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Jon Mostad

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Arrangements and very short compositions, e.g. strophic choral songs, are not included. W.P.=World premiere; NRK=Norwegian State Broadcasting; note that dates are given in English (not American) manner: dd.mm.yyyy.

Where no other publisher is mentioned, scores and other material are available from the National Library of Norway Sheet Music.

          Tweets & Blogs. 6 Small Pieces for Piano, compiled and completed 2017.

                  Duration: Ca. 16', (1'30"+3'10"+1'45"+2'20"+3'45"+3'20").

          You Have Searched Me, LORD (Psalm 139, 1-18; 23-24) for mixed choir SSAATTBB and violoncello, 2016.

                  Duration: Ca. 12’45‟.

                  Text (Engl.): The Bible, NIV.

                  W.P.: Greåker 16.09.2018

          Five for One for violoncello solo, 2016.

                  Duration: Ca. 11’30".

                  W.P.: Moss, 04.11.2017.

          Naar Sol gaar ned (At Sunset) for soprano voice and wind ensemble, 2014.

                  Text (Norw.): Freely after Bj. Bjørnson.

                  Commissioned by Ny musikk Østfold for The Norwegian Wind Ensemble.

                  Duration: 2’10”.

                  W.P.: Halden, 04.03, 2015.

          Two Miniatures for organ, 2014.

                  Duration: Ca. 5’ (2’25‟+2’35‟)

          String Quartet No. 2, 2012-2013.

                  Duration: Ca. 15’30‟.

                  W.P.: Fredrikstad, 08.03.2015.

                  Publ.: Norsk Musikforlag A/S, Oslo.

          Introduction and Hymn for organ, 2012/2013

                  Duration: Ca. 8’30‟ (2’30‟+5’55‟)

          Fri meg, Herre (Psalm 140,2-7;13-14) for mixed choir SATB and organ, 2012.

                  Text (Norw.): The Bible, NO 2011.

                  English version: Rescue me, Lord, 2015.

                  Text (Engl.): The Bible, NIV.

                  Duration: Ca. 5’.

                  Publ.: Cantando musikkforlag, Stavanger.

          A Company of the Heavenly Host for wind ensemble, 2011-2012.

                  Duration: Ca. 3'30".

          Not Quite Solo for violoncello and electronics, 2010.

                  Duration: Ca. 12'20‟

                  Commissioned by Ny musikk Østfold.

                  W.P.: Sarpsborg, 21.11.2010.

          His Face was like the Sun for symphonic band, 2009-2010.

                  Duration: Ca. 10’20‟.

                  Commissioned by Ny musikk Østfold for The Norwegian Wind Ensemble.

                  W.P.: Halden, 12.03.2010.

          Bønn, bekjennelse og lovprisning (Prayer, Confesssion, and Praise. Music to Traditional Liturgy) for mixed choir and organ 2009.

                  Text (Norw.): Liturgy of the Church of Norway.                                                                                                                     

                  Duration: Ca. 17’15” (2’05”+2’35”+4’55”+2’40“+5’.)

                  Commissioned by Nidaros Cathedral Choir.

                  W.P.(except 3. “Jeg tror”): Trondheim, 08.11.2009.

                  Publ.: Norsk Musikforlag A/S, Oslo.

          String Quartet No. 1: Three Introductions and an Essay, 2007-2009.

                  Duration: 20'15"

                  W.P.: Moss 14.03.2010

                  Publ.: Norsk Musikforlag A/S, Oslo.

          With a Taste of "Ballade" for symphonic band, 2006-2007.

                  Duration 3'35".

                  Commissioned by Ny musikk Østfold for The Norwegian Wind Ensemble.

                  W.P.: Moss 04.03.2007.

          Shout for Joy to the Lord. Psalm 100 for mixed choir SSAATB, 2006.

                  Duration: Ca. 4'10".

                  Text (Engl.): The Bible (NIV).

                  Publ.: Cantando musikkforlag, Stavanger.

          Värmland – a Sound Poem, 2-channel soundtrack, 2005 .New version 2007, 2-channel and 5.1.

                  Duration: 10'29".

                  W.P.: Fredrikstad 09.11.2007 (-07 version.)

          Were You There,When They Crucified My Lord? The Story of Jesus’ Suffering, Death, and Resurrection According to St. Mark for narrator, vocal

                  soloists (S,T,B), mixed choir, and orchestra (2(1)2(1)2(1)1 - 222(1)0 -2 - perc. - piano - strings - soundtrack), 1998-2003     

                  (Soundtrack completed 2005; revisions of the score 2011; 2014-15.)                 

