— Organ Works

* indicates a withdrawn piece
** indicates juvenilia, withdrawn and not available

Elegy for an Angel, for organ

Date of composition: Rome/Stockholm, 22-24 July 2009
Duration: 4,5 min.
Dedication: To my dear friend Petter Axelsson; Carolina Wolff in memoriam
Publisher: Norsk Musikforlag A/S, Oslo, 2009
[Pieces for organ, No. 7] N.M.O.12751 / ISMN 979-0-065-11954-0
First performance: 27 August 2009, Katarina Church, Stockholm. Carl Adam Landström (org.)
Recording: C&S Recordings, Port Townsend & Stockholm (released 2010). Elwood Bernas (org.), St Jacob Church, Stockholm

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Adagio mesto, for organ

(Based on Mesto for organ, 1982)
Date of composition: Sjömarken, 19 August 1982, revised June 2009
Duration: 2,5 min.
Publisher: Norsk Musikforlag A/S, Oslo, 2009
[Pieces for organ, No. 5] N.M.O.12751 / ISMN 979-0-065-11954-0
First performance: August 1982, Sandhult Church. B. Tommy Andersson (org.)

Fanfare, for organ

Date of composition: 23 May 2009
Duration: 45 sec.
Dedication: To Ewa Skogström
Publisher: Norsk Musikforlag A/S, Oslo, 2009
[Pieces for organ, No. 6] N.M.O.12751 / ISMN 979-0-065-11954-0
First performance: 27 May 2009, S:t Matteus Kyrka, Stockholm. Anders Frisk (org.)
About the piece: Fanfare was composed for Ewa Skogström’s 70th birthday.

Nocturne, for organ

(Based on Canto Dolce for organ, 1990)
Date of composition: Stockholm, 4 June 1990, revised July 2008
Duration: 4 min.
Publisher: Edition Norsk Musikforlag A/S, Oslo, 2009
[Pieces for organ, No. 2] N.M.O.12751 / ISMN 979-0-065-11954-0
First Performance: 9 June 1990, Turinge Church, Nykvarn. B.Tommy Andersson (org.)
Recording: Opus 3 CD 20102 (released 2010). Mattias Wager (org.), Cathedral of Stockholm

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Prelude, for organ

(Based on Festpreludium for organ, 1983)
Date of composition: Stockholm, 19 December 1983, revised July 2008
Duration: 4 min.
Publisher: Edition Norsk Musikforlag A/S, Oslo, 2009
[Pieces for organ, No. 1] N.M.O.12751 / ISMN 979-0-065-11954-0

Processional, for organ

Date of composition: Stockholm, 9 July 2008
Duration: 5 min.
Dedication: For Håkan and Mats
Publisher: Edition Norsk Musikforlag A/S, Oslo, 2009
[Pieces for organ, No. 4] N.M.O.12751 / ISMN 979-0-065-11954-0
First performance: 16 August 2008, Stora Malm Church. Sara Wärn (org.)
About the piece: Processional was written as wedding gift for Håkan Svedell and Mats Jogvall.

Benedictus, for organ

Date of composition: Hallunda, 20 December 1992, revised June 2009
Duration: 5 min.
Dedication: To Åsa & Niklas Loman
Publisher: Edition Norsk Musikforlag A/S, Oslo, 2009
[Pieces for organ, No. 3] N.M.O.12751 / ISMN 979-0-065-11954-0
First performance: 2 January 1993, Lund.
About the piece: Benedictus was written for the wedding ceremony of Åsa and Niklas Loman in Lund, 2 January 1993. At the time, it was already clear that Åsa had a fatal brain tumour, but the couple was so strongly in love, that they wanted to get married anyway. Already on 24 June 1993, Åsa passed away, in the arms of Niklas. Benedictus was played by B. Tommy Andersson at her funeral service in Lund, 9 July 1993, a very sad moment.

