OLA GJEILO

OLA GJEILO

Tenebrae
Voces 8
Chamber Orchestra of London
Ola Gjeilo a.o.
Int. Release 01 Apr. 2016
1CD / Download
0289 478 8689 1


Track List

Ola Gjeilo (1978 - )
Voces8, Ola Gjeilo

Tenebrae, The Chamber Orchestra Of London

Tenebrae, Ola Gjeilo, The Chamber Orchestra Of London

Tenebrae

Ola Gjeilo, Thomas Gould, Ciaran McCabe, Jon Thorne, Matthew Sharp

Voces8

Tenebrae, Ola Gjeilo, Kristian Kvalvaag, Thomas Gould, Ciaran McCabe, Jon Thorne, Matthew Sharp

Tenebrae, Matthew Sharp, Kristian Kvalvaag

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Tenebrae, Ola Gjeilo, Thomas Gould, Ciaran McCabe, Jon Thorne, Matthew Sharp

Ola Gjeilo, Thomas Gould, Ciaran McCabe, Jon Thorne, Matthew Sharp

Voces8, Ben Hancox, Hannah Dawson, Simone Van Der Giessen, Matthew Sharp

Total Playing Time: 47:32

. . . [a] stunning new Norwegian choral work that might be the next big thing in classical music . . . Ola Gjeilo draws on influences from Norwegian culture to create modern choral music of exquisite beauty. Radiant vocal textures are backed by shimmering strings and a hypnotic piano, performed by Gjeilo himself.

. . . Gjeilo enjoys the attention here of two world-class ensembles -- Tenebrae and Voces8, whose flawless singing will impress all listeners . . .

Two of the best choirs on the planet, teamed with one of Norway's brightest young talents: it almost sounds too good to be true, but delivers even beyond expectation . . . the highlights of the set are sections from larger works: "The Ground" from Gjeilo's "Sunrise Mass" and "The Crossing" from "Dreamweaver". A perfect introduction to an emerging major talent, flawlessly sung and recorded.

. . . it is a very satisfying experience . . . the music is exceptionally engaging and non-threatening while at the same time alluring and enticing in a very subtle manner . . . The performers are top-notch . . . Nicely done, and well worth considering.

. . . performed by some top-notch singers in the form of Tenebree and Voces 8 . . . a wonderfully detailed and ethereal sound well-suited to the content, especially in the tracks evoking the landscape so familiar to the composer . . . hugely enjoyable.

. . . the young Norwegian composer and friends lure you into his atmospheric soundworld . . .

. . . ["Tundra"]: a perfect snapshot of its Norwegian composer's strongest features: crunchy suspensions, ethereal chord constructions and an almost wordless vocal quality.