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OP. 1
4 INVENSJONER TIL VALENS M

NMI(MS)


OP. 2
ETTER-KVART <1971>

2 vln, vla, vcl
First performance in København, 1972, Finlandia Quartet
NMI(MS)


OP. 3
AETERNE RERUM CONDITOR <1975>

choir(SSAA), 2 voices(SS), 3 perc
Text(Lat): trad.
NMO


OP. 4
MAGNIFICETUR NOMEN TUUM <1974>

(SSAATTBB)
Text(Lat): Bahá'u'lláh
NMI(MS)


OP. 5
THE GARDEN <1976>

voice(M), vln, vcl, 2 perc, pf
Text(Eng : Nor): 'Abdu'l-Bahá : Frances Esty : Lasse Thoresen
Commissioned by The Society of Norwegian Composers
First performance in Oslo Concert Hall , 24/5 1977
NMO 28'


OP. 6
WITH AN OPEN HAND OR A CLENCHED FIST? <1976>

fl
NMO 5'50"


OP. 7.1
VELATUS FOR BLANDET KOR <1976>

choir(SATB)
Text: Bahá'u'llàh
NMO 5'45"

OP. 7.2
TIDINGS OF LIGHT <1981>

choir(SATB), 4 voices(SATB)
Text(Eng): Bahá'u'llàh
NMI(MS)


OP. 8.A
SKAPELSER <1977>

electronic and concrete music
First performance at Høvikodden Art Centre, June 1978NMI(M)


OP. 8:B
TWO DANCES <1977/80>

voice(S), cl, vln, vib, mar
Text: WW
First performance at Høvikodden Art Centre, June 1978
NMI(MS) 16'


OP. 9
STAGES OF THE INNER DIALOGUE FOR PIANO <1980>

First performance via radio (NRK) 1980
NMO


OP. 10
ORIGINS <1980>

bsn, vib, cb
NMI(MS) 8'


OP. 11
INTERPLAY : FLUTE AND PIANO <1981>

Commissioned by Manuela Wiesler
First performance in Reykjavik, Iceland, December 1981.
NMI(MS) 16'


OP. 12
RETTFERDIGHETENS SOL : SYMPHONIC POEM <1982>

3(1)-3(1)-3(1)-3(1)  4-3-3-1 timp perc cel pf str
Commissioned by Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
First performance in Bergen, December 1982
NMI(MS)


OP. 13
SOLSPILL <1983/86>

pf
NMO


OP. 14
BIRD OF THE HEART : PIANO TRIO <1982>
commissioned
Oslo Trio
First performance at Bergen International Festival, June 1982
NMO 25'


OP. 15
SYMPHONIC CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN AND ORCHESTRA <1984/86>

vln solo, orch: 3(3)-3(2)-3(1)-3(3)  4-3-3-1 timp perc hp pf/cel str
First performance in Oslo Concert Hall, March 1985
NMI(MS) 42'


OP. 16
LES TROIS RÉGÉNÉRATIONS <1985/91>
2 vcl, hp, 2 perc,
tape, electronics
Text(Fra): Bahá'u'lláh
Commissioned by Charles Chayne, Radio France
First performance in Paris, October 1985
NMI(MS) 32'


OP. 17
QUDRAT FOR 3 PERCUSSION PLAYERS AND 3 SYNTHESIZERS
(Yamaha DX7) <1987>

Commissioned by Norwegian Broadcasting Co. for EBU
First performance in Oslo, March 1987
NMI(MS) 15'


OP. 18
ILLUMINATIONS : CONCERTO FOR TWO CELLI AND ORCHESTRA
<1986/90>

2 vcl solo, orch: 2(1)-2-2-2(1)  4-3-3-0 timp perc:3 hp pf str
Commissioned by Norwegian Broadcasting Co.
First performance in Stavanger February 1991
NMI(MS) 28'


