— Chamber Music (2–6 players)

* indicates a withdrawn piece
** indicates juvenilia, withdrawn and not available

The Secrets of Eros, for ensemble

Date of composition: Stockholm, 11 March 2010
Instrumentation: 1 flute, 1 clarinet, piano, 1 violin, 1 viola, 1 violoncello
Duration: 11 min.
Dedication: To my dear friends Magnus Svensson and Nick Atkinson
Commissioned by: Norrbottensmusiken (Ensemble NEO)
Publisher: Edition Norsk Musikforlag A/S, Oslo, 2012 (N.M.O. 13296)
available on sale:
Score (A4), N.M.O. 13296A / ISMN 979-0-065-12587-9
Set of parts (A4), N.M.O. 13296B / ISMN 979-0-065-12588-6
First performance: 15 April 2011, Studio Acusticum, Piteå. Ensemble Norrbotten NEO, conducted by Petter Sundkvist.
Recording: Studio Acusticum SA05 (released 2013). Ensemble Norrbotten NEO, Petter Sundkvist (cond.).
About the piece: In the Dutch conductor William Mengelberg’s copy of the score to Gustav Mahler’s fifth symphony, there is a text written under the first violin part in the Adagietto, like the words to a song. Nobody knows where this little poem comes from, but it is not unlikely that it could be Mahler’s own words. Maybe it is a love poem to Alma, his future wife, whom he met at the time he was composing the symphony, and he fell madly in love with this nineteen years younger woman.
xxxThe words are: “Wie ich Dich Liebe, Du meine Sonne, Ich kann mit Worten Dir’s nicht sagen. Nur meine Sehnsucht Kann ich Dir klagen Und meine Liebe, Meine Wonne”. (How I love thee, Thou, my sun. I can’t tell you in words. Only my longing Can I pour out to thee, And my love. My rapture.)
This would have been a secret love message, if it was true. We will never know for sure, but it is a sweet thought. We also know that when Mahler made his first plans for the eighth symphony, this great manifesto of creativity and love, the fourth and last section was intended to be called Hymn: The Birth of Eros. The title of this piece was inspired from these two facts.
xxxThe Secrets of Eros is an hommage to Mahler, 150 years after his birth, and the music consists of variations on the theme from the well-known Adagietto.

Lyssna på ljudklipp (mp3)

Games for Giton, for wind quintet

Date of composition: Stockholm, 11 September 2002
Instrumentation: 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 horn, 1 bassoon
Duration: 10 min.
Dedication: To my friend Jens Rosén
Commissioned by: Sundsvall Wind Quintet
Publisher: Edition Norsk Musikforlag A/S, Oslo, 2009 (N.M.O.12734)
available on sale:
Score (A4), N.M.O.12734A / ISMN 979-0-065-11921-2
Set of parts (A4), N.M.O.12734B / ISMN 979-0-065-11922-9
About the piece: Games for Giton is inspired by the novel Satyricon by Gaius Petronius, a Roman writer who died 66 A.D. The principal characters of the story are three young men, Encolpius, Ascyltos and Giton. The rather indelicate story consists of several amusing, passionate and odd episodes involving them and people they meet. Giton is described as “a beautiful young man, sixteen years old, with curly hair and fine complexion”. Almost everybody he meets desires him, and he willingly lets them believe that their feelings towards him are reciprocated. But he turns out to be rather unreliable. He plays games with all of them and takes advantage of them.
xxxThat is the background to the title of the piece. But the piece is not meant to be ’program music’ in the sense that it tries to tell a story. It is merely a virtuoso concert piece for five wind players, in the spirit of Petronius’s novel. The music is powerful, rhythmical, wild and noisy, but it also contains several oases of tenderness and passion. In Games for Giton — as in the orchestral piece Satyricon (to which this work is related), I make use of a slightly modified version of an authentic melody from the ancient Greek-Roman period; Song of Seikolos, from about 200—100 B.C.

Lyssna på ljudklipp (mp3)

Betraktelse över en psalm [Reflection on a Hymn] for brass quintet

Date of composition: Stockholm, 9 September 1994; revised 15 February 1995
Instrumentation: 2 trumpets, 1 horn, 1 trombone, 1 tuba
Duration: 3 min.
Dedication: Sven-Erik Bäck in memoriam
Commissioned by: Brassa Nova
First performance: September 1994 (first version). Brassa Nova (brass quintet in Borås)
About the piece: Based on the hymn Du som gick före oss (Swedish Hymn No. 74, text: Olof Hartmann 1968, music: Sven-Erik Bäck 1959). The first version was for voice (=the hymn) and brass quintet; the second version is for brass quintet without voice.

