Vocal music

 

MIN FÖRTVIVLAN OCH MIN KRAFT (”My despair and my strength” 2018, lyrics Karin Boye) for soprano/mezzosoprano and piano.

First performance September 2018, Evelina Stenvall, soprano, Viktor Stener, piano

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

PÅ TREDJE DAGEN… (On the third day… 2018, lyrics Kjell Perder) for choir and percussion (or a cappella)

First performance April 2018, Ars Longa, cond David Åberg

(Commissioned by Enskede Church, Stockholm)

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

OUR LAST WORDS (2017) – trad/bible texts –

for choir and four pilgrim´s staffs.

First performance Oct 2017, St John´s Chamber Choir, Malmö, cond Christian Schultze

(Commissioned by Southern Choral Centre, Sweden and St John´s Church, Malmö).

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

SET FREE THE OPPRESSED! (English version 2017) – trad/bible texts – for choir a cappella.

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

BEFRIA DE FÖRTRYCKTA! (Set free the oppressed! 2017) – trad/bible texts – for choir a cappella.

First performance June 2018, Danderyd Vocal Ensemble, cond. Rikard Lindberg Karlsson

(Commissioned by Danderyd Church).

Score sample

(Publisher: Gehrmans, Stockholm 2018)

 

EVIG NÅD (Eternal grace 2017) – trad/bible texts – for choir a cappella.

First performance September 2018, Chamber Choir of Adolf Fredrik Church, Stockholm, cond. Christoffer Holgersson

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

DU SÅG MIG FÖRST (You saw me first 2016) – Göran Sahlberg – for choir SAB and organ.

First performance Febr 2017, Boo Chamber Choir, cond. Helena Enghardt.

(Prize winner in composition contest by Church of Sweden 2017).

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

JUBILATE DEO (2015/16) – trad/bible texts – for choir, piano and organ.

First performance Febr 2017, Enskede Church with Britta Lovén, Magnus Sköld, Enskede Chamber Choir, cond. David Åberg.

(Commissioned by Enskede Church, Stockholm).

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

JORDEN BEHÖVER FRED (The Earth Needs Peace 2016) – childrens texts – for SSA-choir and piano.

First performance Tibble Church, Täby, Oct 2016 with Täby Music Classes, cond. Anders Asp

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

IKAROS (2015) – G Sahlberg – for mixed chorus SSATBB and perc.

First performance Museum of Photography, Stockholm, April 2016, Voces Nordicae, cond. Lone Larsen

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

BRÖDERNA MONTGOLFIER (2015) – G Sahlberg – for mixed chorus SSATBB, flute, trumpet and perc.

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ARIOSO – MEINE HÄNDE (2015) – Rilke/G Sahlberg – for mezzosoprano and trumpet

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ABBAS IBN FIRNAS (2015) – G Sahlberg – for mixed chorus SSATBarB, perc and recorder

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KYRIE /from climate opera Earth and wind/(2015) – trad – for mixed chorus SSATBB a cappella

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

MONA LISA (2015) – G Sahlberg – for mixed chorus SSATBB and perc.

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

DEN SAMTIDA RESENÄREN (The Contemporary Traveller 2015) – G Sahlberg – for mixed chorus SSATBB, flute, trumpet and perc.

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

PAX ET CARITAS (2015) – bible texts – for choir and organ.

First performance Enskede Church, Stockholm Oct 2015 with Enskede Chamber Choir, cond. David Åberg

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

LOVE IS ALL (2014) for choir (SSAATTBB).

First performance Gribbylund Chapel, Täby, April 2015 with Cantabile Nova

(Publisher: Gehrmans, Stockholm 2016)

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GAMMAL NEDERLÄNDARE (Old Dutch 2014) – Bo Bergman – for soprano, tenor, baritone and piano.

First performance Swedish Church, Paris May 2015 with Mirror Visions Ensemble

(Commissioned by Mirror Visions Ensemble, USA)

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

KRING VATTENRYMDEN (Around water space 2014) – Bo Bergman – for bass voice and piano.

First performance Royal College of Music Stockholm April 2014 with Erik Rosenius and Jacob Lidåkra

(Commissioned by Erik Rosenius)

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

JUBILATE (2013) for choir (SSAATTBB) and djembe.

First performance Tureberg Church May 2013 with Cantabile Nova

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

LYCKANS MINUT (Stunning moment 2012) – E Lindorm – for tenor (or soprano) and cello.

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

BRODER, HERMANO (2012) – composer – for voice or childrens choir and strings (or organ).