OP. 19:A
HELLIGKVAD <1988/1997>
voice
Contents: Forfrisk og gled min ånd ; Skap i meg et rent hjerte ; O du som er vårt
liv og lys ; La meg næres av din skjønnhet ; Bønn for  menneskeheten ; Gud
bevitner at han er en.
Text(Nor): 'Abdu'l-Bahá : Baha'ulláh
Pizzicato


OP. 19:B
HELLIGKVAD <1979/1996>
voice
Contents: Tablet of 'Abdu'l-Bahá; Mortal Charm Shall Fade Away; The City of God ; But a Tiny Seed.
Text (Eng : Nor): 'Abdu'l-Bahá : Baha'ulláh
Pizzicato


OP. 20
NARRATIVE FOR SAXOPHONE QUARTET <1988/95>

Commissioned by Harald Bergersens Saxofonkvartett
First performance in Bergen, May 1995
NMI(MS) 27'


OP. 21
CANTIO PM CL <1989>

4 voices (TTC/BarB)
Text(Eng): Bahá'u'lláh
Commissioned by Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation for "Quattro Stagioni"
NMI(MS)


OP. 22
THUS FOR FLUTE, CLARINET, 3 PERCUSSIONISTS, YAMAHA DX7 II
SYNTHESIZER <1990>

Commissioned by the Norwegian section of ISCM
First performance in Oslo, ISCM World Music Days, September 1990
NMI(MS) 22'


OP. 23
YR FOR SOLO VIOLIN <1991>

Commissioned by NorCOncert for Stig Nilsson
First performance in February 1991
Pizzicato 12’30”


OP. 24
ABUNO FOR FLUTE, CLARINET, STRING QUARTET, PERCUSSION, SYNTHESIZER <1992>

Commissioned by the Norwegian section of ISCM for Cikada
First performance in Oslo, Ultima Festival, October 1992
NMI(MS) 18'


OP. 25
CARMEL EULOGIES : A SYMPHONIC POEM IN TWO MOVEMENTS
INSPIRED BY BAHÁ'U'LLÁH'S "TABLET OF CARMEL" <1994/1996>

4(2)-3(1)-4(1)-3(1) 4-3-3-1 timp perc:5 hp pf synth str
Contents: Fragrances of Mercy ; Circumambulations
Commissioned by Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
First performance in Oslo Concert Hall, November 1994
NMI(MS) 27'


OP. 26
PYR AIONON (or: AION) : FOR STRING QUARTET <1996>

Commissioned by Oslo String Quartet
NMI(MS) 13'


OP. 27:1
FROM THE SWEET-SCENTED STREAMS OF ETERNITY <1995>

4 choirs(SATB)
Text(Eng): Bahá'u'lláh
Commissioned by Bergen International Festival, first performance Bergen May 1996
NMI(MS) 12'30" (Pizzicato)


OP. 27:2
THE TABLET OF THE HOLY MARINER <1995>

choir(SMATBarB), choir(TTBB)
Text(Fra): Bahá'u'lláh
Commissioned by Bergen International Festival
First Performance Ultima Festival, Oslo 1997
NMI(MS) 25'  (Pizzicato)


OP. 27:3
MON DIEU, MON ADORÉ <1995>
choir(SMATBarB)
Text(Fra): Bahá'u'lláh
Commissioned by Bergen International Festival  6'
First performance Bergen May 1996
(Pizzicato)


OP. 27:4
THE LIGHT THAT IS SHED FROM THE HEAVEN OF BOUNTY <1995>

choir(SMATBarB)
Text(Eng): Bahá'u'lláh
Commissioned by Bergen International Festival
First performance Bergen May 1996
NMI(MS) 8'  (Pizzicato)


OP. 27:5
YA KAFI, YA SHAFI <1996>

2 choirs(SATB)
Text(Arab): Bahá'u'lláh
Commissioned by Bergen International Festival
First performance Bergen May 1996
NMI(MS) 18' (Pizzicato)


