Thomas Åberg, Composer

Member of FST - Society of Swedish Composers

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Sensational recording project in USA:

American concert organist & composer CARSON COOMAN records 65 of Åberg’s works

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Latest recording June 2017: Fantasistycke (Fantasy Piece) (1993/2013) original for solo cello, adapted for organ by Carson Cooman.

 

More about Carson Cooman's recording project

In the fall of 2011, Carson Cooman began a project to create online demonstration recordings of organ repertoire by 20th and 21st century composers. The pieces chosen are primarily short works that are accessible and useful to organists of all skill levels, for either service or recital playing. Read more and listen

 

"Old" works in new arrangements

Fantasistycke för solocello (1993) adapted for organ by Carson Cooman (2013) - sample

Listen to CARSON COOMAN playing

Toccata e ostinato (1993) adapted for piano by the composer (2017) - sample

Listen to the composer playing

Sunday Sonata (2000) adapted for piano by the composer (2017) - sample

Sheet music available through Svensk Musik - Swedish Music Information Centre.

 

 

Italian concert organist LUCA MASSAGLIA & MARCO CASAZZA, violin playing works by Åberg

Link to the website of Luca Massaglia

Link to the website of Marco Casazza

Link to playlist on YouTube

 

 

Italian concert organist and composer MARCO LO MUSCIO playing works by Åberg

Recordings from The Catholic Cathedral in Moscow, Ely Cathedral (UK), Queen's College Chapel in Cambridge, St. George's Chapel - Windsor Castle etc.

Link to the website of Marco Lo Muscio

Link to playlist on YouTube.

 

 

St. Thomas Church (Fifth Avenue), New York, NY:

Organ Recital: CARSON COOMAN

February 5, 2017: Works by Carlotta Ferrari, Ad Wammes, Andreas Willscher, James Woodman and Thomas Åberg (Marsch Babacou)

 

 

Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists:

JAMES D. HICKS: Presentation on Scandinavian Organ Music

February 11, 2017, 8:30 AM - Noon; Buetow Auditorium, Concordia University, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

The program includes Åberg's Toccata XIII (2013) - written for James D. Hicks.

Link to the website of James D. Hicks

 

 

PEACE CONCERTS 2017: Organ Music For a Troubled Time

JAY ZOLLER, Organist

Works by: Bach, Da Costa, Utterback, Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Černohorský, Kuchař and Thomas Åberg (Symphony)

March 19, 2017: First Baptist Church, Waterville, Maine
April 2, 2017: Trinity Episcopal Church, Forest Avenue in Portland, Maine.
April 23, 2017: Second Congregational Church, Main Street, Newcastle, Maine

 

 

Wessels Farm Museum, 5520 South Lincoln Ave. York, Nebraska:

Organ Recital: JAY ZOLLER

June 10, 2017, 7:00 pm: Works by Bach, Bourgeois, Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Utterback, Černohorský, Kuchař and Thomas Åberg (Sunday Sonata, Legender Nr. 1, The Cuckoo, Ranae Pusille/small frogs/, Toccata X , Fantasy in a minor).

June 11, 2017, 4:30 pm: Works by Bach, Bourgeois, Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Utterback, Černohorský, Kuchař and Thomas Åberg (Sunday Sonata, I Folkton, The Cuckoo, Ranae Pusille/small frogs/, Legender VI, Fantasy in a minor).

 

 

International Organ Summer Festival in Rome, Italy

St. Paul's within the Walls Church, Via Nazionale

Organ Recital: CARSON COOMAN

July 23, 2017: CARSON COOMAN playing Festival Voluntary (1994) by Åberg.

 

 

First Congregational Church, Kennebunkport, Maine

Organ Recital: CARSON COOMAN

August 14, 2017, 7 pm: CARSON COOMAN playing works by Daniel Pinkham, Carlotta Ferrari, Andreas Willscher, Carson Cooman and Thomas Åberg (Five Miniatures).

 

 

Broadside Congregational Church, Waldoboro, Maine

Organ Recital: JAY ZOLLER

August 18, 2017: Works by Åberg.

 

 

Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts

Organ Recital: CARSON COOMAN

October 27, 2017: Works by Carlotta Ferrari, Felix Bräuer, Andreas Willscher and Thomas Åberg (Legend No. 3).

 

 

Music for Saint Francis Day - Weisflog's Dog:

Listen to radio version on SoundCloud - Storyteller: RODNEY HIRAM

Read about the background to the piece

 

 

Wonderful recording from Denmark:

"Late Autumn" (excerpt) by Thomas Åberg/John Gracen Brown
Mezzosoprano: Hanne Marie le Fevre, Organ: Mads Wadmann
Recorded by Henrik Winther 2016

Listen on Soundcloud

 

 

FST:s “Think Tank” for Swedish Church Music

- på svenska/in Swedish

 

 

NEW PIECE: Ge mig en ängel (Give me an Angel) - for voice and organ (2016) . Lyrics by KERSTIN HESSLEFORS PERSSON

In Swedish only. Publisher: Svensk Musik

 

 

NEW PIECE: Toccata Pastorale - Toccata XV (2016) - for piano or church organ

To Johan-Magnus Sjöberg

Listen to piano version | Listen to organ version

Publisher: Svensk Musik

 

NEW PIECE: Toccata XVI (2016) - for church organ

Based on a theme from Weisflog's Dog

Listen to CARSON COOMAN playing

Publisher: Svensk Musik

 

NEW PIECE: Parade (2016) - for piano or church organ

Solo versions of Music for Strings (2000) - To the Memory of Charles W. Curley

Publisher: Svensk Musik

 

KATI RAITINEN - Music for solo cello

Swedish cellist KATI RAITINEN playing Åberg's Fantasy Piece for solo cello

Watch video on YouTube

 

La Verna Organ Festival, Italy

CARSON COOMAN playing Åberg's Festival Voluntary

Watch video on YouTube

 

American concert organist JAMES D. HICKS - New CD: Nordic Journey V "Many Landscapes"

Two Discs – 25 Tracks (including Åberg's Toccata XIII) - Read more

 

ÅBERG MEETS COOMAN AND HICKS IN BOSTON

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ÅBERG MEETS JOHN GRACEN BROWN IN WASHINGTON D.C.

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KURT WIKLANDER primieres the piano version of Toccata Nr. 5

November 2. 2015: KURT WIKLANDER primieres the piano version of Toccata Nr. 5: Färgelanda Public Library, Färgelanda (SWE)

Sheet music available through Svensk Musik: sample

Original version for organ published by Noteria: listen to CARSON COOMAN playing

 

 

Music for alto saxophone and organ

LARS KRISTOFFERSSON playing Åberg's Three Pieces on Poems by John Gracen Brown.

Link to playlist on YouTube

 

World Premiere at Harvard Memorial Church

American concert organist JAMES D. HICKS premieres Åberg's Toccata XIII on March 25, 2014, Harvard Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA

Link to the official website of James D. Hicks

 

New versions of "Orrr..." (1996/2015):

Original version for organ can be performed on two organs by ONE organist!

Version for piano & two pianists: Publisher: Svensk Musik - sheet music sample

Version for piano one pianist. Publisher: Svensk Musik - sheet music sample

Version for string quartet. Publisher: Svensk Musik - sheet music sample
Listen to MIDI-demo on SoundCloud

Listen to CARSON COOMAN playing the original version for organ

 

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

CARSON COOMAN playing Åberg's Fantasy A-Minor