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

LACRIMOSA (2011) – trad – for mixed chorus and instr. ens.

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

ALTA TRINITA BEATA (2011) – trad – for mixed chorus.

First performance Gustaf Vasa Church Stockholm, June 2011 with Gustaf Vasa Chamber Choir, cond Lars Fredén

(Commissioned by Gustaf Vasa Church Stockholm).

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

ETT BARN ÄR FÖTT (A child is born 2011) for choir, – piano or organ opt. – and percussion.

First performance Väte Church, Gotland, December 2011.

(Gehrmans, Stockholm 2011) www.gehrmans.se

 

MÄNSKOSPEGEL (Human mirror 2010) – composer – for voice or childrens choir and piano.

First performance Tibble Church, Täby, Oct 2016

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

HOSTIAS ET PRECES TIBI (2010) – trad – for mixed chorus a cappella or with brass quintet.

First performance Gustaf Vasa Church Stockholm, October 2010 with Gustaf Vasa Chamber Choir and Linné Quintet, cond Lars Fredén

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

DUETTO D’AMORE (Mozart in memoriam 2010) for soprano, baritone, accordion (or piano) and double bass.

(Composer) kjell@perder.se

 

LIBERA ME (2009) – trad – for mixed chorus SSATBB a cappella

First performance Hjorthagen Church Stockholm, April 2011, Voces Nordicae, cond. Lone Larsen

Publisher: Cantando, Oslo 2011 www.cantando.com Recorded on Cantando CD ”The Nordic Sound”

Representing Sweden in ISCM World New Music Days 2017, Vancouver, Canada

 

LIVETS KÄLLA (Well of life 2009) – bible texts – six songs for mixed chorus a cappella

Publisher: Gehrmans Stockholm www.gehrmans.se

 

CATCHING EYES (2009) – G Sahlberg – for acting choir, blind stick and walking poles.

First performance Södra teatern Stockholm, May 2009, Voces Nordicae, cond. Lone Larsen

(Commissioned by Voces Nordicae)

(Swedish Music Information Center)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCVfQhxxoXQ (excerpt)

https://www.svd.se/med-fokus-pa-ogat-blir-det-for-ytligt

 

LIVETS BRÖD/BREAD OF LIFE (2008) – bible text – for mixed choir a cappella (sacred song nr 3)

First performance Gustaf Vasa Church Stockholm, May 2009, Gustaf Vasa Vocal ensemble, cond. Lars Fredén.

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

KOM TILL MIG/COME TO ME (2008) – bible text – for mixed choir a cappella (sacred song nr 2)

First Performance June 2015 by Ars Longa

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

VÄRLDENS LJUS/LIGHT OF THE WORLD (2008) – bible text – for mixed choir a cappella (sacred song nr 1).

First performance Gustaf Vasa Church Stockholm, Jan 2009, Gustaf Vasa Chamber Choir, cond. Lars Fredén.

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

DEN LÄNGSTA RESAN (”The longest journey” 2008) – D Hammarskjöld – for mixed choir a cappella

First performance Swedish Church Paris, Sept 2008, Stockholm Cantus, cond. Eva Wedin. Swedish Première: Sofia Church Stockholm with Sofia Vocal ensemble cond. Bengt Ollén.

Publisher: Gehrmans Stockholm 2008, gehrmans.se

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HOSIANNA (Hosanna 2007, rev 2009) – trad – for mixed choir a cappella

First performance Högalid Church Stockholm, March 2007, Högalid Chamber Choir, cond. Ewa Lena Kansbod

Publisher: Gehrmans Stockholm 2011. www.gehrmans.se

 

CREDO (2005) – trad – for eight voices or mixed choir a cappella

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

SOM SKALL SJUNGA (”As will sing” 2005) – G Sahlberg – for mixed choir.

First performance Confidencen Stockholm April 2006 with Stockholm Chamber Choir, cond. Christoffer Holgersson

Publisher: Gehrmans Stockholm 2006 www.gehrmans.se

 

ENSAM MARIA (”Lonely Mary” 2005) – Trad/B Setterlind – for mixed choir and two soloists.

First performance Engelbrekt Church Stockholm March 2005 with Helena Stefansson, Bengt Eklund, Engelbrekt Vocal ensemble and Stockholm Cantus cond. Eva Wedin.

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

ALFABETA (2004) – G Sahlberg – for treble choir.

First performance Adolf Fredrik Church Stockholm June 2004 with Adolf Fredrik Boy´s Choir, cond. Christoffer Holgersson.

