PREMIERES


WORLD PREMIERES:

New music for soprano saxophone dedicated to* and premiered by Anders Paulsson:

2017

Anders Paulsson Kumulipo Reflections for Hawai´i Symphony Orchestra conducted by Grammy Award winning JoAnn Falletta and Native Kahu Aaron Mahi performing the Native Hawaiian Creation Chant Kumulipo.

World Premiere at Blaisdell Concert Hall, Honolulu, April 1st & 2nd.

Jörgen Dafgård* Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra.

Jönköpings Sinfonietta conducted by Johannes Gustavsson.

World Premiere January 29th.

2016

David Conte* Elegy for soprano saxophone & piano

World Premiere November 19, Jokkmokks Gamla Kyrka

with Kristina Shtegman, piano

Thomas Simaku My Beautiful Morea

for soprano saxophone & piano

World Premiere November 19, Jokkmokks Gamla Kyrka

with Kristina Shtegman, piano

Anders Paulsson Pleiades for Saxophone Quartet

World Premiere, October 22, Kungsholms Kyrka, Stockholm

2015

Kalevi Aho*  Concerto for soprano saxophone & chamber orchestra*

World Premiere: November 11, Rovaniemi, Finland

Lapland Chamber Orchestra, John Storgårds conductor

Bob Mintzer* Off the Cuff * for soprano saxophone solo

World Premiere: March 3, Swedish Embassy, Pretoria, South Africa

Anders Hillborg Plainsong & Echoes

First performance:  version for soprano sax and string quintet

February 13, Kungliga Musikhögskolan, Stockholm

Kjell Andersson* Spinal Encore

World Premiere: February 13, Kungliga Musikhögskolan, Stockholm
Anders Paulsson soprano sax
Matilda Norlöv, violin
Alva Press, violin
Johan Höglind, viola
Filip Lundberg, violoncell
Fredrik Wadman, doublebass

2014

Henrik Måwe* Dragtime in W

for soprano saxophone, violin, piano, bass & drums

World Premiere: Confidencen Castle Theatre, June 17, 2014

Svante Henryson* En Vapenvägrares Historia

for soprano saxophone, violin, piano, bass & drums

World Premiere: Confidencen Castle Theatre, June 17, 2014

2013

Anders Paulsson Celebration Suite 

Celebrating 20 years of Democracy in South Africa

World Premiere: September 25, Soweto Theatre, South Africa

Miagi Youth Orchestra, Tshepo Tsotetsi, conductor

European Premiere: June 29, 2014

Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Brandon Phillips conductor

Hayk Melikyan* Le berger infidéle

for soprano saxophone, violin, cello, harpsichord & piano

World Premiere: Confidencen Castle Theatre, June 13, 2013

2012

Rolf Martinsson* 

GOLDEN HARMONY, Concerto for soprano saxophone & orchestra

World Première with Symfoniorkestern NorrlandsOperan,

Christoph Altstaedt, conductor

NorrlandsOperan, Umeå, Sweden, September 6, 2012

Co-commissioned and generously funded by DalaSinfoniettan & NorrlandsOperan

2010

Ad Wammes* FAITH for soprano saxophone & organ, ArgumentPrièreReconciliationRejoice

World Première with Andrew Canning

at Lutherse Kerk, Groningen, Netherlands, October 22, 2010

2009

Sven Hagvil* Andante Largamente & Vivo e grazioso ur Colori d´ell Anima

Vadstena Klosterkyrka, October 17, 2009

Charlotte Hasselqvist* Vad Du är skön min älskade

for S.t Matteus Choir, soprano sax, piano & bass, Sonny Jansson, conductor

June 14, 2009,

2008

Anders Eliasson Concerto for soprano saxophone & orchestra

(adaptation by the composer of the altosax version

commissioned and premiered by John-Edward Kelly in 2003)

World Premiere of soprano saxophone version:

