B. TOMMY ANDERSSON: Four Luther Variations

kr 199

For baritone solo, mixed chorus, and organ (2017)
Text: Martin Luther (1535)
(N.M.O. 14406B / ORGAN PART)

Description

For baritone solo, mixed chorus, and organ (2017)
Text: Martin Luther (1535)
(N.M.O. 14406B / ORGAN PART)


I. Vom Himmel Hoch, da komm ich her
Från himlens höjd jag bringar bud
Baritone Solo, Mixed Chorus, Organ
Durata 5 min.

II. Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein
O gläd dig Guds församling nu
Baritone Solo, Mixed Chorus, Organ
Durata 6,5 min.

III. Komm, Gott Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist
Kom skaparande, Herre god!
Baritone Solo, Mixed Chorus, Organ
Durata 4 min.

IV. Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott
Vår Gud är oss en väldig borg
Mixed Double Chorus, Organ
Durata 4 min.

Total duration: c. 20 min.

These chorale variations make use of the texts and melodies of Martin Luther
(1483–1546), putting them in an entirely new musical context with a dramatic
and narrative approach to the words. The four movements can be performed
either as a suite or individually.

Commissioned by Stefan Parkman and Uppsala Universitets Körcentrum
(The Choir Centre of Uppsala University) for the quincentenary of Martin
Luther’s Ninety-five Theses, 31 October 1517, the start of the reformation.

Dedicated to Stefan Parkman

First Performance: Uppsala Domkyrka (Uppsala Cathedral), Sweden, 29 October 2017.
Uppsala Akademiska Kammarkör and Västerås Domkyrkas Motettkör;
Olle Persson, baritone; Johan Hansson Lindström, organ; Stefan Parkman, conductor.

Additional information

Weight 180 g
Dimensions 29.7 × 21 × 0.5 cm
Ensemble

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