                  Duration: Ca. 71-72'.

                  Text (Engl.): The Bible (NIV) and negro spiritual.  

          Like the Sound of Rushing Waters for piano solo, 1995/98.

                  Duration: Ca. 5’.

                  W.P.: Bergen 23.05-1999.

                  Publ.: Norsk Musikforlag A/S, Oslo.     

          Two Psalms for mixed choir, SSAATTBB, 1997.

                  1: O Sing To the Lord a New Song (Psalm 96)

                  2: The Lord Is My Shepherd (Psalm 23)

                  Duration: Ca.10'25”  ( 6'10” + 4'15”)

                  Text (Engl.): The Bible (RSV).

                  W.P.: Helsinki, Finland 26.09.2000.

                  Recording: The Norwegian Soloists` Choir, cond.: Grete Pedersen, Aurora ACD 5022.

                  Publ. Cantando musikkforlag, Stavanger.

          Mer enn seier (More than victory; Rom. 8,37-39) for choir SSA and organ, 1996.

                  Text (Norw.): The Bible, NB.

                  Duration: Ca. 2'10”.

                  W.P.: Fredrikstad 22.06.1996.

                  Recording: Sancti Amici, cond.: Minna Wesslund SA-2016.

                  Publ. Cantando musikkforlag, Stavanger.

          Out of the Tempest for violoncello and piano, 1993-96.

                  Duration: ca. 7’45”.

                  W.P.: Bergen 04.11.1997.

                  Publ.: Norsk Musikforlag A/S, Oslo.     

          Himmelhuska (The Swing of Heaven) for mezzosoprano/barytone and piano, 1995.

                  Text (Norw.): Åse Follerås Mostad.

                  Duration: Ca. 1’10”.

          Terje Vigen for recitation, choir SSA, and wind band, 1994-95.

                  Duration, music only: ca. 17-18’; Total  duration incl. text: 30-35’.

                  Text (Danish): Henrik Ibsen.

                  Commissioned by Kråkerøy School Band.

                  W.P.: Fredrikstad 19.03.1995.

          Peer Gynt, Incidental music for Ibsen’s drama with secondary school drama and music group, 1993-94 for soprano group, talking chorus,

                  mezzosopr.solo, 2 Fl., trp., perc., synthesizers, guitar (el. and acoust.), el.-bass, 1993.

                  Duration ca. 20-25".

                  W.P.: Fredrikstad 31.01.1994.

          Herre, vår Herre (O Lord, Our Lord; Psalm 8) for mixed choir, SSAATTBB, 1992-93.

                  Duration: Ca. 9'.

                  Text (Norw. and Hebrew): The Bible, NB.

                  W.P.: Oslo 10.05.1994.

          Like a Spring Rain for orchestra (2222 - 4331 - timp. - 2 perc. - harp - str. - unison congregation singing ad lib. - el. bass ad lib.), 1992.

                  Includes arrangement of Roberth Johansson: “He Will Come Upon Us”. Duration: Ca.4'35”-5'.

                  W.P.: Oslo, 1993.

          Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra (2(1)12(1)1 - 2110 - 2 perc. - piano - 4 vl., 2vle., 2 vcl., 2 db.; alternative version with orchestral string

                  section. 1988-90.

                  Duration: Ca. 22'-22'15”.

                  Commissioned by Oslo Sinfonietta.

                  Recording: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, cond.: Michel Swierczewski. Solo: Øystein Birkeland, Aurora ACD 4978.

          Saksgrammatikken (Grammar of the Agenda) for mixed choir, 1990.

                  Text (Norw.): Einar Økland.

                  Duration: Ca. 2'45-50”.

          Pusteøvelse (Breathing Exercise) for male choir, 1990.

                  Text. (Norw.): Rolf Jacobsen.

                  Duration: Ca. 2'40”- 3'.

                  Publ. Norsk Musikforlag A/S, Oslo.

                  Recording: Christiania mannskor, cond.: Marius Skjølaas, LAWO Classics LWC 1076.

          The Enchanted Piano for piano and tape. 1987-89.

                  Duration: Ca. 4'20”.

                  W.P.: Totnes, England, 30.07.2001.

          Nocturne for orchestra (3(1)3(1)3(1)3(1) - 4331 - 4 perc. (incl. timp.) - harp - piano and celesta (one player) - str.)1988, orchestration revised 2001

                  (= “1. Room” from “House”).

                  Duration: Ca. 8'30”-9'.