OP. 28
EMERGENCE - LUOHTI BOADE' <1997>

symph orch: 3-3-3-3 6-4-4-1 timp perc:5 cel pf hp str
Commissioned by Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Mariss Jansons
First performances Oslo, Athens, Vienna October 1997. Revised 2004.
NMI(MS) 15'


OP. 29
a)
Say: God is the Lord <1986>

2 choirs(SATB)
Text(Eng): The Bab.
NMI(MS)

b) Einige die Herzen deiner Diener <1995>
choir(SATB)
Text(Ger): Bahá 'u'llah
NMI(MS)

c) Mein erster Rat <1996>
choir(SATB)
Text(Ger): Bahá 'u'llah
NMI(MS)

d) Seit unvordenklichen Zeiten <1981/94>
choir(SATB) | choir(SMATBarB)
Text(Ger): The Bab
NMI(MS)

e) These are Thy Servants <1995>
voice, women's choir | voice, male's choir | 3 voices | voice, mixed choir
Text(Eng): 'Abdu'l-Bahá
NMI(MS)


OP. 30
FIRE AND LIGHT : CANTATA AND TRANSFORMATION FOR TWO FEMALE FOLK SINGERS, INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE AND CHOIR <1998>

Commissioned by Warszaw Autumn, first performance  in Warszaw  October 1998
NMI(MS) 32'


OP. 31
AS THE WAVES OF ONE SEA. [SOM BØLGER PÅ ETT HAV]  <1999/2000>

4-3-4-4sx-4  4-3-3-euph.,tub  t, 10 prc, accordeon, organ, hrp, piano, big choir (with percussion instruments), chamber choir, vocal soloists (SMA TBrBs), strings, fanfare ensemble (4 trps., 4trbo), four track electroacoustics. In addition, a number of wandering groups: Jazz ensemble, renaissance ensemble, folk music ensemble, military band, and joculars.

First performances Oslo Konserthus 7 and 9 April 2000.

NMI(MS) 61” including the section with the wandering groups.


OP. 32
THE TRUE BROTHER <1997>
voice, pf
Text(Eng): Roger White
NMI(MS)

THE SONG OF KHADIJIH-BAGUM <1982/1999>
Pizzicato
voice, pf
Text(Eng): Roger White

INSCRIPTION FOR THE HEAD OF A PIN <1982/2001>
voice, pf
Text(Eng): Roger White
NMI(MS)


OP. 33
SHORT PIANO PIECES
n.1 HEAR HERE! <2001/
2014>
n.2 ARISE <1980>
NMO (Norwegian Pianorama)

pf
First Performance Ultima Festival, Oslo, October 2002


OP. 34
LØP, LOKK og LINJAR<2001-2002-2003>

For Sinfonietta and folk singer (55’). (NMI)
(1111 111 2 prc, hrp, mezzosopr., strings (11111)
Commissioned by BIT 20


No. 1
Óvringar

First performance at Autunnale Festival, Bergen , November 2002


No. 2
Heimreisa.  mellombels

First Performance Klangspuren Festival Austria, september 19, 2003    


No. 3
Fuglar, fe og folk

First Performance Ultima Festival, Oslo, October 2002


No. 4
Hugsviv

First Performance Ultima Festival, Oslo, October 2002


No. 5
Tradlarudl

First Performance Ultima Festival, Oslo, October 2002 (NMI, MS)


OP. 35

a) TRANSFIGURATIONS.
Trio Concerto  for Violin, Violoncello, Piano, and Orchestra. <2003>  (30')(Pizzicato) (3333 4331 Timp, 3prc, hrp, strings)
Commisioned by Isaac Schuldman.  First Performance with in St. Petersburg, May 2003
(Pizzicato)

b) THE DESCENT OF LUMINOUS WATERS
Piano trio <2002> (22’) 
Commissioned by Grieg Trio.  First Performances in Leverkusen, Wiesbaden November 2002
(Pizzicato)


OP. 36
TERRACES OF LIGHT
An oratorio based on Bahá’u’lláhs ’Tablet of Carmel’ <1999/2001>

