Thomas Åberg, Composer

Member of FST - Society of Swedish Composers

Highlights 1978-1989 – next period

 

The Skeppsholmen Group (1978-1981): From left Jonas Forssell, Bengt Åslund, Lars A.J. Bodin and Thomas Åberg.

 

1978

First appearance as composer/organist with the organ piece Daylight (from Three Short Fantasy Pieces) in Skeppsholmskyrkan, Stockholm.

 

1981
1981-83: Regular composition lessons from STIG GUSTAV SCHÖNBERG.

March 20, 1981: Thomas Åberg playing own works at the organ in Sankt Görans kyrka (St. George’s church), Stockholm.
July 22, 1981: Åberg playing own works in S:ta Clara church, Stockholm.

 

1982
January 2, 1982: Åberg playing own works in Sofia church, Stockholm
November 12, 1982: Åberg playing own works in Sankt Görans kyrka (St. George’s church), Stockholm.
November 20, 1982: STIG GUSTAV SCHÖNBERG plays Åberg’s Toccata No. 2 in St. Hans’s church, Linköping.

 

1983
January 20, 1983: STIG GUSTAV SCHÖNBERG plays Fantasy a-minor in Stockholm St. John’s.
July 10, 1983: STIG GUSTAV SCHÖNBERG plays Fantasy a-minor in Tanumn’s church.
July 27, 1983: Prof. GOTTHARD ARNÉR plays Petite Suite Romantique in Duomo di S. Ambrogio, Varazze, Italy.
August 11, 1983: Prof. GOTTHARD ARNÉR plays Fantasy a-minor in Gothenburg cathedral.
November 20, 1983: Prof. LENNART SVEGELIUS plays Petite Suite Romantique in Frillesås church.

 

1984
Publishing contract with HANS BUSCH MUSIKFÖRLAG.
February 11, 1984: STIG GUSTAV SCHÖNBERG plays Fantasy a-minor in Motala church.
May 7 - 26, 1984: Thomas Åberg playing own works in five concerts during May in Stockholm (Hedvig Eleonora 7th, St. George 11th, St. John’s 15th, Gustaf Adolf 17th and the Cathedral 26th).
July 11, 1984: Per THUNARF plays Toccata No. 1 in S:ta Clara church, Stockholm.
July 14, 1984: BENGT FORSBERG plays Fantasy a-minor in Anundsjö church.
October 19, 1984: MARK FALSJÖ plays Suite No. 3 at the organ in Stockholm Concert Hall.

 

1985
LP release – MARK FALSJÖ plays Fantasy a-minor in Stockholm St. John’s. Label: Uriel LP8.
LP release – PER THUNARF plays Toccata No. 1 & 6 and Nocturne. Label: WISLP 638.
March 2, 1985: MICHAEL WALDENBY plays works by Åberg in S.ta Clara church, Stockholm
July 22, 1985: PER THUNARF plays Toccata No. 6 in Lund cathedral.

 

1986
General contract with Noteria Förlag.
Member of FST – Society of Swedish Composers.
February 22, 1986: PETER HENNING playing Fantasy a-minor and Nocturne at the organ in Hjorthagskyrkan, Stockholm.
March 23, 1986: Åberg playing own works in Maria Magdalena church, Stockholm.
June 21, 1986: STIG GUSTAV SCHÖNBERG plays Fantasy a-minor at the organ in Västerledskyrkan, Bromma.
August 7, 1986: KURT WIKLANDER plays Fantasy a-minor in Uddevalla church.

 

1987
January 18, 1987: Åberg playing own works in Klockrike church.
January 21, 1987: STIG GUSTAV SCHÖNBERG plays Fantasy a-minor in Thisted kirke, Danmark.
July 11, 1987: MICHAEL WALDENBY plays Legend No. 1 at the organ in the City Hall of Stockholm.
October 11, 1987: PER THUNARF plays Tre Sankt Göranpreludier (Three St. George Preludes) in St. Lukas’s church, Järfälla.

 

1988
Voting member of STIM – Swedish Performing Rights Society.
February 2, 1988: MICHAL WODROWSKI plays Tre Sankt Göranpreludier (Three St. George Preludes) in Nynäshamn’s church.
February 8, 1988: STIG GUSTAV SCHÖNBERG plays Fantasy a-minor in Borgå cathedral, Finland.
April 16, 1988: MICHAEL WALDENBY plays Petite Suite Romantique in S:ta Clara church.
July 10-11, 1988: Åberg plays own works at Fromborker Organ Festival in Poland.
November 24, 1988: DOROTHY ROSE plays Fantasy a-minor in Trinity Lutheran church, Cliffside Park, NJ, USA.

 

1989
July 22, 1989: Åberg playing own works in Saltvik’s church, Åland.
July 25, 1989: SIGVARD SELINUS premieres Inno di Gloria Stockholm St. John’s.
October 1989: HENRYK GWARDAK tours in Japan with Fantasy a-minor.
Fun stuff 1989: Åberg appears as  “conductor” in commercial video for SAAB.

 

Music for St. Francis Day: "Weisflog's Dog"  

CARSON COOMAN playing Åberg's Fantasy A-Minor