The young, but still well established trumpet soloist Tine Thing Helset performs Henrik Ødegaard´s "Antiphona VI" in the last concert of this years "Gloger Festival" in Kongsberg, Norway. In the big and very beautiful baroque churchit v will be a part og i mixed program with music composed by Roman, Mozart, Hindemith and norwegian contemporary composers.
The St. Olav festival in Trondheim has comissioned this suite in 10 movements. Trine Knutsen performed the new piece in Nidaros cathedral during the night between 28.-29. og july. The single movements introduced the different hours in the St. Olav office, and they take their melodic themes from antiphons in the office.
My instrumental pieces Antiphona" I-VI are now published by Norsk Musikforlag. In these solo compositions I have a traditional gregorian antiphone as melodic point of departure (exept in no. I). Then I have expanded the simple, diatonic motives in different ways, as to be part of a more complex tonal structure. The compositions can be performed together with the traditional antiphone (sung before the "Antiphona" is played) or on its own hand.
Here I show samples from the six pieces: