Ola Gjeilo: Northern Lights reviews verified by reevoo
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Scores 9.3 out of 10based on 14 reviews
10 out of 10
Gaudete Choir, Edinburgh
It is a sublime piece of music and not too difficult to learn.
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18 January 2016
06 February 2016
9 out of 10
It's difficult to choose a favourite section. Gjielo's style involves layering and tonal saturation, but any complexities are managed in a way that makes them pretty easy to manage. My not brilliant choir almost succeeded in sight reading this.
I don't think that there are any bad points as such
30 December 2015
27 January 2016
8 out of 10
Berg en Dal Netherlands
Good music, highly appreciated by the public. Good print and good explanation.
11 pages without staples is a bit clumsy
04 March 2014
26 July 2014
A very atmospheric piece which achieves richness of texture and mood through fairly simple, open 4 part writing with little divisi.
Altos have a main role with chant-like text accompanied by some beautiful repetitive harmonies from the other parts. My choir loves singing this. Anonymous
- (St. Albans, United Kingdom)
his is a very atmospheric piece - but not over taxing.
Have also sung his Ubi Caritas. Worth getting if you haven't already done so. Anonymous
- (Buntingford, United Kingdom)
Having sung two of Mr Gjeilo's other pieces ("Ubi Caritas" and "Serenity"), which were universally loved by singers and audiences alike, I thought I'd give this piece a try. It didn't disappoint. It is a very effective acappella piece, which is not especially difficult to sing. Note, however, that while this is listed as "SATB", there is a very short passage that has divisi alto and tenor parts. Anonymous
- (United Kingdom)