sheet Music $8.95 | SATB add item to cart Modern Choral Arrangements


Ola Gjeilo : A Cappella Works for Chorus : Mixed 5-8 Parts : Sheet Music : Ola Gjeilo

Ola Gjeilo : A Cappella Works for Chorus

Review: "Unicornis CaptiIvatur" is an exciting, adventurous piece sets an unusual Latin text to music that ranges in style from renaissance dance to shimmering chorales to chant, and in texture from unison to an expansive eight parts. Requiring highly developed musicianship, this work is sure to become a memorable concert highlight. "Sanctus" is atmospheric and intense, featuring contrasts of ethereal melody lines supported by stately, rich harmonies. Unified by a repeated, modulated motif in the "Hosanna" section, this sensual yet spiritual Sanctus from inimitably original Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo promises to be a highlight of an advanced choir's concert or service. While not easy, repetition of rhythmic and harmonic patterns coupled with the familiar Latin make this much more accessible than it appears. Completely rewarding. Inimitably original, Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo's setting of the Latin text to Psalm 126 "Nisi Dominus" exudes a musical intensity similar to Orff's Carmina Burana. Musically and vocally challenging, it offers great rewards to the most accomplished choirs. A stunning work! "Ubi Caritas" - With a sound at once modern and medieval, this remarkable setting of the familiar Latin text starts in unison and evokes plain chant, and gradually unfolds into wider harmonies and more modern harmonic language. Not unduly challenging in terms of vocal range, it's readily accessible to good high school mixed choirs for concerts or festivals at any time.

Songlist: Unicornis CaptiIvatur, Sanctus, Ubi Caritas

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7001b | Sheet Music $7.95 | Mixed 5-8 Parts add item to cart Northern European Choral Arrangements


Ola Gjeilo : Christmas Carols Vol 1 : SSAATTBB : 01 Songbook : Ola Gjeilo : 884088657185 : WW1487

Ola Gjeilo : Christmas Carols Vol 1

Review: Ola Gjeilo is a rising star in modern choral music and has already established a stellar reputation for original and creative work. This collection of his a cappella Christmas arrangements, in two volumes, offers well-known carols in fresh and sophisticated a cappella settings. Volume 1 includes three outstanding arrangements written for choirs with mature ranges and divisi capacity

Songlist: O Come O Come, Emmanuel, In The Bleak Widwinter, God Rest You Merry Gentlemen

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7552b | Songbook $6.95 | SSAATTBB add item to cart Arrangements for 8 Parts


Ola Gjeilo : Christmas Carols Vol 2 : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : Ola Gjeilo : 884088657192 : 08501834

Ola Gjeilo : Christmas Carols Vol 2

Review: Ola Gjeilo is a rising star in modern choral music and has already established a stellar reputation for original and creative work. This is a second collection of his a cappella Christmas arrangements. The superb, fresh setting of "The Holly and the Ivy" will bring out the very best in your choir. Accessible ranges and simple divisi makes this joyous arrangement suitable for high school level and beyond. The familiar melody of "Away in a Manger" is introduced by a soprano solo, sung by either adult or child. The choir joins with smooth, deep textures that set this exquisite arrangement apart. At the same time innocent and sophisticated, it is equally suitable for school or church. Not to be missed in your holiday program.

Songlist: The Holly and the Ivy, Away in a manger, Coventry Carol, The First Nowell

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7667b | Songbook $4.95 | Mixed 5-8 Parts add item to cart Arrangements for 8 Parts


Phoenix Chorale : Northern Lights - Choral Works of Ola Gjeilo : 00 SACD : Charles Bruffy : Ola Gjeilo : CHN5100.2

Phoenix Chorale : Northern Lights - Choral Works of Ola Gjeilo

Review: The Grammy-award-winning Phoenix Chorale explores the magnetic music of New York-based, Norwegian-born composer Ola Gjeilo, Northern Lights contains five world premiere recordings and three choral pieces which were either commissioned, composed, or dedicated to the Phoenix Chorale. When he first heard Gjeilo's Ubi caritas, Charles Bruffy was instantly hooked, finding the music refreshing and magnetic. Bruffy brought Gjeilo's music to the Chorale and its audiences, and the response was immediate. Soon after, Gjeilo was invited to be the Chorale's first Composer-in-Residence. Phoenix, a setting of the Agnus Dei, is dedicated to Charles Bruffy and the Phoenix Chorale in honour of its fiftieth anniversary. When Gjeilo first visited the choir in Arizona, he had never been to the desert before, and the 'quiet beauty and barrenness of the landscape' moved him deeply. He describes Phoenix as 'symphonic in nature... one of those pieces where the text is very much the servant of the music, not the other way around'. In contrast, Northern Lights takes its inspiration from Gjeilo's homeland, Norway, and the 'terrible beauty' of the natural phenomenon that may be observed there. The music reflects the powerful and electric quality of the northern lights, which must have seemed both mesmerising and terrifying to people in the past when no one knew what they were, and superstition prevailed.

Songlist: The Ground , Serenity, Ubi caritas, Northern Lights, Dark Night of the Soul, The Spheres, Tota pulchra es, Prelude, Phoenix, Unicornis captivatur, Evening Prayer

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