ANDRÉ BRATTEN/OLE-HENRIK MOE: NEW WORK (WP)
ARVO PÄRT: TE DEUM
OSLO DOMKOR AND ENSEMBLE ALLEGRIA
New work by André Bratten and Ole-Henrik Moe, and Arvo Pärt at Ultima’s closing concert
André Bratten has attracted considerable attention both in Norway and abroad for his elegant music, which lies somewhere between space disco and micro house. His debut album from 2013 received critical acclaim for its pure, well-rounded sounds and melodic synth lines. Bratten has a passion for contemporary music, and cites Giacinto Scelsi as his prime source of inspiration. Now, in collaboration with composer Ole-Henrik Moe, he has taken on the task of writing the music for Ultima’s closing concert.
The sustained, simple and meditative qualities of Arvo Pärt’s mystical, minimalist masterpiece Te Deum mark Pärt’s distinctiveness as a composer. The work is written for choir, strings, piano and wind harp. Te Deum, also known as the Ambrosian Hymn, is one of Christianity’s oldest and best-known hymns.
Performed by Oslo Domkor and Ensemble Allegria.