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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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.
Ola Gjeilo ‘Ubi Caritas’: Let Us Rejoice!
I started to write more music that reflected what I listen to. 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 Gjeklo Thursday. Blogs Choral Ola Gjeilo: Your email address will not be published.
Gjeilo began playing piano, and gravitated towards jazz improvisation. However, instead of the voices being in unison here, they are in full SATB harmony, which is absolutely glorious. 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….
Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor.
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. Differently, the alto and tenor provide the concluding delayed resolution, with them eventually landing on the third and dominant of the F minor chord. Is it too pretty? This should be the benchmark of all that we composers are looking for.
Ubi Caritas with Piano Improvisation | Ola Gjeilo
His use of improvisation, jazz uubi classical conventions amalgamate to create some truly stunning pieces of music. The opening chant is then concluded by the soprano and alto lines coming together, solidifying the F minor key.
Exultemus, et in ipso iucundemur. Gjeilo mainly learned music by ear, but did learn how to read music from age 7. His keen ear enabled him to be experimental in his compositional style from a young age.
Is it too cerebral? It made me happier. In the last two bars, the bass and soprano land on the tonic and dominant of F minor. We get caught up in these things and distracted from the core question — what is it that I really love?
Is my music modern enough? Gjeilo cleverly changes meter twice before completing the work, to prolong the tension in the final cadence. When Tower was nine, her family moved to Bolivia, which she describes as an integral part of Read more….
Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero. Image Source Recommended Recording: The Best of Brass Alexander Arutunian: What carias my teacher want me to do? Gjeilo creates a more jubilant atmosphere here, which can be heard through luscious harmony, accelerating tempos, and ever-expressive dynamics.
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. Musical Individualism Joan Tower: Leave a Reply Cancel reply. The text that is at the centre of the work can be seen below:.
The text that is at the centre caritax the work can be seen below: So, this is the principle I work with now. The middle section begins following a neat modulation to A major.