For piano solo. Durata: ca 13:30”
Commissioned by Mona Spigseth 2018.
First performed at Dokkhuset, Trondheim January 24th 2019.
This work has been recorded by Mona Spigseth on the CD «Piano» OF148.
Vegen (The Road) is a set of variations over the song “E Slåttatæja”. Mona Spigseth came up with the idea to write variations over the melody that Sommerro made in 1976 for an autumn poem written by Hans Hyldbakk (1898-2001). Sommerro has composed melodies for 30 of Hyldbakk´ s poems, but they never collaborated on a work together despite the fact that they both come from Surnadal in Nordmøre and knew each other well. The poems that Sommerro set to music were taken from various collections of poems published by Hyldbakk. The variations are directly associated with the poem by the use of quotes from the poem used as titles for each movement.