12 Okt B TOMMY ANDERSSON’S NEW CHORAL WORK – VIER LUTHER-VARIATIONEN
The work is commissioned by Stefan Parkman and Uppsala Universitets körcentrum (The Choir Centre of Uppsala University) for the quincentenary of Martin Luther’s Ninetyfive Thesis 31 October 1517, the start of the reformation.
The chorale variations make use of the texts and melodies of Martin Luther, putting them in an entirely new musical context with a dramatic and narrative approach to the words. The four movements can be performed either as a suite or individually. Total duration: c. 20 minutes.
The first performance will take place in Uppsala Domkyrka (Uppsala Cathedral, Uppsala, Sweden), 29 October 2017. Uppsala Akademiska Kammarkör, Västerås Domkyrkas Motettkör, Olle Persson (baritone), Johan Hansson Lindström (organ), Stefan Parkman (conductor).