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Oslo Vocalis: Prelude – Oslo Vocalis

EDVARD GRIEG: Ved Rondane · FRANK HAVRØY: O Magnum Mysterium · GABRIEL FAURÉ: Mess Basse · GEIRR TVEITT: Velkomne med Æra · GUSTAV HOLST: Ave Maria · GYÖRGY ORBÁN: Lauda Sion · JAVIER BUSTO: The Lord is my Shepherd · OLA GEILO: Ubimore… caritas · Prelude · PAVEL CHESNOKOV: Dostóyno yest · SANDRA MILLIKEN: Fanfare of Praise · TERJE NORUM: Brudemarsj fra Moss

Oslo Vocalis · Vigdis Oftung, conductor

A great selection of both well-known repertoire from Holst, Fauré and Grieg and also new classics from composers including Sandra Milliken and Ola Gjeilo.

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Fresh voices from the North

‘Prelude’ is a beautiful release from the Norwegian female choir Oslo Vocalis, presenting a great selection of both well-known repertoire from Holst, Fauré and Grieg and also new classics from composers including Sandra Milliken and Ola Gjeilo. ‘Ave Maria’ is a lyrical piece by the young Gustav Holst. Graceful is also Fauré’s ‘Messe basse’ (short mass) for female choir and organ. Grieg’s ‘Ved Rondane’ is something of a Norwegian national icon, and Geir Tveitt’s ‘Velkomne med Æra’ is among his best known works.

The title track of the album is written by New York based composer Ola Gjeilo. Another Norwegian is Frank Havrøy, whose ‘O Magnum Mysterium’ will be a welcome discovery for listeners. Australian composer and choral conductor Sandra Milliken’s ‘Fanfare of Praise’ also receives a great performance by Oslo Vocalis on this recording.

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‘Prelude’ is a beautiful release from the Norwegian female choir Oslo Vocalis, presenting a great selection of both well-known repertoire from Holst, Fauré and Grieg and also new classics from composers including Sandra Milliken and Ola Gjeilo.

Classics

‘Ave Maria’ is a lyrical piece by the young Gustav Holst, in fact it was the first work he ever published. Graceful is also Fauré’s ‘Messe basse’ (short mass) for female choir and organ, written in 1881. Grieg’s ‘Ved Rondane’ is something of a Norwegian national icon, and Geir Tveitt’s ‘Velkomne med Æra’ – this time arranged by Linn Andrea Fuglset from Trio Mediaeval – is among his best known works.

New classics

The title track of the album is written by New York based composer Ola Gjeilo, who also opens the disc with the gregorian chant inspired ‘Ubi Caritas’, his first piece for choir. Another Norwegian is Frank Havrøy, whose ‘O Magnum Mysterium’ will be a welcome discovery for listeners. Australian composer and choral conductor Sandra Milliken is very active in the field, and her ‘Fanfare of Praise’ also receives a great performance of Oslo Vocalis on this recording.

Oslo Vocalis

Formed in 1988, Oslo Vocalis is 25 female singers with had great success in both national and international choir competitions, including Arezzo, Sligo and Athens. They do concerts all over Europe in repertoire ranging from jazz, evergreens, folk music and church music.

Edvard Grieg |Frank Havrøy |Gabriel Fauré |Geirr Tveitt |Gustav Holst |György Orbán |Javier Busto |Ola Geilo |Oslo Vocalis |Pavel Chesnokov |Sandra Milliken |Sean Lewis |Terje Norum |Vigdis Oftung

Release date: 14.11.2014

EAN : 7033662090686

Cat.No.: PPC9068

Priskategori : CD