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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Ubi Caritas with Piano Improvisation | Ola Gjeilo

The Best of Brass Alexander Arutunian: Similar to the opening section, the soprano voice carries the initial melodic line. What are others expecting from me? A modulation to B major is heard at the end of this middle section, which comes when the choir are singing the final line of text.

Musical Individualism Joan Tower: The opening chant is then concluded by the soprano and alto lines coming together, solidifying the F minor key. The text that is at the centre of the work can be seen below:. Gjeilo began playing piano, and gravitated towards jazz improvisation.

Gjeilo cleverly changes meter twice before completing the work, to prolong the tension in the final cadence. His use of improvisation, jazz and classical conventions amalgamate to create some truly stunning pieces of music. However, bjeilo of the voices being in unison here, they are in full SATB harmony, which is absolutely glorious.


I started to write more music that reflected what I listen to. Differently, the alto and tenor provide the concluding caritax resolution, with them eventually landing on the third and dominant of the F minor chord. After deciding that a career as a composer Read more…. What does my teacher want me to do? Timeamus, et amemus Deum vivum. Is it too cerebral?

What’s on your mind? Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Gjeilo creates a more jubilant atmosphere here, which can be heard through luscious harmony, accelerating tempos, and ever-expressive dynamics.

In the last two bars, the bass and soprano land on the tonic and dominant of F minor. Roll Up Roll Up! Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero.

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Exultemus, et in ipso iucundemur. The text that is at the centre of the work can be seen below: Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor. Is my music modern enough? So, this is the principle I work with now. Is it too pretty? It made me happier. The opening chant is then presented again, but gjeeilo time with all SATB in unison.

The middle section begins following a neat modulation to A major. We get caught up in these things and distracted from the core question — what is it that I really love? This should be the benchmark of all that we composers are looking for. His cairtas ear enabled him to be experimental in his compositional style from a young age.


Ola Gjeilo ‘Ubi Caritas’: Let Us Rejoice!

It is so important in music. Your email address will not be published. The text, which is related to the Eucharist, is widely known as the antiphon for the first communion, gjjeilo the washing of the feet from the Mass for Maundy Thursday.

Blogs Choral Ola Gjeilo: From an early age he was exposed to a range of different genres of music, but he took a special liking to both jazz and classical carias music. I felt a lot less creative doubt, and I just began to enjoy composing in a new way.

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 Ibi, which she describes as an integral part of Read more….

Image Source Recommended Recording: Gjeilo mainly learned music by ear, but did learn how to read music from age 7.

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