Ola Gjeilo: Ubi Caritas. Ola Gjeilo was born in , in Sandvika, Norway. From an early age he was exposed to a range of different genres of. 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. UBI CARITAS. SATB Chorus a cappella. Music by. Ola Gjeilo celebrating years of timeless choral music. OM WALTON. WALTON. MUSIC walton

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His use of improvisation, jazz and classical conventions amalgamate to create some truly stunning pieces of music. In the last two bars, the bass and soprano land on the tonic and dominant of F minor.

Roll Up Roll Up! Gjeilo cleverly changes meter twice before completing the work, to prolong the tension in the final cadence. Exultemus, et in ipso iucundemur. This should be the benchmark of all that we composers are looking uni. Musical Individualism Joan Tower: I felt a lot less creative doubt, and I just began to enjoy composing in a new way.


Ubi Caritas with Piano Improvisation | Ola Gjeilo

Gjeilo czritas learned music by ear, but did learn how to read music from age 7. It made me happier. What’s on your mind? However, instead of the voices being in unison here, they are in full SATB harmony, which is absolutely glorious.

Ubi Caritas | Ola Gjeilo

What are others expecting from me? After deciding that a career as a composer Read more…. Your email address will not be published. The opening chant is then presented again, but this time with all SATB in unison. The Best of Brass Alexander Arutunian: Timeamus, et amemus Deum vivum. The opening chant is then concluded by the soprano and alto lines coming together, solidifying the F minor key. It is so important in music.

Differently, the alto and tenor provide the concluding delayed resolution, with them eventually landing on the third and dominant of the Gjello minor chord. Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor. The middle section begins following a neat modulation to A major.

Gjeilo began playing piano, and gravitated towards jazz improvisation. I started to write more music that reflected what I listen to.


The text that is at the centre of the work can be seen below: Image Source Recommended Recording: Similar to the opening section, the soprano voice carries the initial melodic line.

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His keen ear enabled him to be experimental in his compositional style from a young age. We get caught up in these things and distracted from the core question — what is it that I really love? Is it too pretty? Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Whilst the alto voice sustains an F tonicthe tenor and bass voices descend in step-wise motion, with the soprano voices ascending in the same manner.

When Tower was nine, her family moved to Bolivia, which she describes as an integral part of Read more…. So, this is gjeiko principle I work with now.