September 4, 2008 Symfoni Orkestern Norrlands Operan, Mei-Ann Chen

2007

Sven Hagvil* Symphony of Solitarities

for soprano saxophone & mixed choir, Karin Oldgren

World Première: St. Johannes Kyrka, March 24, 2007. published by www.ejeby.se

2006

Astor Piazzolla Milonga for Three, for soprano saxophone & orchestra; first performance of arrangement by Anders Högstedt

St.Petersburg Philharmonic, Fabio Mastrangelo

2005

Nils Lindberg* Mythological Portraits for soprano saxophone & orchestra;

Prolog – Tömpkal Randa – FösskalEpilog

durata: 27´

World Premiere September 22, 2005, DalaSinfoniettan, Bjarte Engesett conductor

Generously funded by DalaSinfoniettan

David Chaitkin*(USA) Concerto for soprano saxophone and orchestra

World Premiere: March 3, 2005, Stockton Symphony Orchestra,U.S.A., Peter Jaffe conductor

2004

B Tommy Andersson*Concerto for soprano saxophone and orchestra

durata:15´

World Premiere :April 2004, Jönköpings Sinfonietta, B Tommy Andersson conductor

Generously funded by Rikskonserter

2003

Björn Kruse Pierrots Lament for soprano saxophone & string orchestra

durata: 10´

Swedish Premiere:  January 19, 2003, Stockholm Power Strings, Andrej Nikolaev conductor

Victoria Power* Ballade for soprano saxophone*, piano & strings

World Premiere:  January 19, 2003, Stockholm Power Strings,

Andrej Nikolaev conductor

Sven David Sandström*Four Pieces for soprano saxophone and wind ensemble  I, II, III, IV. durata: 12´

World Premiere February 13, 2003, Östgöta Blåsarsymfoniker, B Tommy Andersson conductor

Generously funded by Östgöta Blåsarsymfoniker

Frida MatsdotterHon ska vida färdas” for choir, soprano saxophone* & orchestra 
World Premiere May 11, Uppsala Cathedral, Milke Falk conductor

Ingvar LidholmArabesque” version for soprano saxophone solo

World Premiere May 17, 2003, Öjebyn Church, Sweden

2002

Kari Baek*Arise, my love, my fair one” for soprano saxophone & choir

World Premiere:  July 5, 2002 Vestmanna Church, Faroe Islands, Mogens Dahl conductor

2001

Fredrik Högberg* Concertino for soprano saxophone & string orchestra

I, II, III, IV, durata 15´30

World Premiere March 10, 2001, Tingsryd, Musica Vitae, Jerzy Maksymiuk conductor

Martin Möller*Reflection # 1″ for soprano saxophone solo

World Premiere June 23, 2001, Box Kraftverk, Nyland

Stella Sung “Sur la Memoire” for soprano saxophone & piano

Swedish Premiere August 29, 2001 Kungsholm Church, Stockholm,

with Magnus Svensson

Björn Kruse “Gydas Hemmelighet” for soprano saxophone & piano

Swedish Premiere August 29, 2001 Kungsholm Church, Stockholm,

with Magnus Svensson

Pelle Olofson* “Missa Brevis” for soprano saxophone & childrens choir

World Premiere October 26, 2001 Adolf Fredrik´s Choir, Pelle Olofson conductor

2000

Peeter Vähi* “Silver Concerto” for soprano saxophone, strings & percussion

durata 23´

World Premiere April 29, 2000, Tallinn, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Andres Mustonen conductor

Nils Lindberg Krusningar & Polska” for soprano saxophone solo

World Premiere:  July 8, 2000 Piteå

Ingvar Karkoff* “Largo” for soprano saxophone & organ

World Premiere October 15, 2000, Alla Helgona Church, Nyköping, with Andrew Canning

Niklas Breman* Dinkum Thinkum for soprano saxophone & electronics

World Premiere: December 28, 2000, Hässleholms Kulturhus

1999

Fredrik Högberg* “Perc Off” for soprano saxophone & six percussion

World Premiere May 30 1999, Härnösands Slagverksensemble, Johan Eriksson conductor

