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Elephant in the room – Bigband version (2014)

Big band. Originally written for quintet in 2011, and arranged for big band in 2014. Listen to Quintet version (Spotify)

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Schlafe, Mein Liebster (2010)

Bigband/vocal “jazz” arrangement of the aria from the Christmas Oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach. Originally commissioned by Stavanger Jazzforum/Bjergsted Jazz Ensemble for a Christmas concert with Eva Bjerga Haugen on vocals.

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…Jul in Memoriam (2009)

A variation on “Silent Night” by Franz Gruber with Norwegian text by Erik Hillestad, but quite a step away from the original. Commisioned by Kitchen Orchestra. This piece has been quite popular and was performed 6 years in a row at Kitchen Orchestra’s annual (alternative) Christmas concert at Tou scene. Released as the B-side of the […]

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Du Grønne Glitrende Jazz God Dag (2009)

An arrangement of a traditional Norwegian Christmas song, with text by Johan Krohn to a melody by the German composer Christopher Weyse. It was originally commissioned by Kitchen Orchestra with soloists Eva Bjerga Haugen (voc) and Knut Wedø (recorder). A bit of an ironic piece, it starts out as a humoristic jazz duet between the […]

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Motion Sickness -Big band version (2014)

Bigband version of one of my own compositions from 2008. Kind of a quirky blues.

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Billie Holiday for vocals/symphony orchestra

Orchestra arrangements of jazz standards “Don’t explain”, “I thought about you”, “Strange fruit” commissioned by Stavanger Sympony Orchestra and Eva Bjerga Haugen for a matinee concert with arrangements of Billie Holiday songs. Contact me for info as I can not post excerpts due to copyright issues.

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Per Spelmann (2005)

A big band/ concert band arrangement of a Norwegian traditional folk song. Originally written for Sandnes og Stavanger Ungdomsstorband (youth big band), it has since been performed by several other bands.

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Per Spelmann (2005)

A big band/ concert band arrangement of a Norwegian traditional folk song. Originally written for Sandnes og Stavanger Ungdomsstorband (youth big band), it has since been performed by several other bands.

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