The vocal ensemble "Cantare" in Fredrikstad, Norway has this winter worked intensively with their project "Folksongs from Østfold county". Wednesday 21th september yhey will give world premiere to this proprem, that contains 8 new compositions by Henrik Ødegaard, based on old melodies fróm Østfold. The first performance is in Litteraturhuset, Fredrikstad, and the next evening the program will be repeated in Sarpsborg church.
Liv Ulvik (folk singer) and Marianne Tomasgård (fiddler) vil perform local songs and fiddle pieces, together and separately. Both musicians are well respected performers, and this evenings the have found exiting music fra Østfold county.
Conductor for the vocal ensemble and inspiring motor for the project is Randi Margrethe Clausen Aarflot.
Ingrid Elisateth Tobiassen Berg gives world premiere to Henrik Ødegaards new composition "A solis ortus cardine" for singing, female organist during a lunch concert in Oslo cathedral june 25. at 12:00. The piece can also be performed by choir and and organist, but the original idea is that it is the same musician shall do both singing and playing.Wich Ingrid Berg is fully able to do! See also: Oslo cathedral
The cello player Bård Henrik Bosrup gives world premiere to Henrik Ødegaards new piece for cello solo during Oslo International Church Music Festival next week. As i J.S. Bachs famous cello-suites, Ødegaard also has dances as titles of the movements, but instead of the baroque dances in Bachs suites we here find traditional norwegian dances, as masurka, reinlender, springar, halling etc. The new composition has seven movements, and will be presented together with Bachs suite no. 5.
See Oslo International Church Music Festival
The label Grong musikkproduksjon presents av new cd with Henrik
Ødegaard's music for solo voices, compositions from the period
1996-2013. You will find solo pieces, songs with piano- or harp-
accompagnement, and two larger compositions for vocal ensemble.
The cd contains:
1 Antiphona I (1996) Berit Solset 3:15
2 I fred vil eg leggja meg ned (2001) Berit Opheim 7:37
3 In the bleak midwinter (2001/6) Berit Solset |
Malgorzata Milewska Sundberg 3:59
4 Ditt blåe vatn du (2004) Berit Opheim | Aasmund Nordstoga 14:48
Three blake songs (2005/6) Berit Solset | Gudrun Klakegg
5 The Lamb 3:04
6 The Tiger 2:33
7 A Cradle Song 5:10
8 Såmannen og skapningane (2009) NORDIC VOICES 15:34
9 Ave verum corpus (2010) NORDIC VOICES 12:15
10 Syng i stille morgonstunder (2013) vokalgruppen Fauna 3:31
Sound engineer:: Åsgeir Grong
Producer: Henrik Ødegaard
English translations: Keith Griggs
Grafic design: Jorunn Småland
May 12th Rheinische Frauen-Schola "Kaliomene" performed Cantus XII "Qui manducat carmen
meam" in the "Saint Michel et Gudule"-church,
Bruxelles, during the 12th Festival de Chant
Gregorien de Watou.
Conductor: Ximena González
The choir "Oslo chorale selskap" gave the world premiere to this new christmas hymn in Oslo 17th december 2014. The lyrics were written by Elias Blix.
The concert took place in the great university hall in Riga, and consisted of as many as 17 world premieres, new pieces made of composers from 17 countries! Many of the composers were present the whole week-end, invited to take part in a very nice program, with the concert satyrday evening as the peak point.