3333. 633. euph. Tuba, Timp, 5 Prc, Hrp, Chorus, Violin solo, Mezzo Soprano solo, Tenor solo, Baritone solo, Strings
Commissioned by the Bahá’í World Center
First Performance: Haifa, May 2001
NMI(MS) 31’


OP. 37
CONCERTO FOR HARDINGFELE, NYCKELHARPA, AND ORCHESTRA.  “TO THE BROTHER PEOPLES” <2004-2005>

(Pizzicato) 35”
Commissioned by Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. First Performance Stavanger, Norway 27 May 2005 Arvid Engegaard (Hardingfele), Hans Björkrot (Nyckelharpa), Stavanger Symfoniorkester, Cond.: Susanna Mälki


OP. 38
CONCERTO SINFONICO PER VIOLONCELLO E ORCHESTRA ’VIAGGIO ATTRAVERSO TRE VALLI’

Pizzicato.  33’
3333 4341 4prc, 2 harp, 1 piano/cel, Accordion, Strings (appr. 80986)
Commissioned by Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester, Radio France/Festival Presences
WP: autumn 2008, Truls Mørk (solo cello) Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Jukka Pekka Saraste

OP. 39
UT OMNES UNUM SINT :

6 voices(SMATBarB)
(Pizzicato) 11’
Commissioned by Ultimafestivalen
WP: Oslo, Ultima, oktober 2006, Nordic Voices

OP. 40
UT OMNES UNUM SINT :

Oratorio for Mixed Choir, Soloists, and Baroque Orchestra <2005> (Pizzicato)
Tekst(Lat): The Bible: Johnn 17, 1-7 ;  13-15 ; 21- 23
Commissioned by Oslo Kirkemusikkfestival
WP: Oslo Domkirke, march 2006, Det Norske Solistkor, Barokkanerne

OP. 41
TIDEHVERV ( = AT A JUNCTURE):

Tre stykker for bratsj og cello, <2006> vla : vcl
(Pizzicato)  6’10’’
Comissioned by Senter for studier av Holocaust og livssynsminoriteter, on the occasion of the opening of the Centre 23/8 2006.
WP: Oslo, Holocaustsenteret, august 2006, Aage Kvalbein, L.A. Tomter

OP. 42 no.1
SOLBØN
<2007/2008>

6 voices(SMATBarB)
Pizzicato  10’
Text(Nor): Trad
Commisioned by Festspillene i Bergen
WP: Bergen, Festspillene, 28/5 2008, Nordic Voices

OP. 42 no.2
LIKFÆRDSSÆLMIN
<2009>

6 voices(SMATBarB)
MIC.NO(MS)  8’
Text(Nor): Trad.
Commissioned by Osafestivalen for performance by Nordic Voices
WP: Oslo, Kulturkirken Jacob, 11/9 2010, Nordic Voices

OP. 42 no.3
HIMMELSKE FADER
  <2009>

voices(SMATBarB)
MIC.NO(MS)  11’
Text(Nor): Ragnar Vigdal
Commissioned by Osafestivalen
WP: Voss, 24/10 2009, Nordic Voices

OP. 42 no.4
TVETRALL
<2009>

6 voices(SMATBarB)
MIC.NO(MS)  12’
Text(ww): Trad.
Commissioned by Osafestivalen
WP: Voss, 24/10 2009, Nordic Voices

OP. 43
MYTHES ÉTOILÉES

For 24 part chamber choir a cappella. 
(Pizzicato) 28’
Commissioned by Ultima-Festivalen
WP:  First movement:  ”Voici l’heure” Second movement:”Ombres et images” Ultimafestivalen 2010 by the Latvian Radiochoir,  Cond.:Kaspars Putninsh.
Third movement:  ”Une Presence Miraculeuse” Riga, Arena Festival 2011.

