Efflorescent

(1998) Tubakvartett i tre satser «Pas de quatre» (Dans for fire), «Meditation» og «The Tuba shall sound». Det var obligatorisk verk i finalen i International Tuba-Euphonium Association «Quartet Competition» 2001. Efflorescent ble komponert med støtte fra Komponistenes Vederlagsfond (Composers´Remuneration Fund).

 

Block

for Tuba Quartet

Block ble komponert til Arctic Tuba Quartet da de besøkte den internasjonale tuba- og euphoniumkonferansen i Linz i Østerrike, i 2012. Stykket er en enkel sats som blandt annet utforsker blokkharmonisering, en enkel og effektiv satsteknikk, som klinger fascinerende med store instrument i lav register. Det er óg noe av tubakvartetten sin egenart: Få ensembler kan, eller kanskje ingen ensembler, forme slike massive klangblokker.

Playroom Music

for Solo Euphonium and Brass Quintet



Commissioned by Katrine Delp.

A mini-concerto for euphonium and brass quintet. The idea for the instrumentation came from a concert I heard in Manchester in 2010. The English Euphonium virtuoso David Thornton did a recital with brass quintet that I found very interesting. A fascintating combination of instruments.

The Euphonium player Katrine Delp commissioned me a piece for her final exam in 2010. I started off with a few simple rhythmic ideas and combined them with a few intervals I wanted to focus on. The rest was basically like playing with Lego®.

The overall form, A-B-A, is very common for a concerto. The middle section is slow, almost a blues at times, the outer sections are lively and rhythmic and share the same material.

Cantilena II - Mountain Song

Composed in 2004-05.
Cantilena II - Mountain Song is scored for euphonium (solo) and small wind ensemble: Flute, Alto Flute, Oboe, Eb Clarinet, 3 Bb Clarinets, Bb Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bassoon, F Horn and Vibraphone. Dur: 10:00.

The piece is a part of a cycle of works exploring different aspects of lyric music played by brass instrument. Not only a singing solo line, but also how the whole ensemble can "sing" with the soloist. In Mountain Song the surrounding support from the group of wind instruments, almost echoing the Euphonium, as if the soloist were playing in a mountain scenery gaining echo as a result.