Fredrik Högberg* “Then I will handle the darkness”

Concerto for soprano saxophone & orchestra, durata 25´

World Premiere June 13, 1999, Sundsvalls Kammarorkester, Lan Shui conductor

Generously funded by Östgöta Blåsarsymfoniker Sundsvalls Kammarorkester

Fredrik Högberg* PopMusikkfor soprano saxophone & electronics 
world premiere July 8, 1999 S:t Nicolai Church, Halmstad

1998

David Chaitkin* Aria; durata 8´

World Premiere: April 23, 1998, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Lu Jia conductor

Judith Cloud“Land of Rest” Concerto for soprano saxophone & orchestra

durata 20´
World Premiere May 1, 1998, Flagstaff , USA, Northern Arizona University Orchestra, Robert Blake conductor

Håkan Carlsson* “Fantasistycke” for soprano saxophone & wind orchestra

World Premiere December 5, 1998, Lund, Bleckhornen wind orchestra,

Peter Isberg conductor

1997

Björn J:son Lindh* “Ikoner” for soprano saxophone, strings & percussion

durata 15´
World Premiere August 2, 1997 Visby, Gotland Chamber Strings,

Anders Loguin percussion

Generously funded by SMI, Stockholms Musikpedagogiska Institut

 

1996

Joakim Unander* “Fanfares” for soprano saxophone & organ

World Premiere March 9, 1996 S:t Johannes Church, Stockholm,

with Andrew Canning

Bo Hansson* “Nocturne” for soprano saxophone solo 
world premiere March 31, 1996 S.ta Helena Church, Skövde

Svante Henryson* Off Pist for soprano saxophone & violoncell

World Premiere November 28, 1996 Berwaldhallen, Stockholm

Jonathan Sheffer* Concerto for soprano saxophone & orchestra;

durata 16´

World Premiere November 28 , 1996, Berwaldhallen, Stockholm

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Petter Sundkvist conductor

Rich de Rosa Haunting Memories for soprano saxophone & orchestra

Swedish Premiere November 28, 1996 Berwaldhallen,

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Petter Sundkvist conductor

1995

Jan Ferm* “Vila Socó Meu Amor” for soprano saxophone & choir

World Premiere March 9, 1995, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, Erik Westberg conductor

Anders Nilsson* “Lux Aeterna” for soprano saxophone, organ & choir

World Premiere March 12, 1995, Sau Paulo, Brasil, Erik Westberg conductor

Generously funded by Erik Westberg Vocal Ensemble

1994

Chris DeBlasio* “Prelude & Fugue” for soprano saxophone & strings

World Premiere January 11, 1994, Alice Tully Hall, NYC, USA

Roger Kellaway* “From the other side of Midnight” for soprano saxophone & piano

World Premiere January 23, 1994, Maybeck Hall, San Francisco

Joakim Unander* “Nor the soles of her shoe” for soprano saxophone solo

World Premiere April 29, 1994 S:t Jacobs Church, Stockholm

Björn Hallmann* “Sit Venia Verbo” Concerto for soprano saxophone & orchestra durata 17´

World Premiere December 6, 1994, Borås Kammarorkester,

Björn Hallmann conductor

1993

Judith Cloud* “Feet of Jesus” for soprano saxophone, choir & organ

Swedish premiere August 13, 1993 S:t Jacobs Church, Stockholm, Gary Graden conductor

1992

David Conte* “Good-Bye My Fancy” for soprano saxophone & Men´s Choir

World premiere June 21, 1992 Carnegie Hall, NYC Gay Men´s Chorus, USA,

Gary Miller conductor

1990

Gerald Busby* “Saxorgan” for soprano saxophone & organ

World premiere May 9, 1990, Union Theological Seminary,NYC, USA

with Harry Huff, organ

Tania French* “In the end is the beginning” for soprano saxophone, organ & choir

World Premiere May 1990, Union Theological Seminary,NYC, USA

with Harry Huff, organ

1989

Chris DeBlasio* “Music for a short subject” for soprano saxophone & organ

World Premiere December 20, 1989, Kungsholm Church, Stockholm

with Harry Huff, organ

1988

Rayner Brown Sonata for soprano saxophone & organ;

