Gloria in Excelsis Deo – the song of the angels announcing Christ’s birth – given here in a powerful version, simple and beautiful, for choir and saxophone by Norwegian composer Frøy Aagre. At times deeply meditative, at times sparkling with energy, this is a Gloria with roots in both the classical and jazz traditions. Frøy Aagre and the choir Schola Cantorum with their conductor Tone Bianca Sparre Dahl are all artists who make a point of trying to communicate directly with an audience. In this audio production from 2L, the listener seems to be among the players. This makes for a very special listening experience – you are captivated by the music’s vitality and calm in Uranienborg Church, and by Frøy Aagre’s expressive saxophone that provides the linear storytelling impetus to the music.
Frøy Aagre & Schola Cantorum, conducted by Tone Bianca Sparre Dahl. Recorded at the Uranienborg Church by Lindberg Lyd AS, March/June 2014.
Recording producer: Morten Lindberg
Recording technician: Beatrice JohannessenRecord company: 2L
Format: Digital single release
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