2-2-2-2 4-2-2-1 Timpani (2 players), Perc (1 player), Strings
(2014) Commissioned by Stormen, Bodø, with support from The Norwegian cultural fund. Dur: 5´ First perfomance by NOSO (Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra) conducted by Christian Lindberg, as a part of the live broadcast show (NRK) celebrating the opening of the concert house Stormen.
It is my second orchestral piece about the North Wind, Boreas. Published byNorsk Musikforlag
(1997, rev.98/99 and 2003) for 2-2-2-2-4-2-3-0-2-solo tuba - strings (www.nb.no) (dur: 15:00) First performed by Frode Amundsen in Oslo 1998, Official world premiere in Trondheim 2003. Slightly revised before the second performance of the work in Malmø in april 2004 with Frode and Malmø SO. Frode played it again in May 2006 with Umeå SO
Recorded by Eirik Gjerdevik/Pleven Filharmoniske Orkester/Bjørn Breistein, dir. (LAWO classics)
(1996, rev.97/99) for Solo Tpt and Strings: 6-6-4-4-2 (www.mic.no) (dur: 16:00) Trumpet Concerto - Hommage, in four movements, commissioned by ISCM Norway - Bergen for Ole Edvard Antonsen. First perfomed by him in Bergen. Revised after the first performance
(1995/96) for 2-2-2-2-4-2-3-2-solo cello - strings (www.mic.no) (dur: 24) This work was composed for and performed by an youth orchestra. The cello-part was composed for a professional soloist and played by Aage Kvalbein
Commissioned by Arctic Trombone Festival in 2015. The festival invited me to write for the famous bass trombone player Charles Vernon from Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He was joined by string players from Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra.
The piece is my fourth cantilena, pieces the focus on the singing qualities in solo writing for brass instruments.
Verket ble bestilt av Manger Musikklag i 1990 og urfremført av dem. Jeg tok utgangspunkt i at stykket skulle utvikle seg fra “ppp” til “fff”. Karakter og tempo skifter underveis, og det dynamiske høydepunktet nås i avslutningstaktene.
Awakening, oppvåkning, har en betydning da stykket representerte et ønske om å finne en vei jeg kunne følge som komponist, spesielt i arbeidet med å skrive for blåsere, uten å være nødt til å tenke kommersielt.
I 2017 instrumenterte jeg stykket for orkesterblås og slagverk på oppdrag fra Trond Sæverud og Galveston Symfoniorkester (Texas, USA) - og for wind band.
Awakening is structured as a long crescendo. Awakening also pointed out a new direction for me when writing for wind. and brass instruments, an energetic style based on extended modality and short riff-like motives.
Awakening ommissioned by Manger Musikklag in 1990. In 2017 i made a version for orchestral winds, commissioned by Trond Saeverud for Galveston Symphony Orchestra (Texas, USA) - and for Wind Band.