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  • Bjørn Kåre Odde:
  • 1Snilla Patea05:28
  • Martin Ødegaard:
  • 2Trachea13:45
  • Ståle Kleiberg:
  • 3Alt i universet05:39
  • Bjørn Morten Christophersen:
  • 4Oak and Mayfly09:05
  • Karin Rehnqvist:
  • 5When I close my eyes I dream of peace: I. Just in English04:04
  • 6When I close my eyes I dream of peace: II. In twelve tongues04:58
  • Frøy Aagre:
  • 7Gloria10:47
  • Total Runtime53:46

Info for Trachea

Trachea, the windpipe. A source of transformation where the breath of a human being can be refined into the most beautiful, powerful, tender art. The voice is humankind’s primeval instrument, plumbing the greatest depths of our emotional register. Schola Cantorum takes us through six unique musical landscapes that share something fundamental: This is music that celebrates the physical and spiritual, thinking and feeling human being — and at the same time poses a challenge. Who are we?

Bjørn Kåre Odde: Snilla Patea Martin Ødegaard: Trachea Ståle Kleiberg: Alt i universet Bjørn Morten Christophersen: Oak and Mayfly Karin Rehnqvist: When I close my eyes, I dream of peace Frøy Aagre: Gloria

"I love the choir — this instrument which is so unpredictable, so personal. Each member sings with his or her own voice, communicating their own personal story, and my objective is to collect it all, unify and purify it, and hopefully make the Eros, the profound and inherent love, shine brightly by way of the instrument. Whether the music is complex or simple, the objective remains equal: to cultivate an energy and a timbre which merge with the composition, elevating it to something larger than the sum of all its individual elements. It is during this encounter, where each individual forms part of something larger than themselves, that musical magic arises. This is what I seek. Those moments when the eyes of both the performers and our audience glow. This is the moment I know that we have succeeded." — Tone Bianca Sparre Dahl, conductor

Ever since Schola Cantorum was founded by composer Knut Nystedt in 1964, the chamber choir of the Department of Musicology at the University of Oslo has had as its prime goal to present contemporary choral works with a particular emphasis on Norwegian and Nordic composers.

Schola Cantorum
Tone Bianca Sparre Dahl, conductor
Bjørn Kåre Odde, fiddle
Frøy Aagre, soprano saxophone
Marie Solum Gran, horn
Niklas Sebastian Grenvik, horn
Daniel Weiseth Kjellesvik, horn
Julius Pranevicius, horn

Throughout its existence the chamber choir Schola Cantorum has had high ambitions. The choir has built up an international reputation and has made it a trademark to include newly written music in its programmes. This is thanks to the work of Knut Nystedt (1915–), organist, composer and conductor, who returned to Norway in 1964 after studying in the USA and started a choir at the music department of the University of Oslo. The choir continues to recruit members from the department of music, as well as from the Norwegian Academy of Music in more recent years.

Tone Bianca Sparre Dahl
trained as a singer and pianist and specialized in the Kodaly method in Hungary before taking her diploma exam in choral conducting at the Norwegian Academy of Music. She has directed Schola Cantorum since 2002.

Booklet for Trachea

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