* Canto dolce, for organ

Date of composition: Hallunda, 4 June 1990
Duration: 4 min.
Dedication: To Susanne & Jonas Löhnn
First performance: 9 June 1990, Turinge Church, Nykvarn. B. Tommy Andersson (org.)
About the piece: Canto dolce was composed as a wedding gift for Susanne and Jonas Löhnn and it was first performed by the composer at their wedding ceremony. In July 2008, it was revised and partly rewritten. It is now included in the collection Pieces for Organ, published by Norsk Musikforlag A/S 2009, under its new name: Nocturne. The music has also been used in a work four piano four hands, Berceuse(1991), and in Sonnet XVIII for mixed choir (2002), using the well-known words of William Shakespeare.

Procession, for organ

Date of composition: Stockholm, 18 May 1988
Duration: 2 min.
Dedication: To Ingrid Näsman & Mattias Hjalmarsson
Publisher: Swedish Music Information Centre, Stockholm
First performance: 29 May 1988, Umeå.
About the piece: Procession was composed for the wedding of Mattias Hjalmarsson (now: Sahlén) and Ingrid Näsman.

Variations on a Theme of Mozart, for organ

(based on a duet for two violins/violas with the same name, 1984)
Date of composition: Stockholm, 1 February 1984/17 May 1985, revised June 2009
1. Theme: Molto allegro
2. Var. I: Lo stesso tempo
3. Var. II: Andante con moto
4. Var. III: Allegro agitato
5. Var. IV: Moderato cantabile
6. Var. V: Finale: Molto allegro
Duration: 9 min.
Publisher: Norsk Musikforlag A/S, Oslo, 2009
[Pieces for organ, No. 8] N.M.O.12751 / ISMN 979-0-065-11954-0

* Festpreludium [Festive Prelude], for organ

Date of composition: Stockholm, 19 December 1983
Duration: 3 min.
Dedication: To Gunilla & Per-Erik Djärf
About the pieceFestpreludium was composed as a wedding gift for Gunilla and Per-Erik Djärf, and it was supposed to be played at their wedding ceremony in Vadstena, 11 February 1984. Unfortunately, it turned out that the quite small pipe organ that stood in the chapel was completely inadequate for the piece, so it was never performed on this occasion. In 2008, the piece was revised and partly rewritten and it received a new title, Prelude, in the collection Pieces for Organ, which was published by Norsk Musikforlag A/S in 2009.

* Mesto, for organ

Date of composition: Sjömarken, 19 August 1982
Duration: 2 min.

First performance: August 1982, Sandhult Church. B. Tommy Andersson (org.)
About the piece: Mesto was composed the same day as Nils Sandin, the husband of B. Tommy Andersson’s father’s aunt Karin, died. The composer has often used Mesto when he played the organ at funerals. It was also played at the funeral service for Tage Andersson, the composer’s uncle, in 1987. In June 2009, the piece was revised by the composer. It is included in the collection Pieces for Organ that was published by Norsk Musikforlag A/S in 2009, under its new name: Adagio mesto.

* Meditation, for organ

Date of composition: Sjömarken, 15 March 1982
Duration: 2 min.

** Vision, for organ

Date of composition: Sjömarken, 22 July 1980
Duration: c. 10 min.

** Offertorium [Offertory], for organ

Date of composition: Sjömarken, 20 April 1980
Duration: 6 min.
First performance: 24 May 1981, Sandhult Church. Lars-Erik Bernvill (org.)
About the piece: Offertorium was composed for (and played at) the confirmation of Eva-Lena Andersson (now: Skottborn), the sister of B. Tommy Andersson.

** Prelude and Fugue for organ, F major

Date of composition: Sjömarken, Autumn 1978
Duration: 5 min.
First performance: 20 May 1979, Sandhult Church. Lars Eric Bernvill (org.)
About the piece: Prelude and Fugue for organ was first performed at B. Tommy Andersson’s confirmation, and it was the first piece ever of B. Tommy Andersson to be performed in public, when he was 14 years old.

The photo is from the day of the first performance, showing the composer and organist Lars Eric Bernvill in conversation.