Louange II

1999; dur: 12′; Accordion, violin and cello;
Score at nb.no

Programme note:

This composition is a reflection of the atmosphere and tonality found in the fifth movement of Olivier Messiaen’s wonderful piece “Quatour pour la fin du temps”. The intention was not to re-write his music, but rather an attemt to build something new. The harmonic structure may sometimes be recognized as from Messiaen’s music, but it is generally twisted and turned into new constellations. This piece is a re-writing of the IAWM price winning piece “Louange” for violin, cello and church organ which was a commission from the St. Olav Festival in Trondheim, Norway in 1999. The accordion has a different role than the organ part in the first piece. It is more virtuoso and blends more with the string instruments.

in Norwegian:

“Louange II” er en omskriving av bestillingsverket “Louange”, skrevet til Olavsdagene i 1999. Den opprinnelige besetningen var fiolin (Arve Tellefsen), cello og kirkeorgel. Ved å bytte orgelet mot akkordeon får stykket et nytt og mer intimt preg. Referanseverk til denne komposisjonen er femte sats av Olivier Messiaens “Quatour pour la fin du temps”. Jeg har forsøkt å videreføre noen av de mest sentrale elementene i Messiaens komposisjon.

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