Music and the Spoken Word broadcast with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.
1. America, The Dream Goes On
2. The Mansions of the Lord
3. Prelude on “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” (Organ Solo)
4. Blades of Grass and Pure White Stones
5. Honoring Our Heroes (Spoken Word)
6. Hymn to the Fallen
7. Battle Hymn of the Republic
University of Utah Chamber Choir, under the direction of Dr. Barlow Bradford performing Gjeilo’s”Northern Lights” on their 2013 Spring Concert in the Libby Gardner Concert Hall.
Ola Gjeilo was born on May 5, 1978, to Inge and Anne-May Gjeilo, and grew up in Skui, Norway. He began playing piano and composing when he was five years old and learned to read music when he was seven years old. Gjeilo studied classical composition with Wolfgang Plagge. In his undergraduate career, Gjeilo studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music (1999–2001), transferred to the Juilliard School (2001), and studied at the Royal College of Music, London (2002–2004) to receive a bachelor’s degree in composition. He continued his education at Juilliard (2004–2006) where he received his master’s degree in 2006, also in composition. From 2009–2010, Gjeilo was composer-in-residence for Phoenix Chorale.