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A Selection of Choral Works by Ola Gjeilo for SATB Choir: Composition, Interpretation, and Recording of The Phoenix Chorale's Northern Lights: Choral Music by Ola Gjeilo

Abstract Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978) is highly regarded as an accomplished and prolific composer of choral music. His creative output includes works for chorus, solo piano, and wind symphony. His unique style infuses elements of cinematic music, jazz and improvisation, with particularly intriguing selections of text. This study examines the factors that influence Gjeilo's compositional techniques, and the musical interpretations of conductor Charles Bruffy in his preparation for The Phoenix Chorale's recording Northern Lights: Choral Works by Ola Gjeilo. The eleven works discussed in this study are: The Ground, Evening Prayer, Ubi caritas, Prelude, Northern Lights, The Spheres, Tota pulchra es, Serenity, Phoenix (Agnus Dei), Unic... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Garrison, Ryan Derrick (Author) / Reber, William (Advisor) / Saucier, Catherine (Committee member) / Rockmaker, Jody (Committee member) / Doan, Jerry (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 139 pages
Language English
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Note D.M.A. Music 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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