CECILIE ORE: Glacier Song

kr 400

For String Quartet.

Score and parts.


Morning Mist is from Cecilie Ores Water-Trilogy togehter with Water Works og Glacier Song.

Program Note:

Glacier Song is composet as a tribute to the Jostedal Glacier in Western Norway. Its slowly moving masses of ice and its cold, crystalline crispness have been my main inspiration. During ‘the little ice age’ in Europe (1550 – 1850) the climate was so harsh that waterways froze every year and glaciers grew and expanded. This is echoed in Cold Song from the opera King Arthur by P/D where Cupid awakens the spirit of winter: “The Cold Genius’. Fragments from the Cold Song appear in Glacier Song as flashbacks from this colder period and serve as a reminder of how the climate has been and always will be changing.

Cecilie Ore

Excerpt from the score:

About the composer:

Cecilie Ore (1954) started out studying piano at the Norwegian Academy of Music and in Paris (1974-81), before she turned to composition studies at the Institute of Sonology in Utrecht and with Ton de Leeuw at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam (1981-86).

The tetralogies Codex Temporis and Tempora Mutantur and the orchestral piece Nunc et Nunc are among her most important instrumental works from the 80’s and 90’s. Since year 2000 she has worked on text-based projects with an increasingly critical glance on society. The stage work A. – a shadow opera, Schwirren for vocal ensemble, the chamber opera Dead Beat Escapement, Come to the Edge! for choir and the political stand-up romance Who do you think you are? all exemplify this. The themes range from death penalty to freedom of speech.

Cecilie Ore has won both national and international prizes for her work. She has been performed and commissioned by major orchestra, ensembles and choirs as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Mordern, BBC Singers, and the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet.

Her chamber opera: Adam & Eve – a Divine Comedy was premiered at the Bergen International Festival in 2015.

Cecilie Ore’s webpage

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 29.7 × 21 × 0.5 cm