– composer

Jon Mostad

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.

          Like a Spring Rain (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.

          Nocturne (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'.

                  Honourable mention and recommendation for performance in Svenska Mässans and Göteborgs symfonikers Nordic composition contest 1989.

          Fanfares and Arabesques (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'.

                  Honourable mention and recommendation for performance in Svenska Mässans and Göteborgs symfonikers Nordic composition contest 1989.

          The Light Shines in the Darkness... (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 (4(2)4(2)4(2)4(1)-44(1)31-4 perc. (incl. timp.) - harp - piano/celesta - str.) 1982-85.

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

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

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

                  Duration: Ca. 5'30”.

                  W.P.: Trondheim 1980.

          Towards Balance (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 Philharmonic Orchestra, cond.: Karsten Andersen. Philips 6529 130 / NC 4030. CD.: NCDB 4948.

          Song (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 Orchestra, cond.: Kjell Ingebretsen. Philips 6529 130. / NC 4030. CD: Aurora ACD 4960.

          With solo instrument:

          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.

          With recitation, vocal soloists, choir, and soundtrack:

          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. 1 h. 12'.

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

          School orchestra:

          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.


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