Winter Songs

Winter Songs

Ola Gjeilo

Editor's Choice

Here’s a Christmas album with a difference. Ola Gjeilo, the Norwegian composer who now lives in the US, has created an album in which his fresh, melodic style glistens in choral writing that flows like a bright mountain stream. Familiar Christmas carols weave their way in and out of the music, reimagined for a new century. His harmonic language fleshes out into rich colours against a simple background - perhaps shown off to better effect in choral writing here than in his solo piano pieces - and the Choir of Royal Holloway perform it with tremendous affection and suave, unfailing clarity. read more

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