OverthecourseofmanyyearsIhaveproducedvariouscompositionsfor varioussituations.TheyhavemostlybeeninspiredbygroupsIhaveworked with,foraparticulareventorneed.HavinglivedinNorwayfor32years, manyofthemareinNorwegian,somethingwhichperhapslimitstheiruse elsewhere. Ihavetriedtoproducepieceswhicharegenerally‘mainstream’,aswellas othersinamorepopular‘jazzy’style,althoughyouwon’tfindany‘Praise Band’stuffhere,that’sjustalittletoofarfrommymusicalroots.It’sa pleasuretoproducemusicforaspecifictime,grouporplacewhichjust ‘works’ but I always hope that my work will be useful in other contexts too.
However,Iampresentlylookingatseveralchoralpieces,originallyinNorwegian,withaviewtorecreatingtheminEnglish. Notquiteaseasyasonemightthink,butIpresentsomeofthemhere.Thisisverymuchaworkinprogressandmore pieces will appear from time to time. Feedback, whether positive or negative is always appreciated.
Iwouldsaythatit’salwaysniceforcomposerstoknowaboutperformancesoftheirwork,soifyoudointendtoperform anyofmypieces,pleaseletmeknow.Quiteafewofthemp3sherearedigitallyproduced,soifyoufeelyourchoirwould like to record something ‘with real people’ (as it were) I’d be very open to publishing such a performance here.
As you can see from this selection, my music fits into several genres and types, reflecting the fact that, although I have been a church musician all my life, I have also felt it important to work in local society in various ways. These pieces reflect that and I hope they will be used by others.