Happy birthday, Ola

It’s the birthday of pianist and composer Ola Gjeilo, born in Norway in 1978. He earned his bachelor’s degree in composition from the Royal Academy of Music in London and his master’s in composition from the Juilliard School. Here is “The Ground” from Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass, sung by the Central Washington University Chamber Choir with the composer at the piano.

4 Responses to Happy birthday, Ola

  1. Lovely. —- Suzanne

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  2. egorr says:

    A beautiful piece, BoB.

    The enunciation was not clear – maybe it’s my (now bad) hearing…

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  3. Beautiful. Thank you.

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  4. Gjeilo is new to me.  So glad U found him.  It’s always a joy to hear well-crafted contemporary music composed to be moving when heard rather than “clever” when seen on a page.

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