TERRA NOVA/MEDITATUS – music for choir

In 2004 Jan Gunnar Hoff received the prestigious Edvard-Prize for his jazz mass Meditatus, later recorded in Rainbow studio with Bodø Domkor and Jan Gunnar Hoff Group and released on Grappa label in 2007. Meditatus has been performed and recorded by choirs from a.o. Riga, check video below. In 2014 Hoff wrote the composition Terra Nova for choir and jazz group and in 2017 released the album Terra Nova with the world renown mezzo soprano Marianne Beate Kielland. Hoff has continued to work in “cross over”- settings with classical musicans, church choirs and similar. In 2019 he performed Terra Nova- concerts in Istanbul with cellist Sedef Ercetin and in his home town with the local youth choir. The choir works Meditatus and Terra Nova are growing in popularity and are performed by choirs and artists from Norway and in Europe and US. In 2020 the Australian world music group Elysian Fields released a version of Meditatus:

  1. City Z (2018) Jan Gunnar Hoff Group feat Mike Stern 4:23
  2. Some Day (2018) Jan Gunnar Hoff Group feat Mike Stern 6:33
  3. Common Ground (2018) Jan Gunnar Hoff Group feat Mike Stern 7:39
  4. Living (Losen records 2014) Hoff, Mazur, Henriksen, Jormin 6:54
  5. FLY NORTH (Losen 2013) Hoff - Jormin - Mazur - Henriksen
  6. Beginning Hoff Ensemble: Jan Gunnar Hoff, Audun Kleive & Anders Jormin 3:14