World Premiere April 6, 1988 Union Theological Seminary, NYC, USA

with Harry Huff, organ

Tom Pierson* “Antiphony”

for soprano sax, organ, piano, 5 trumpets & 17 French Horns

World Premiere May 1, 1988 Cathedral S:t John the Divine, NYC, USA

Roop Verma* “Raga Rajkauns” for soprano saxophone, sitar & tabla

World Premiere, September 30, 1988, Unitarian Universalist Society, Oneonta, USA

1987

James Slater* Trio for soprano saxophone, guitar & violoncell;

World Premiere April 23, 1987, Greenwich Music House, NYC, USA

 

 

Original Compositions & Arrangements by Anders Paulsson

Lullaby for soprano saxophone solo
world premiere June 14, 1987 Kungsholms Church, Sweden;
US premiere May 1, 1988 Cathedral of S:t John the Divine, New York City

Back to the City for big band; 5 saxophones, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets, guitar, bass & drums; world premiere August 15, 1987, Aspen Music Festival, Aspen Jazz Ensemble, Ted Piltzecker conductor

Anthem for the Homeless for soprano saxophone & organ
world premiere April 8, 1989 S:t Peter´s Church, New York City, USA, Harry Huff

Toccata for soprano saxophone & organ; world premiere December 20, 1989 Stockholm, Kungsholm Church, Harry Huff

Advent Music mixed choir, soprano saxophone, organ;
world premiere December 4, 1990 New York City, Union Theological Seminary Choir, Penna Rose

Advents Musik Swedish version for mixed choir, soprano saxophone, organ;
world premiere December 7, 1991 Stockholm, Adolf Fredriks Musikgymnasiums Ungdomskör, Gary Graden

Anthem for the Homeless version for soprano saxophone & symphony orchestra
world premiere December 6, 1992, Karlskoga Orkesterförening, Per Sjöberg

Hymn to Life – (text: Bo Setterlind) baryton, mixed choir, bass, cello, soprano saxophone & organ;
world premiere October 21, 1994 Stockholm Concert House, Håkan Hagegård

Skärgårds Akvarell for The Real Group & soprano saxophone;
world premiere July 16, 1995 The Real Group, Blidö Church

Tårar – (text: Bo Setterlind) mixed choir a cappella;
world premiere March 17, 1996 Gustaf Adolf Church, Borås Vokalensemble, Dan Lind

Deep River arr: for mixed choir & soprano saxophone;
first performance May 15, 1997, Stockholm, St. Jacobs Chamber Choir, Gary Graden

Bright Morning Stars arr: for mixed choir, baryton, soprano, organ & soprano saxophone;
first performance May 15, 1997, Stockholm, St. Jacobs Chamber Choir, Gary Graden

My One and Only Love – male chorus, bass, percussion & tenor saxophone; world premiere December 6, 1997, Uppsala Universitetsaula, Orphei Drängar,Robert Sund

I Rörelse – (text: Karin Boye) mixed choir a cappella;
world premiere February 15, 1998, Fresta Vokalensemble, Maria Stoltz

Danjugan Sanctuary for soprano saxophone & organ or instrumental trio;
world premiere April 12, 1998 Stockholm, Engelbrekts Church, Olle Johansson

Gratitude, Trust, Communion – soprano saxophone & organ;world premiere November 7, 1999 Engelbrekt Church, Stefan Therstam

Danjugan Sanctuary (text: Gerry Grey) mixed choir, soprano saxophone, bass, percussion, organ; world premiere March 19, 2000, Gagnef, Västerås Stifts Kyrkosångsförbund, Birgitta Rosenqvist-Brorson

