In this Musical Moment, VocalEssence artistic director and founder Philip Brunelle shares insider information and beautiful music by the composer Frode Fjellheim.
Norwegian composer Frode Fjellheim is best known for his band Transjoik and for being the composer of the opening theme of the Disney movie “Frozen.” Fjellheim was educated as a classical piano teacher but has developed his own style as a performer and composer, combining elements from the traditional Sámi tradition with elements from classical music, jazz, pop, and rock. He has released several albums both as a solo artist, with his band Transjoik, and through various collaborations. He holds a professorship in music at Nord University and has written “Yoik for choirs” and a textbook on music rooted in yoik.
Suggested Choral Works:
- Dona Nobis Pacem (Boosey and Hawkes 48024233)
- Sacred (SSAA) (Boosey and Hawkes 48024236)
- Njoktje (SSAA) (Boosey and Hawkes 48024234)