Solitary Poems for Soprano Saxophone

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Solitary Poems POSTER 9:12-21As a creative response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequent obliteration of livelihoods for freelance musicians, this series of
SOLITARY POEMS FOR SOPRANO SAXOPHONE aims to ameliorate this situation and simultaneously support the creation of new music by leading Swedish, Norwegian, British, and American composers. This new repertoire will be a treasure when we can physically attend live performances again in our beloved concert halls around the world. This series will present a world premiere on the first day of every month until June 1st,  2023.Brief announcement on RADIO SWEDEN:https://sverigesradio.se/artikel/arbetslos-sopransaxofonist-lockade-till-sig-30-tonsattare


 

As Ice Was Melting, Oceans Rose published

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Scandinavia´s leading Music Publisher GEHRMANS
www.gehrmans.se have now published my composition based on Per Harlings
poem that is an hommage Swedish Climate Activist Greta Thunberg:
As Ice Was Melting, Oceans Rose
for mixed choir SATB a cappella
När Isar Smälte, Haven Steg
för blandad kör SATB

Version for solo vocals + piano and optional bass

arranged for piano by Kristin Stenerhag

https://www.gehrmans.se/butik/song/nar-isar-smalte-haven-steg-13854

https://www.gehrmans.se/en/shop/kor/as-ice-was-melting-oceans-rose-13834

https://www.gehrmans.se/butik/kor/nar-isar-smalte-haven-steg-13833

 

CD Release: Anders Paulsson & Jonathan Dimmock In Concert

Dear Music lovers,

I am thrilled to announce the release of a new album with beautiful music for soprano saxophone and organ together with the American organist Jonathan Dimmock from a concert in Sofia Church in Stockholm on August 15, 2019.

CD cover Paulsson & Dimmock

The repertoire consist of a World Premiere of a new piece dedicated to us by American composer Judith Cloud: What Would Nina Simone Say?

It also includes a superb arrangement for us of Soliloquy by American composer David Conte.

For this occasion I also composed Hymn for Peace and Lilies of Peace.

The program also includes a serene version of Spiegel im Spiegel by Arvo Pärt and the Spiritual  Amazing Grace arranged by the late American organist Harry Huff with whom I started my career 1987 in New York City.

The CD booklet offers additional information: Paulsson & Dimmock CD booklet

The recording has a magnificent sound thanks to:

Jörgen Thuresson Microphones CM-402

Håkan Sjögren: SonoConsult, Sound Engineer

Thomas Eberger: Stockholm Mastering

 

Thanks for listening!

Anders

CD release: Smooth Talk with Dave Koz

Live broadcast from Sirius XM Radio
Dave Koz Lounge in Los Angeles:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YlF_mJqlLvZYn3hUrb-2OSykL4rV1Xz8/view?usp=sharing

Getting excited about my July 1st CD release of Smooth Talk.
A feelgood duet with star saxophonist
Dave Koz 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 www.davekoz.com

CD cover Smooth Talk fixed

produced by Pål Svenre

Smooth Talk – CD booklet

https://apple.co/2RN7pU3

https://open.spotify.com/track/3DyEzqcRDZho9dTQEN7Qx4?si=n4zic0uvQieAZzr0wgGmQw

Concert for Madeleine Albright

Deeply honored to perform for former
US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright❤️
It was also nice to chat with her about coral reefs, environmental protection & biosphere stewardhip
🙏🙏🏽🙏🏿🙏🏼🙏🏾🙏🏻❤️🌎

IMG_7709~2The fundraising concert hosted by former
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
raised $50.000 for Safe & Sound
who are helping abused children to a better life.

Unforgettable musical experiences with the Golden Gate’s Mens Chorus conducted by Joseph Piazza at the Mission Dolores Basilica in San Francisco.
The GGMC is ranked the #1 Men’s choir in the United States.

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The CD recording with Wayne Osborne’s music was also very heart warming
as it feels like these songs were downloaded from heaven.

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Having lived and worked in the US 1984-1991,
I treasure the joy of being able to continue these musical relationships and to make new ones.

VIP musicians and friends that made this trip
such a beautiful experience include:
Wayne Osborne Greg Price Joey Piazza
Jordan Sunshine Bontrager Gloria Justen
Keith Lawrence Jonathan Dimmock David Conte Odnumde Serrot Fredrik Sixten Victoria Peattie Helm Lewis Patzner Randall Kikukawa
Johan Hugosson Michele Walther Jan Martin Östlund Christopher Robert Helm
and many more…
🙏🏽🙏🙏🏼🙏🏿🙏🏻🙏🏾❤️🌎

Fulbright Alumni Award 2019

The Swedish Fulbright Alumni of the Year 2019: Anders Paulsson
The award, given out by the Swedish Fulbright Alumni Association, honors a distinguished former Fulbright Scholar whose life’s work has served to further the mission of the Fulbright Program. In Senator Fulbright’s words,
“to bring a little more knowledge, a little more reason, and a little more compassion into world affairs and thereby increase the chance that nations will learn at last to live in peace and friendship.”

Previous prize winners includes top diplomat Hans Blix and Swedish former Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson.

Fulbright Alumni AwardWith Risa Rosenberg WWF, US Ambassador Clifford G. Bond and Silvia Ulloa chairwoman of the Fulbright Alumni Association.

A great honor to be selected as Fulbright Alumni of the year 2019 for my musical international bridge building of reconciliation and biosphere stewardship. My acceptance speech:

https://www.facebook.com/759309886/posts/10157343548634887/

https://www.facebook.com/759309886/posts/10157335445734887/

 

French Recital

Live recording at Musikaliska Concert House, Stockholm, August 7, 2018
Anders Paulsson – soprano saxophone
Magnus Svensson – piano
Video production by Markus Heggestad
Page turner: Josefine Mindus
Francis Poulenc Sonata (1962)

Lili Boulanger D´un Matin de Printemps (1918)
Assez animé

Claude Debussy Premiere Rhapsodie opus 116 (1910)
Reveusement lent – Scherzando
César Franck Sonata in A-major (1886)
Allegretto ben moderatoAllegro
Recitativo / FantasiaAllegretto poco mosso