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Offline Christo

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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2019
« Reply #80 on: December 30, 2019, 03:21:36 AM »
Another composer I encountered this year and enjoyed a lot but many don't is Ola Gjeilo.  My quartet was booked by a local choir to play for his "Luminous Night of the Soul" and it was a joy to do.  For sure not "challenging" music but a genuine balm to the senses and rewarding to play and perform.  And that's really all I want as a performer.  Here's a link of an American performance for those who don't know it....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OaRZrdoTQ0
Totally agree about Ola Gjeilo, he's of course the main course on our choir's menu [zero budget, just us] with Christmas, this time his Ubi Caritas I & III (Sacred Heart) and Ecce Novum:

  <a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/kIZuL8B9wOo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/kIZuL8B9wOo</a> Ola Gjeilo, Ecce Novum ;)

A discussion about music soon turned into a discussion on English (the language, and words...)  :P

Apologies dear Springrite, yet I don't get your point exactly, apparently a matter of English again (my fourth language, never get used to it).  ???
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