Works

works and annotations                       

BUDDLEYA DANCE

Bulgarian music for piano (1964)

TROUBADOUR MARCH

In one movement for wind orchestra (1993)

Perf. time 15 min.

March of May the 31st. Italian style.

March - Trio - Recitative - Trio d.c. - March d.c.

Orchestration:

Picc, 2 Fl, 2 Ob, 2(4) Cl, BssCl, 2 Bssn, 4 Hrn,

2 Cnt, 2 Trp, 2 Tbn, BssTbn, Euph, Tb, Prc, Bell

JESUS, SUN AND JOY OF LIFE

Chorale variation for organ (1994)

(Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, Joh. Crüger, 1649)

FAGOTISSIMO

For solo Bassoon (Fagot) (1995)

Snake charming play and juggling

in the way of the Balkans.

For very skilled bassoonists only.

VERY STRANGE GARDENS

Suite of six brilliant movements,

for guitar quartet (1995)

A light / shade imagination passing

through quite contrasting gardens.

1. Passiflow Time

2. Scansorchid Fancy

3. Soarface Breaks

4. Budlight Orbits

5. Olivemind Shades

6. Spiceparty Space 

PANIS ANGELICUS

Arrangement for brass quintet (1995)

(César Franck, of "Messe Solennelle")

POETRY OF CHIVALRY

Suite of six challenging movements,

for brass quintet (1996)

Refer to a fairy tale. The King of Heart sends out

6 brave knights to the "faraway country" of his,

beyond the Sea of Hope.

 

1. The Sea

2. The Elephants

3. The Forest

4. The City

5. The River

6. The Castle

THE REAR PLATFORM

Six simple afro-songs for mixed choir. (1996)

Tenor splits into alto/bass ad lib. as such

African songs use to come out in three voices.

Songs suitable for rear train platforms sung during

the train journey in a rather creative tradition.

 

1. Kaunda to di tu

2. Gulla Villa

3. Sasha sobi banda

4. Choka Chuki

5. Bi youta a mini

6. Taga u que

AKHYANA

Fairy tale march for brass band (1997)

Perf. time 3 min

Akhyana names a certain kind of storytelling.

This nostalgic "music telling" in traditional

march style is available for wind orchestra as well.

OPALION

Fairy tale march for brass band (1997)

Perf. time 5 min

Opalion is a very but missing princess.

This nostalgic "music telling" in traditional

march style, available for wind orchestra as well.

THE STEALTHY FAMILY

Suite in 9 movements for clarinet trio, 2 Clarinets

and Bass Clarinet all in Bb (1998)

The planets going stealthily round the sun.

Heavy ballet music on light instruments.

A sort of space music.

1. Pluto

2. Neptune

3. Uranus

4. Saturn

5. Jupiter

6. Mars

7. Tellus

8. Venus

9. Mercury

THE LITTLE WATER

For Clarinet in b and Organ (1999)

Taking its starting point in the nature of water.

Living water music.

AWKWARD DOLLS

24 piano pieces / piano solo  (2002)

It was my intention to make these dolls

entertaining and perhaps even amiable.

To produce singing and dancing dolls.

But they soon forced me out of control and

totally implemented their own personalities.

How awkward!

THE ANCIENT BALL

Symfonic poem (2002)

Perf. time 17 min

Concerto for full orchestra.

The world experienced from the outside -

THE FIG TREE

A cycle consisting of 60 contemplative original poems,

set to music for mixed choir SATB (2003)

The chorus is like a noontide dream in the space

of 60 imaginary minutes.

These songs are the genuine Fig Tree songs!

