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Ola Gjeilo

Ola Gjeilo

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General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 7:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00; (digital) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00; (digital) - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Egg Shaker
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone

Chorus (optional)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Meridian comes very much out of the composer's love for ostinato, or groove-based, music. Other diverse influences include the world music-infused jazz of Keith Jarrett and Jan Garbarek, as well as the symphonies of Shostakovich. This exciting and creative work is written with a consistent rhythmic drive throughout, and features a prominent role for piano.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Morningside University (Sioux City, Ia.) Wind Ensemble (Martin I. Gaines, conductor) - 2 April 2023
  • Blinn College (Round Top, Tx.) (Sarah Burke, conductor) - 16 December 2022
  • Nebraska Wind Symphony (Omaha) (Joshua Kearney, conductor) - 24 October 2021
  • Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, Mo.) Wind Symphony (John Bell, conductor) - 14 October 2021
  • Hays High School (San Antonio, Tx.) Wind Ensemble (John Raushuber, conductor) - 17 May 2021
  • Texas A&M University (College Station) Symphonic Winds (Russell Tipton, conductor) – 18 October 2020
  • Kent State University (Ohio) All-Star Blue Band (Kate Ferguson, conductor) – 11 January 2020
  • University of Kentucky (Lexington) Wind Symphony and Choristers (Kaitlin Bove, conductor; Jacob Coleman, piano) – 5 March 2019
  • University of Texas (Austin) Wind Symphony (Scott Hanna, conductor) – 20 February 2019
  • Concordia University (Chicago, Ill.) Wind Symphony (Richard Fischer, conductor) – 2 November 2018
  • Baylor University (Waco, Tx.) Wind Ensemble) (J. Eric Wilson, conductor) – 21 April 2018
  • Pittsburg (Kan.) State University Wind Ensemble (Andrew Chybowski, conductor) – 12 April 2018
  • University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) Wind Ensemble (Stephen Caldwell, conductor; Ola Gjeilo, piano) – 16 November 2015
  • Keene (N.H.) State College Concert Band (James Chesebrough, conductor) – 23 April 2015
  • Emory University (Atlanta, Ga.) Wind Ensemble and University Chorus (Scott Stewart, conductor) – 26 October 2012

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Ubi Caritas (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Kotovsky) (2007/2016/2020)

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