ANDREW SMITH: Trøst – For damekor (SSAA)
ANDREW SMITH: Trøst er bestilt av Det norske jentekor med støtte fra Kulturrådet.
Musikk: Andrew Smith – Tekst: Sarah Camille Ramin Osmundsen.
Om komponisten (engelsk)
Andrew Smith born in Liverpool in 1970, is a composer whose works include settings of Ave Maria, Regina caeli, Ave Maris stella, Veni redemptor gentium, Flos regalis virginalis (based on one of the Worcester Fragments) and Magnificat à 4. He has written works for Trio Mediaeval and New York Polyphony. He is published by OUP as well as by Norsk Musikforlag and Musikk-Husets Forlag.
Andrew Smith settled in Norway in 1984. He has worked for the Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival and as choirmaster of Oslo’s English Church. He currently works for the Norwegian music publishers Norsk Musikforlag in Oslo.
Andrew Smith’s music has been performed by leading Norwegian choirs including Ensemble 96, Schola Cantorum (Norwegian choir), Grex Vocalis, Kammerkoret NOVA, The Norwegian Girls Choir, and cathedral choirs in Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim. His work has been commissioned and performed abroad by, among others, Trio Mediaeval (Norway), New York Polyphony, the Girl Choristers of Washington National Cathedral, Sete Lágrimas (Portugal), Cappella Nova (Scotland), Lorelei Ensemble (Boston, USA), and The District Eight (New York, USA).
Recent works include Requiem (2012) for equal voices, organ and improvising trumpet which was premiered in Trondheim and subsequently at three venues in the UK by Arve Henriksen, Ståle Storløkken and Choralia (dir. Christopher Finch). Gothic Voices (UK) commissioned Stond wel, Moder under Rode which was premiered in London in March 2015.
Autumn/winter 2017 sees the premier performance of four new works:
«Spor» for Det norske jentekor (The Norwegian Girls’ Choir) to a commissioned text by Sarah Camille Ramin Osmundsen
«Til Foraaret», a setting of a poem written by Norwegian poet Henrik Wergeland on his deathbed
«LUX» for Trio Mediaeval and Nils Økland
«Et ecce terrae motus II» for Oslo Cathedral Choir and Gothic Voices.
Andrew’s composition Veni, O Oriens was one of the 10 winning entries of the ORTUS International New Music Competition and will be performed on 23. September by New York chamber choir Khorikos.
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