Iver KleiveIver Kleive was born 1949 in Skien to a musical family. His father, Kristoffer Kleive, was also an organist and his brother, Audun Kleive, is a noted jazz percussionist. He studied church music and organ at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo and then served as the organist at the Frogner Church from 1976 to 1981 and the Røyken Church from 1982 to 1985. Since 1987 he has been the musical director of the Helgerud Church in Bærum. He is also director of the Oslo Bach Choir which he founded in 1988. The recording of his Blå koral (Blue Chorale) won a Spellemannprisen in 1991.
recorded july 2000 at Domkirke in Molde/Norway
Terje Rypdal, guitar
Palle Mikkelborg, trumpet
Iver Kleive, church organ
Åshild Stubø Gundersen, soprano sax
Bergen Chamber Ensemble c/ by Kjell Seim