OP. 44
QUATERNITÉ
: Per 24 flauti<2009>

(Pizzicato) (12’)
WP: Paris, Mairie de troisiéme Arrondissement, 18/10 2010, Orchéstre des flûtes francais

OP. 45
SYMPHONIC CONCERTO FOR VIOLA AND ORCHESTRA
:

La valle dell’unità.<2011>
2222 4230, Timp, 3 prc. Pia/Cel, Harp, Strings, Viola solo
(Pizzicato) 28’
Commissioned by Bergen Symphony Orchestra.
WP:  Grieghallen, Bergen Spring 2013

OP. 46
SPRANG. Double Concerto for two Violins and String Orchestra <2011-2012>
(Pizzicato) 25’
Commissioned by Trondheimsolistene
WP:  Festspillene i Bergen 2013, Ragnhild Hemsing and Eldbjørg Hemsing, Solo Violins, Trondheimsolistene

OP. 47
SEA OF NAMES.
  For Flute and Piano
<2012/2013>

(Pizzicato) 15’
Commissioned by Maiken Mathiesen Schau and Trond Schau.
WP:  Arena festivalen, Moss, Autumn 2012:  Maiken Schau Solo Flute, Trond Schau Piano

OP. 48
GRØNNE GLIMT
av en Nasjonshistorie <2013-2014>

Vl, Vcl, Accordion, Hrp, Perc., Vocal Sextet, EA. (NBnoter) 60’
Commissioned by Festspillene i Bergen
WP.  Festspillene i Bergen 2014.

OP. 49
CONCERTO FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA.
Unfinished

OP. 50
VOCES SALOMONIS
Mixed Choir and Turkish ensemble (Qanun, Kemenche, Vocal, Drums) <2014> (Pizzicato) 12’
Commissioned by the Latvian Radio Choir, supported by Komponistenes Vederlagsfond.
WP:  Oslo International Church Music Festival March 2015.

OP. 51
HAYKAL

OP. 52
INVOCATIONS for Piano Solo

OP. 52 no. 1
INVOCATION OF PRISTINE LIGHT <2014/2015>
(Pizzicato) 7’
Commissioned by The Reflective Music Project, the Norwegian Academy of Music.
WP: Lindemanssalen, Oslo 14/4 2015 by Håkon Austbø and Yejin Gil, respectively

OP. 52 no. 2
INVOCATION OF RISING AIR. <2014/2015>
(Pizzicato) 9’
Commissioned by The Reflective Musician Project, the Norwegian
Academy of Music.
WP: Lindemanssalen, Oslo 14/4 2015 by Vebjørn Anvik and Yejin Gil, respectively

OP. 52 no. 3
INVOCATION OF CRYSTAL WATERS. <2011>
(Pizzicato) 5’
Commissioned by the 13th. International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition
WP:  Troldhaugsalen, Bergen, 2012.

OP. 52 no. 4
INVOCATION OF EARTH. 
Unfinished

MISCELLANEOUS


MIRANDA’S FLOURISH for solo recorder.<1985>
NBnoter. 5’
WP: Saksumdal 1985


TURR BRUNN, FUGLEN I PERLEMORSKYEN
Solo cello.<2003/2004>  (Pizzicato) 7’
Commissioned by Aage Kvalbein
WP: Aage Kvalbein.


CONCRESCENCE ETUDES
<2009>

Mixed Choir
NBnoter


NATTERGALEN OG STJERNENE.
Et konsertstykke basert på Ole Bulls skisse ”Nattergalen” <2010>
Vln, vln/hardingfele, pf.
NBnoter 5’
WP:  NRK.TV, Hovedscenen 28/11 201O Eldbjørg Hemsing vln, Ragnhild Hemsing vln/hardingfele, Leif Ove Andsnes piano


ØKOFANFARE
Flute and EA.
Commissioned by Arne Næss symposiet
WP: Arne Næss Symposium, Oslo. <2013>
Flute:  Maiken Mathiesen Schau


 
 
 
 

 

 
     
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