                  Recommended for performance in Svenska Mässans and Göteborgs symfonikers Nordic composition contest 1989.

          Fanfares and Arabesques for orchestra (4(1)4(1)4(2)4(1) - 4431 - 4 perc. (incl. timp.) - harp - piano - str.) 1988 (composed from “Entrance” and

                  “2. Room” from "House”.)

                  Duration: Ca. 13'.

                  Recommended for performance in Svenska Mässans and Göteborgs symfonikers Nordic composition contest 1989.

          Nærmere (Nearer), tape.1987.

                  Duration: 7'21”.

                  Commissioned by NRK/TV.

                  W.P.: Bergen 1988.

          I Gamlebyen (In the Old Town), miniature suite for school orchestra (variable instrumentation, the score written for 2 fl., 2 cl., fr. hn., trp., trbn., perc.,

                  piano, str. 1986-87.

                  Duration: Ca. 8'05”-8'25”.

                  Commissioned by the orchestra of Fredrikstad Municipal Music School.

                  W.P.: Fredrikstad 1988.

          The Light Shines in the Darkness... for orchestra (4(1)4(1)4(1)4(1) - 4431 - timp. - 4 perc. - harp - piano/celesta -str.) 1986.

                  Duration: Ca.12'.

                  Commissioned by Ungdomssymfonikerne (The Norwegian National Youth Orchestra).

                  W.P.: Elverum 1986.

                  Recording: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, cond.: Michel Swierczewski. Aurora ACD 4978.

          House for orchestra (4(2)4(2)4(2)4(1)-44(1)31-4 perc. (inkl. timp.) - harp - piano/celesta - str.) 1982-85.

                  Duration: Ca. 25'30” - 26'.  

                  Recording: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, cond.: Michel Swierczewski. Aurora ACD 4978.

          Sanger i den siste tid (Songs for the End of Time) for mixed choir and organ.1984.

                  Texts: (Norw.) The Bible.

                  Duration: Ca.7'.

                  Commissioned by NOMUS for the Church Music Year 1985.

                  Publ. Norsk Musikforlag, Oslo.

          Two Church Pictures for guitar solo, 1984.

                  Duration: Ca. 9'30” - 10'.

                  W.P.: BBC/radio, 1985.

                  Recorded in film with the same title, produced by Karivold Film, Fredrikstad.

          Det dagas i den gamla katedralen (Dawning in the Old Cathedral) for organ and tape.1983-84. New version of the tape part 1987; digitised and

                  edited 2010.

                  Text  (Swedish, in the tape part): Ylva Eggehorn, read by Inger Heinerborg.

                  Organ material for the tape part played by Asbjørn Myrås.

                  Duration: Ca.17'20”.

                  Commissioned by Ny musikk, Rogaland.

                  W.P.: Stavanger  24.02.1985 (1983-84 version).

          Amsterdam Trio. 3 Movements for 3 Guitars. 1983.

                  Duration: Ca. 14'.

                  Commissioned by Amsterdams Gitaartrio.

                  W.P.: Oslo 1984.

          Det finns ett svar för dig.. (There is an Answer for You..), 3 songs for mezzosoprano/barytone and piano, 1983.

                  (Transcription of «Fråga och svar» part II.) Version for soprano/tenor and piano 1990.

                  Text (Swedish): Ylva Eggehorn.  

                  Duration: Ca. 8'.  

                  W.P.: Inderøy, 1990 (S/T version.)

          Two Sketches and a Landscape for piano. 1980-82.

                  Duration: Ca. 15'.

                  The two first movements commissioned by NRK/radio 1980.

                  W.P.: (The entire work): NRK/radio Febr.1983. Sketch I-II only: NRK/radio Febr.1981.

          JESUS ÄLSKAR DIG/JESUS ELSKER DEG (JESUS LOVES YOU; Swe. and Norw. version) for mixed ch., el. organ (alt.: Pipe organ with swell), and

                  el.- bass 1981.

                  Text (Swedish): Ylva Eggehorn. Norw. version: Transl. by Alfred Hauge.

                  Duration: 3'-3'10”.

          Fråga och svar (Question and Answer) for tenor and guitar, 1980.

                  Texts (Swedish): Hjalmar Gullberg and Ylva Eggehorn.

                  Duration: Ca. 14'.

                  Commissioned by Ny musikk, Tromsø.

                  W.P.: Finnsnes, Oct.1981.     

          Song for 3 for flute, clarinet, and french horn, 1979.

                  Duration: 7'05”.

                  W.P.: Fredrikstad 1979.