Berceuse, for piano four hands

(transcription of Canto dolce for organ, 1990)
Date of composition: Hallunda, 1 January 1991
Duration: 4 min.
Dedication: To Helena Gabrielsson & Björn Persson

Dark Shadows, for tenor recorder and marimba

Date of composition: Stockholm, 5 March 1990
- Percussion instruments (one player): marimba, Thai-gong in E, very deep and rich tam-tam.
Duration: 10 min.
Dedication: To Berenike Munthe & Markus Leoson
Publisher: Swedish Music Information Centre, Stockholm
About the piece: Dark Shadows is based on the song Flow my Tears of  John Dowland.

Lyssna på ljudklipp (mp3)

Notturno, for violoncello and organ

Date of composition: Stockholm, 26 July 1989
Duration: 5 min.
Dedication: To Lotta & Henrik Petersen
Publisher: Swedish Music Information Centre, Stockholm
First performance: 5 August 1989, Karlberg Palace, Stockholm. Mats Olofsson (vlc.), B. Tommy Andersson (org.)
About the piece: Notturno was composed as wedding gift for Lotta and Henrik Petersen. The same day as it was played at their wedding ceremony at Karlberg Palace in Stockholm, Bengt Andersson, the father of B. Tommy Andersson, died in Borås. Mats Olofsson and the composer played the piece at the funeral service in Sandared Kyrka, 16 August 1989.

A Bed of Roses, for five percussionists

Choreographic Fantasia for Percussion Ensemble
Date of composition: Stockholm, 25 May 1989
- Percussion instruments: Perc. I: large bass drum, 3 bongos, vibraphone; Perc. II: 3 congas, 5 brake-drums, 2 low Thai-gongs in F and B natural; Perc. III: large tam-tam, tambourine, crotales; Perc. IV: 5 tom-toms, large suspended cymbal, suspended tambourine, 2 sleigh-bells (grelots) in different pitches, tubular bells; Perc. V: 2 very low timpani, 5 muted Paiste-gongs.
Duration: 10 min.
Commissioned by: Framnäs Percussion Ensemble
Publisher: Swedish Music Information Centre, Stockholm
First performance: 2 July 1989, Framnäs Folkhögskola. Framnäs percussion ensemble (Tomas Nilsson, Anders Andersson, Johan Eriksson, Roger Bergström, Urban Lindé), Leif Karlsson (cond.)

Conflicts, for five percussionists

Date of composition: Stockholm, 7 May 1988
- Percussion instruments: Perc. I: 5 almglocken, medium bass drum, logdrum (2 pitches); Perc. II: 3 small gongs, 5 tom-toms, castanets, wooden hammer; Perc. III: 5 flower pots, large bass drum, claves, whip; Perc. IV: tam-tam, 5 tom-toms, 3 wood-blocks, castanets; Perc. V: 2 resting-bells (Dobachi), 5 Chinese temple-blocks, wooden-chimes.
Duration: 13 min.
Dedication: To my friend Anders Dahlstedt
Commissioned by: Framnäs Percussion Ensemble
Publisher: Swedish Music Information Centre, Stockholm
First performance: 11 July 1988, Framnäs Folkhögskola. Framnäs percussion ensemble (Johan Eriksson, Magnus Einarsson, Thomas Isaksson, Roger Bergström, Anders Andersson), Einar Nielsen (cond.)

Impromptu, for clarinet (or flute) and vibraphone

Date of composition: Stockholm, 1 June 1987
Duration: 5 min.
Dedication: To Carolina & Joakim Anterot
Publisher: Edition Norsk Musikforlag A/S, Oslo, Norway, 2012 (N.M.O.13261)
available on sale: Score & parts [clar., vibr., fl.] (A4), N.M.O.13261 / ISMN 979-0-065-12547-3
First performance: 26 November 1988, Vasalundsteatern, Solna. Carolina Anterot (clar), Joakim Anterot (vibr).
Recording: Nosag CD 029 (released 2003). Kinga Práda (flute), Markus Leoson (vibr.)
About the piece: This piece was originally composed for clarinet and vibraphone as a wedding gift to the musician couple Carolina and Joakim Anterot. In 1995 the percussionist Markus Leoson and the flute player Gunilla von Bahr asked the composer to prepare a version for flute and vibraphone.