01. Minute, The fig tree passed by

02. Minute, A long time ago

03. Minute, Your father and mother

04. Minute, The sun went for a walk

05. Minute, There is also air

06. Minute, Early this morning

07. Minute, Spare the little bird

08. Minute, The little disciple wrote

09. Minute, Flocks of whispering lilies

10. Minute, To Africa!

11. Minute, Silently my canoe glides

12. Minute, By day I see everything

13. Minute, There are a thousand olive trees

14. Minute, A little boy asked the lake

15. Minute, I searched for punishment

16. Minute, Take all the mirrors

17. Minute, Beyond the dark mountains

18. Minute, There is a colour

19. Minute, Could not sleep

20. Minute, I am a train

21. Minute, If suddenly everything was half as big

22. Minute, The turtle has not found its shell

23. Minute, When the biggest sea

24. Minute, Moon letters from distant planets

25. Minute, We peasants ask permission to speak

26. Minute, I am dreaming I'm a butterfly

27. Minute, Clouds of mosquitoes above the lake

28. Minute, My best friends walk in the light

29. Minute, Isn't it a lovely day?

30. Minute, Fancy that!

31. Minute, Wind stop!

32. Minute, I met a little grey cloud

33. Minute, Locusts cover the ground

34. Minute, I walked on a bridge of light

35. Minute, Half bees swarmed in my head

36. Minute, I went up to the mirror

37. Minute, The past is carried away

38. Minute, You feed the birds

39. Minute, I dreamt peculiar dreams

40. Minute, All grapes carry a secret

41. Minute, Slumbering audience advertises

42. Minute, Do you know that the Earth is walking?

43. Minute, Like a dark bird

44. Minute, Mwana Kiti Mume

45. Minute, Where I live

46. Minute, The hunter's spear

47. Minute, The fish asked

48. Minute, I am thinking of those many little ones

49. Minute, Nobody went into a huge house

50. Minute, Suddenly it is there

51. Minute, I trust in the flowers

52. Minute, Africa is what is left

53. Minute, I eat bread which has not been baked

54. Minute, The world slopes down

55. Minute, The sand remembers

56. Minute, Wanton antelopes' dance

57. Minute, Celestial trees are crying and laughing

58. Minute, I know of a strange flute

59. Minute, Quietly elephants of sorrow go west

60. Minute, I am leaving you now

FIDDLE MATES

Four pieces for 1, 2, 3 and 4 violins with piano

(2006)

An intriguing piano voice encounters beautiful

but fairly uncomplicated violin parts.

JUNGLE MOOD

14 songs for baritone solo and piano (2006)

Poems by Troels Danielsen (1996)

The man - the jungle mood.

An outcry from the bottom of life.

A rainbow of sparkling phantasies.

A tribute to love and hope against odds. 

 

 

 1. Jungle Man

 2. Into the Sun

 3. Rain Outside

 4. A Shell of Loneliness

 5. That Old Man

 6. Pleased Beyond

 7. Came into My Room

 8. Secrets and Lies

 9. Tears Like to Touch

10. The Church Lies Empty

11. Can I Hold Your Hand

12. O-oh, My Voice is Carried

13. Like a Boat

14. Another Day, Another Place

THE BOOMERANG SHOP

Symphonic concerto in three movements

for bassoon and orchestra (2006)

As a boy I carved many fine boomerangs. 

GRADUATING DOLPHINS

Symphonic concerto in three movements

for flute and orchestra (2007)

Great kindest thanks to the many

NZ dolphins of Kaikoura.

REPUTED VEIL DANCER

 

Saxophone Quartet (2008)

duration: 16 min

 

1. Waltz

2. Rumba

3. Fox Trot

4. Quick Step

5. Samba

6. Cha Cha

7. Rumba

8. Jive

 

 

THE THREE REASONS

 

Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello (2008)

In three movements - duration: 15 min

 

A CIRCLE OF 9 SYMPHONIES

 

For full orchestra.

 

Originating in the 09. Minute, Fig Tree chorus.

 

The 9 symphonies are mutually interrelated and all in four movements.

 

Symphony No. 1

Flocks of whispering lilies

(2010)

 

Symphony No. 2

Stalactite caves and glossy stones

(2011)

 

Symphony No. 3

The tree of knowledge bathes in lakes of forgotten words

(2012)

 

Symphony No. 4

Clay towers supported by the sky

(2013)

 

Symphony No. 5

Heavy steps and rusty hinges

(2014)

 

Symphony No. 6

Unknown beaks break through perpetual shell

(2015)

 

Symphony No. 7

Rainbow light over burned bones

(2016)

 

Symphony No. 8

Giant loaves and long shadows

(2017)

 

Symphony No. 9

Lava shouting with joy is grasped by moist infant hands

(2018)

 

 

12 ORGAN SETTINGS

 

For church organ

Very different organ scores (2018)

 

From devotional pieces to demanding

concert works.

 

no. A

no. B

no. C

no. D

no. E

no. F

no. G

no. H

no. I

no. J

no. K

no. L

 

 

THE GENTIAN ROSE

 

Alto solo and piano (2018)

12 poems by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

 

Dickinson would often send her friends bunches of flowers with verses attached, but "they valued the posy more than the poetry". Nonetheless, she became one of the most fascinating American poets.

 

1. God made a little Gentian

2. To make a prairie

3. We learned the Whole

4. Wild Nights!

5. Tell all the Truth

6. There's something quieter

7. Pain has an Element

8. Why do they shut Me out?

9. Me from Myself

10. I stepped from Plank

11. We grow accustomed

12. Because I could not stop

 

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