          I'm Getting Ready for the Marriage Feast.. Music to Visions From the Revelation of St. John. For organ with vocal group ad lib., 1979.

                  Duration: Ca. 18'30”.

          Canon for mixed choir, SSAATB, 1978.

                  Duration: Ca. 5'25”.

          Prelude for orchestra (2(2)222 - 423(1)1 - 2 perc. - str.), 1978.

                  Duration: Ca. 5'30”.

                  W.P.: Trondheim 1980.

          Towards Balance for orchestra (3(1)33 (2)2 - 433(1)1 - 4 perc. incl. timp. - harp - piano/celesta (1 player) - str.), 1977-78.

                  Duration: Ca. 11'-11'30”.

                  W.P.: NRK/radio 1980.

                  Recording: Bergen Symph. Orchestra, cond.: Karsten Andersen. Philips 6529 130. /NC 4030. CD.: NCDB 4948

          OÅAØYÆEI. Harmonic study for male choir, 1976.

                  Duration: Ca. 3'.

                  Publ. Musik-Husets Forlag A/S, Oslo.

          I butikkenes skoger (In the Forests of the Shops) for male choir, 1976.

                  Text (Norw.): Rolf Jacobsen.

                  Duration: Ca. 1'45”.

                  3rd prize in Amandus Schibsteds Fond til Mandssangens Fræmme's composition contest 1980.

                  W.P.: Oslo, 19.06.2014.

                  Publ. Norsk Musikforlag A/S, Oslo.

                  Recording: Christiania mannskor, cond.: Marius Skjølaas, LAWO Classics LWC 1076.

          Mitt hjerte alltid vanker for double mixed ch., 2 x SABar., sopr. solo, clarinet, alto sax., and organ, 1976.

                  Text (Norw.): Brorson / Landstads rev. salmebok, The Bible.

                  Duration: Ca. 5'30”-5'50”.

                  W.P.: Fredrikstad, 1992.

                  Publ. Norsk Musikforlag, Oslo.

          Bånsull (Lullaby) for soprano, pianist (piano and harpsichord,) two perc., 1975.  

                  Text (Norw.): Tor Obrestad and folk song from Setesdal in tradition according to Siri Bakke.

                  Duration: ca. 15'.

                  Commissioned by Ny musikk, Oslo.

                  W.P.: Oslo 1976.

          Min fred gir jeg dere (My Peace I Give To You) for mixed ch., 4 trombones, 2 perc., organ and 10 solo strings (or string orchestra), 1973-75.

                  Texts (Norw.): The Bible and political slogans.

                  Duration: Ca. 19'30”-20'.

          Den sommeren (That Summer) 3 songs for children's(/women's) choir, 1973.

                  Texts (Norw.): Inger Hagerup.

                  Duration: Ca. 4'  

                  W.P.: 1978/1983.

                  Publ. Musik-Husets Forlag A/S, Oslo.

          Twin Piece(-s) for doublebass solo, 1973.

                  Duration: Ca. 4'30”.

          Song for orchestra(3(1)3(1)3(1)3(1) - 433(1)1 - timp .- 3 perc.- celesta - harp - str.), 1973.

                  Duration: Ca. 7'30”.

                  W.P.: Piteå, Sweden 1974.

                  Recording: London Philharmonic Orch. cond.: Kjell Ingebretsen. Philips 6529 130. / NC 4030. CD: Aurora ACD 4960.

          Generalen (The General) for voice (Bar.), mixed ch., flute, clar., 2 bassoons, 2 perc., 1972.

                  Text (Swe.): Johanna Schwarz.

                  Duration: Ca. 4'30”.

                  W.P.: Oslo 1973.

          Two Pieces for Organ, 1971/72.

                  Duration: Ca.13'.

                  W.P.: Oslo 1973.

          Two texts from «Spårvagnslektyr»  for mezzosoprano/barytone and piano, 1970/71. Version for soprano/tenor and piano 1990.

                  Duration: Ca.4'15”.

                  Text (Swe.): Johanna Schwarz.

                  W.P.: Inderøy, July 1990 (soprano/tenor version.)

          Amateur Music, 5 small pieces for piano, 1970. New version 1974.

                  Duration: Ca.15'.  

                  W.P.: Oslo 1971.

          Poem for piano, 1963-65.

                  Duration: Ca. 6'30”.

          Music for the film «Menighetsfakultetet, i går, i dag, i morgen» for alto recorder, oboe, trumpet, cello and piano; one short piece for organ solo, 1964.

                  Duration:  ca.10'.

                  Recorded on the film’s soundtrack.



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