Lyssna på ljudklipp (mp3)

Sonata for percussion and piano

Date of composition: Stockholm/Sjömarken/Stockholm, 3 January 1987
- Percussion instruments (one player): 4 tom-toms, 2 bongos, side drum, suspended cymbal, crotale in B natural, xylophone.
1. Andante misterioso
2. Vivace
3. Lento
4. Agitato
Duration: 17 min.
Dedication: To Jonas Koch
Commissioned by: Jonas Koch
Publisher: Swedish Music Information Centre, Stockholm
First performance: on a tour in February 1987. Jonas Koch (perc.), Mårten Landström (pno.)

Lyssna på ljudklipp (mp3)

Three Canons for three doublebasses

Date of composition: Stockholm, 20 October 1986
1. Allegro con brio
2. Andante
3. Gigue: Presto
Duration: 3 min.
Dedication: To Jonas Dominique (on his 22nd birthday)

Sonata for horn (or violoncello) and piano

Date of composition: Sjömarken/Stockholm, 11 augusti 1985
1. Misterioso, a piacere —Allegro energico
2. Lento
3. Vivace
Duration: 20 min.
Dedication: To Christer Thörnqvist
Publisher: Swedish Music Information Centre, Stockholm

* Fanfare, for clarinet and trumpet

Date of composition: Grinda, 20 May 1984
Duration: 2 min.
Dedication: To Maria Wilson & Håkan Borg
First performance: on a tour in the Summer of 1984. Håkan Borg (clar.), Maria Wilson (trp.)

Variations on a Theme of Mozart, for two violas

Date of composition: Stockholm, 1 February 1984 (originally for two violins)
Arranged for two violas in May 1984
1. Theme: Allegro
2. Var. I: L’istesso tempo
3. Var. II: Andante
4. Var. III:Vivace
5. Var. IV: Moderato
6. Finale: Tempo primo
Duration: 10 min.
Dedication: To Amus Kerstin Andersson & Henrik Petersen
Publisher: Swedish Music Information Centre, Stockholm
First performance: October 1984, Malmö University College of Music. Björn Carlén & Ulf Åberg (violas)

„Nur ein bisschen sonderbar”, for oboe and piano

Date of composition: Stockholm, 16 October 1983
Duration: 2 min.
Dedication: To Eva Lauenstein, on her birthday
Publisher: Swedish Music Information Centre, Stockholm

Divertimento, for viola, trombone and cello

Date of composition: Stockholm, 18 September 1983
7 Movements
Duration: 10 min.
Dedication: To Ivo Nilsson & Magnus Lanning-Ekenborn
Publisher: Swedish Music Information Centre, Stockholm
First performance: 19 November 1983, Royal College of Music, Stockholm. B. Tommy Andersson (vla.), Ivo Nilsson (tbn.), Magnus Lanning-Ekenborn (vlc.)

Duetto per fagotto e contrafagotto

Date of composition: Lund, 24 June 1983
3 Movements
Duration: 6 min.
Dedication: To Niklas Loman & Patrik Bartosch
Publisher: Swedish Music Information Centre, Stockholm
First performance: 27 June 1983, Town Hall, Lund. Niklas Loman (bn.), Patrik Bartosch (dbn.)
About the piece: Duetto is a humoristic piece that was composed as a gift to two musician friends, based on themes from orchestral works of various composers that were played by Nordiska Ungdomsorkestern 1983. B. Tommy Andersson was a viola player in the orchestra.

Insieme III, for clarinet, horn, 2 violas and doublebass

Date of composition: Sjömarken, 29 May 1983
Duration: 6 min.
Publisher: Swedish Music Information Centre, Stockholm
First performance: 8 May 1989, Royal College of Music, Stockholm. Anders Gustafsson (clar), Staffan Lundén-Welden (hn), Fredrik Anderberg & Mikael Sjögren (vla), Anders Öberg (db), B.Tommy Andersson (cond.)