(Commissioned by Adolf Fredrik Boy´s Choir).

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

NATTENS LÄNGTAN: ”Diaphonia II” (”Night´s longing” 2004) – B Setterlind – for soprano and violoncello (or double bass).

First performance Ersta kyrka Stockholm May 2004 with Hannah Holgersson and Andreas Tengberg.

(Commissioned by Hannah Holgersson)

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

SWEDISH CAROL (2001) – I Watts – for mixed choir

First performance Rotebro Church Sollentuna December 2001 Ulla-Carin Börjesdotter and Rudbeck Music Classes cond. Annika Treborg.

(Commissioned by Rudbeck Music Classes, Sollentuna).

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

TÖRNROS OCH FÄGRING (”Thorn rose and beauty” 2001) – lyrics C J L Almqvist – for mixed choir and recitation. First performance Edsvik Art Center Sollentuna August 2001 Silverdal Choir, cond. Bengt Särndal.

(Commissioned by Sollentuna Almqvist Festival).

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

SOM TILL ETT AVSKED (”As for a farewell” 2001) – lyrics G Sahlberg – for bass voice and piano.

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

NDOLA (2000/2008) – lyrics D Hammarskjöld – for mixed choir (and percussion).

First performance Berwald Hall Stockholm, November 2009 with Swedish Radio Choir and Karl Thorsson perc., cond. Risto Joost.

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

LUX AETERNA (1998/2000) – trad. – for mixed choir and small treble choir.

First performance Storkyrkan Stockholm March 2003 Gustaf Sjökvist Chamber Choir cond. Gustaf Sjökvist.

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

CANTO EROTICO (1995) for baritone solo and piano

First performance Kongl Myntet Stockholm December 1995 with Olle Persson and Matti Hirvonen.

(Swedish Music Information Center)

Recorded on DAPHNECD 1014 (Grammy award nomination 2001)

 

ORIGO (1994) – Shelley, Goethe, Bergman – for soprano, alto, baritone, trombone, piano.

First performance Stockholm House of Culture February 1994 with Amelie Fleetwood, Paula Hoffmann, David Aler, Jonas Bylund and Matti Hirvonen.

(Composer kjell@perder.se)

 

WINGS AS EAGLES (1994) – bible text – for mixed choir and three percussionists.

First performance S:t Jacobs Church Stockholm March 1995 with Jacobs Chamber Choir, cond. Gary Graden.

(Commissioned by Concerts Sweden).

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

WE MEN (1993) – E Browning/P B Shelley – for male choir

First performance Temple Church Helsinki April 1994 with Orphei Drängar, cond. Robert Sund. Swedish Premi

(Commissioned by OD).

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

LÅNGT BORTOM… (”Far Beyond…” 1993) – H Gullberg – for mixed choir and trombone or cello solo.

First performance Skinnskatteberg June 1993 with Nicolai Chamber choir, cond. Christian Ljunggren.

(1:st prize in Skinnskatteberg Choir Rally Composition Contest 1993).
Publisher: Gehrmans Stockholm www.gehrmans.se

 

VISION (1991/2002) – W Blake – for eight voices or mixed choir a cappella.

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

PSALTARSVITEN (”Suite of psalms” 1990) – bible texts – for mixed choir a cappella.
1. Herren vår herde (Ps 23, 1990/2002) for mixed choir, alto solo.
2. Det härliga namnet (Ps 8, 1990/2003) for mixed choir, sopr. solo.

3. Herrens godhet (Ps 113, 1990) for mixed choir, bass solo.
4. Längtan efter Gud (Ps 63, 1990) for mixed choir, tenor solo.

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

LOVE AND LAMENT (1988/2000) – Shakespeare/Marvell/Burns/Shelley/Lawrence – for five dramatic voices a cappella.

First performance Studio 2, National Radio House Stockholm, January 1989 with Lamentabile Consort.

(Swedish Music Information Center)

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APHORISM (1987/2003) – E Dickinson – for soprano, baritone and double choir.

First performance S:t Jacobs Church Stockholm April 1988 with Lena Willemark, Olle Persson, Choirs of Royal College of Music in Stockholm, cond. Sonny Jansson.

(Swedish Music Information Center)

 

TRIUMF ATT FINNAS TILL (”Triumph to exist” 1987/89) – E Södergran – for choir and recitation.

First performance Skinnskatteberg June 1987 with ”Sverigekören” cond. Solvieg Ågren

Publisher: Sveriges Körförbund/Gehrmans Stockholm www.gehrmans.se