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Premiere performance of Karlfeldt setting

June 17th, 2013 | Posted by mikaelcarlsson in composition

Johannebergs Vokalensemble recently premiered my most recent choral piece, “Nu öppnar nattglim sin krona” based on a beautiful poem by Eric Axel Karlfeldt. The piece sets the colourful poem to music written in a style that in some ways pays homage to the neo-romantic Swedish tradition of choral writing, but still with a dash of modern aesthetics. The structure of the piece centers on a development in the arrangement going from 4 part, via 6 part to the final 8 part divisi. This is a piece that would benefit from being performed by a larger choral ensemble – the recording below is only 11 voices, but still very happy with the way it turned out.

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