Lyssna på ljudklipp (mp3)

Incidental music to Molière’s Don Juan, for flute and viola

Date of composition: Sjömarken, 1 May 1983
1. Prelude
2. Intermezzo I (before act 2)
3. Scene (act 2, scene 3; Pierrot & Don Juan)
4. Scene (act 2, scene 4; Charlotte & Mathurine)
5. Intermezzo II (before act 3)
6. Scene (act 3, scene 3; Don Juan, Don Carlos, and three other men)
7. Scene (act 3, scene 5; The opening of the tomb —the statue moves)
8. Intermezzo III (before act 4)
9. Scene (act 4, scene 7; Don Juan, Sganarelle, Servants)
10. Scene (act 4, scene 7; Don Juan, Sganarelle & the statue)
11. Intermezzo IV (before act 5)
12. Final Scene (act 5, scene 4—6; Don Juan, Sganarelle, the statue)
Duration: 20 min.
Dedication: To Mira Patoka (B. Tommy Andersson’s piano teacher at Borås Music School)
Commissioned by: Bo Jonsson (teacher of Language and Drama at Bäckängskolan, Borås)
Publisher: Swedish Music Information Centre, Stockholm
First performance: May 1983, Bäckängskolan, Borås. Annelie Brunegård (flute), B. Tommy Andersson (vla.)
About the piece: The music was composed for a theatre production of Molière’s Don Juan at Bäckängskolan in Borås, in May 1983.

* Insieme II, for flute and viola

Date of composition: Sjömarken, 1 October 1982
Duration: 1 min.

Chorale, for brass quartet

Date of composition: Sjömarken, 3 July 1982
Instrumentation: 2 Trumpets, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone
Duration: 1,5 min.
Publisher: Swedish Music Information Centre, Stockholm

* Insieme, for viola and percussion

Date of composition: Sjömarken, 14 April 1982
- Percussion instruments (one player): marimba, bass drum, 4 tom-toms, suspended cymbal.
5 Movements
Duration: 10 min.

Episoder [Episodes] for string quartet

Date of composition: Sjömarken, 26 February 1982
5 Movements
Duration: 8 min.
Publisher: Swedish Music Information Centre, Stockholm
First performance: 24 June 1982, at ‘Kulturen’ in Lund, Sweden. Lars Kvensler & Beatrice Schumacher (violins), B. Tommy Andersson (viola), Troels Svane Hermansen (cello)

* Fem sidor av ett tema [Five Aspects of a Theme], for wind sextet

Date of composition: Sjömarken, 15 February 1981
Instrumentation: flute, oboe (doubling cor anglais), clarinet, horn, 2 bassoons
(and an extra double bassoon, ad lib.)
1. Marcia
2. Canto
3. Valse
4. Elegie
5. Finale
Duration: 20 min.
First performance: 20 June 1983, at ‘Kulturen’ in Lund. Sweden. Wind ensemble from Nordic Youth Orchestra: Henrik Månberg (fl.), Bodil Rummelhoff (ob.), Johan Alm (clar.), Ola Nilsson (hn.), Niklas Loman, Karin Trawén (bn.), Patrik Bartosch (dbn.), B. Tommy Andersson (cond.)

** Allegro marcato, C minor, for viola and doublebass

Date of composition: Sjömarken, Summer 1980
Duration: 3 min.

** Duos for flute and doublebass

Date of composition: Sjömarken, 28 June 1978
1. Andantino, G major
2. Allegro, C major
3. Adagio, D major
Duration: 7 min.
Dedication: To Magnus Sjögren

** String Quartet in G major

Date of composition: Sjömarken, Spring 1978
1. Allegro ma non troppo
2. Adagio cantabile
3. Allegro
Duration: 15 min.

** Sonata for violin and piano

Date of composition: Sjömarken, Summer 1977
1. Andante
2. Andante
3. Moderato
Duration: 15 min.

** Andante and Allegro, for three violins

Date of composition: Sjömarken, Summer 1976
Duration: 4 min.

** Duos for violin and doublebass

Date of composition: Sjömarken, 1976—78
1. Allegro, D major
2. Tempo di valse, C major
3. Adagio, D major
4. Menuet, D minor
5. Andante, D major
6. Moderato, G major
7. Allegro ma non troppo, C major
Duration: c. 25 min.

** Duos for two violins

Date of composition: Sjömarken, 1975—76
1. Allegro, G major
2. Andante, C major
3. Allegro, D major
4. Andantino, G major
Duration: c. 10 min.