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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Gjeilo creates a more jubilant atmosphere here, which can be heard through luscious harmony, accelerating tempos, and ever-expressive dynamics.
Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor. Similar to the opening section, the soprano voice carries the initial melodic line. Gjeilo mainly learned music by ear, but did learn how to read music from age 7.
Exultemus, et in ipso iucundemur. The opening chant is then presented again, but this time with all SATB in unison.
Ola Gjeilo ‘Ubi Caritas’: Let Us Rejoice!
Gjeilo cleverly changes meter twice before completing the work, to prolong the tension in the final cadence. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Is it too cerebral? It made me happier. Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero. The opening chant is then concluded by the soprano and alto lines coming together, solidifying the F minor key.
Musical Individualism Joan Tower: I started to write more music that reflected what I listen to. Gjeilo began playing piano, and gravitated towards jazz improvisation. The middle section begins following a neat modulation to A major. When Tower was nine, her family moved to Bolivia, which she describes as an integral part of Read more….
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. Image Source Recommended Recording: His use of improvisation, jazz and classical conventions amalgamate to create some truly stunning pieces of music.
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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 choral music. This should be the benchmark of all that we composers are looking for. Is it too pretty? 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. The Best of Brass Alexander Arutunian: We get caught up in these things and distracted from the core question — what is it that I really love?
The text that is at the centre of the work can be seen below: Roll Up Roll Up! The text, which is related to the Eucharist, is widely known as the antiphon for the first communion, and the washing of the feet from the Mass for Maundy Thursday. Is my music modern enough?
Ubi Caritas | Ola Gjeilo
Blogs Choral Ola Gjeilo: The text that is at the centre of the work can be seen below:. I felt a lot less creative doubt, and I just began to enjoy composing in a new way. After deciding that a career as a composer Read more…. In the last two bars, the bass and soprano land on the tonic and dominant of F minor. What does my teacher want me to do?
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Differently, the alto and tenor provide the concluding delayed resolution, with them eventually landing on the third and dominant of the F minor chord. His keen ear enabled him to be experimental in his compositional style from a young age.
Timeamus, et amemus Deum vivum. It is so important in music. What are others expecting from me? So, this is the principle I work with now. However, instead of the voices being in unison here, they are in full SATB harmony, which is absolutely glorious. What’s on your mind?