…the New York premiere of Jeremy Gill’s Ode: A Dramatic Cantata came in with a cacophonic density, taking its inspiration from several poetic texts…the fiery cello opening [of Dithyramb] was particularly exciting, performed by Gabriel Cabezas with hearty aggressiveness.
– Seen and Heard International, 17 December 2013
Wednesday evening’s program of new chamber cantatas by Jeremy Gill and Shulamit Ran…was both sonically seductive and thought-provoking as it explored the fluid border between the lyric and the dramatic. In Mr. Gill’s “Ode: A Dramatic Cantata,” [Lucy] Shelton drew on expressive modes from dramatic spoken recitation to ringing fortes and softly floated high notes. The piece sets Greek texts…to a vividly colored instrumental score for piano, cello and flute.
– The New York Times, 10 December 2013
Ode was premiered at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, PA.
Texts by John Keats, Dylan Thomas (used with permission of New Directions Publishing), Pindar, Oscar Wilde, Paul Rochberg, William Wordsworth, and Mesomedes.