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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. CITTÁ DELLA LUCE.
Commissioned by Christian Ihle Hadland and Bergen Symphony Orchestra.
First performance 16 November 2017.  Conductor Mario Venzago

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

OP. 53
PRISON POEMS.

(Pizzicato.) 37 ’
Flute, reader, choir, sound files.
Sound design: Mats Claesson. 
Texts by Mahvash Sabet and ’Abdu’l-Bahá
WP:  Gamle Aker Kirke 18 March 2017. Commissioned by Oslo International Church Music Festival.


OP. 53 a
INITIATION.

(Pizzicato)  5’
Flute solo


OP. 53 b
CHANGE THEIR DARKNESS INTO LIGHT.

(Pizzicato) 5 ’
Mixed, 6-part choir.  Text:  ’Abdu’l-Bahá.

 

 

 

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


SolSirkler (2016)

(Pizzicato) 7’
Baryton, string quartet, piano.
WP: Universitetets Aula, Oslo 19 September 2016.
Commissioned by the University of Oslo.

 
 
 

 

 
     
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