℗ 2012 Chandos
 

Northern Lights: Choral Works by Ola Gjeilo

Phoenix Chorale, Charles Bruffy

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1.1
The Ground, "Pleni sunt caeli et terra gloria tua
Ola Gjeilo; Phoenix Chorale; Ola Gjeilo; Harrington String Quartet; Charles Bruffy
3:37
1.2
Serenity, "O magnum mysterium"
Ola Gjeilo; Phoenix Chorale; Emmanuel Lopez; Charles Bruffy
5:13
1.3
Ubi Caritas
Ola Gjeilo; Phoenix Chorale; Charles Bruffy
3:06
1.4
Northern Lights, "Pulchra es, amica mea"
Ola Gjeilo; Phoenix Chorale; Charles Bruffy
4:22
1.5
Dark Night of the Soul
Ola Gjeilo; Alison Chaney; Ola Gjeilo; Harrington String Quartet; Charles Bruffy
12:38
1.6
The Spheres, "Kyrie eleison"
Ola Gjeilo; Phoenix Chorale; Charles Bruffy
4:47
1.7
Tota pulchra es
Ola Gjeilo; Phoenix Chorale; Charles Bruffy
5:27
1.8
Prelude, "Exsultate, jubilate"
Ola Gjeilo; Phoenix Chorale; Charles Bruffy
2:57
1.9
Phoenix, "Agnus Dei"
Ola Gjeilo; Phoenix Chorale; Charles Bruffy
4:16
1.10
Unicornis captivatur
Ola Gjeilo; Phoenix Chorale; Charles Bruffy
6:37
1.11
Evening Prayer
Ola Gjeilo; Phoenix Chorale; Ted Belledin; Ola Gjeilo; Charles Bruffy
5:54
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    58:54
"... the Phoenix Chorale is superb throughout, apparently convinced by the music ... the recording is rich and warm, like the music ... gives plenty of prominence to the accompanying instruments ... beautifully sung and recorded that makes for very easy listening indeed." - International Record Review The critically acclaimed, Arizona-based Phoenix Chorale performs choral works and settings of sacred texts by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo on this recording, the brainchild of conductor Charles Bruffy. Phoenix, a setting of the Agnus Dei, is dedicated to Bruffy and the Chorale in honour of its 50th anniversary and was inspired by Gjeilo's first visit to the desert; the quiet beauty and barrenness of the landscape moving him deeply. He describes Phoenix as "symphonic in nature … one of those pieces where the text is very much the servant of the music, not the other way around."
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recording venue: Camelback Bible Church, Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA; 28 – 30 May 2011 Executive producer: Ralph Couzens Recording producer: Blanton Alspaugh Sound engineers: John Newton and Beyong Joon Hwang Mastering engineer: Mark Donahue Mastering: Jonathan Cooper A & R administrator: Mary McCarthy Front cover: ‘Northern Lights in Flateyri’, photograph © Eyþór Jóvinsson Back cover: Photograph of Phoenix Chorale with Charles Bruffy by Tim Trumble Design and typesetting: Cassidy Rayne Creative Booklet editor: Finn S. Gundersen Publishers: Ola Gjeilo (Evening Prayer), Walton Music Corp. (all other works)

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