Jag har sett Dig gå över ängen – (text: Viola Renvall) mixed choir a cappella; world premiere May 25, 2000 Stockholm, St. Jacobs Chamber Choir, Gary Graden

Stjärnorna växer om våren – (text: Karin Boye) mixed choir a cappella; world premiere May 25, 2000 Stockholm, St. Jacobs Chamber Choir, Gary Graden

Vårens Makt – (text: Elmer Diktonius) mixed choir a cappella & percussion;
world premiere May 25, 2000 Stockholm, St. Jacobs Chamber Choir, Gary Graden

Nobody Knows arr: for mixed choir & soprano saxophone; first performance November 16, 2002 Stockholm, St. Jacobs Chamber Choir, Gary Graden

Uppståndelsens Morgon / Morning of the Resurrection -(text: Gabriela Melinescu)mixed choir, sopranosax; world premiere November 16, 2002 Stockholm, St. Jacobs Chamber Choir, Gary Graden

Commissioned & generously funded by S:t Jacob Chamber Choir

Anthem for the Homeless version for soprano saxophone & wind orchestra; world premiere February 13, 2003 Östgöta Blåsarsymfoniker, B Tommy Andersson

Swing Low Sweet Chariot for mixed choir & soprano saxophone; first performance May 17, 2003 Piteå Musikhögskola Chamber Choir, Erik Westberg

Anders Paulsson’s music is published by:

GEHRMANS MUSIKFÖRLAG AB 
Box 6005
102 31 Stockholm 
order: 08-6100610, fax: 08-6100626

order@gehrmans.se

www.gehrmans.se

8 thoughts on “PREMIERES

  1. Anders: I trust you are home safely after a wonderful tour to the USA.

    It was so good to have you in Dallas for our Festival of Hymns and Spirituals.

    I have heard so many great comments it would be hard to relay them all here.

    Just know the people were indeed very moved by your presence, your music making

    and the very beautiful arrangements. Amazing Grace was more than amazing!!

    You are so much more than an outstanding musician– a very special and humble person.

    It was a joy for me to make music with you and I look forward to the next adventure.

    Please keep me informed about your plans to visit the US next year. As I mentioned, it

    might be possible to arrange something with my choir in San Francisco. Certainly, I would

    love to have you back to Dallas in the future. And, I will think about possible spirituals and

    other music that would make good sax/organ/choral arrangements.

    With all best wishes and kind regards,

    John Emory Bush

  2. Anders I am so proud of you. You have brought tears many a time to my eyes. I can’t remember when an artist has touched my SOUL last. Been trying to reach you got some good things to tell you. Your friend always

    Mairo

  3. “Tack för en underbar konsert i Kulturens hus, Luleå. Underbar ton, intonation och gestaltning!
    Mvh Niklas Haak, saxofonlärare, Luleå Kulturskola.”

  4. “BTW … for anybody curious … especially in the JAZZ World !! ANDERS here, simply speaking, is a highly acclaimed, World Class Soprano Saxophonist !!

    In other words .. he’s AMAZING !! And one of the most humble guys I’ve ever known in regards to his talent. That’s why I’m SHOUTING it !! If you ever have the chance to hear him in concert, don’t miss the chance. You won’t regret it.
    Kyle Ober
    Volta Radio Producer

  5. Jag ville bara tacka så mycket för senast, det var jättehärligt att få jamma lite med dig:) Du är otroligt duktig på det du gör, och bevisligen också det du inte riktigt gör, typ dirigering! Ville bara få säga att det kändes väldigt upplyftande att få jobba med någon som besitter så mycket talang och känsla för det han gör och även det sällsynta att kunna förmedla det vidare med ord och närvaro.
    Riktigt skoj helt enkelt! Hoppas vi ses igen och lycka till med allt du företar dig!
    Ulrika Tronner
    (som sjöng alt på vår fina konsert tillsammans i söndags)

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