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 over 60 of Åberg’s works

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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.

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Latest recording with CARSON COOMAN:

Marsch Babacou (1983) by Åberg

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News from SVENSK MUSIK - Swedish Music Information Centre

Svensk Musik - Swedish Music Information Centre will launch a new, more modern website later this year!

 

 

 

Jay Zoller, The Diapason (August 2017) - Journal of the Pipe Organ & Church Music (USA):

Write-up on Toccata VIII (1985) by Åberg - Sheet music: Noteria Förlag Klockrike (Sweden) Nr. 1987

“He is one of our very best composers for the organ, be it for church or concert, and I would hope that every organist could play at least one of his pieces. It would leave you hungry for more!”

Listen to CARSON COOMAN playing the piece

 

 

 

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

 

 

Kulturhuset Fregatten, Stenungssund:

Piano Recital: KURT WIKLANDER

April 19, 2017: Works by Wiklander, Binge, Albeniz, Liszt and Thomas Åberg (Five MIniatures).

 

 

Public Library (auditorium), Färgelanda

Piano Recital: KURT WIKLANDER

April 20, 2017: Works by Wiklander, Binge, Albeniz, Liszt and Thomas Åberg (Five Miniatures).

 

 

Public Library, Trollhättan

Piano Recital: KURT WIKLANDER

April 22, 2017: Works by Wiklander, Binge, Albeniz, Liszt and Thomas Åberg (Five Miniatures).

 

 

Bohuslän Museum (auditorium), Uddevalla

Piano Recital: KURT WIKLANDER

April 24, 2017: Works by Wiklander, Binge, Albeniz, Liszt and Thomas Åberg (Five Miniatures).

 

 

Grebbestad Church

Piano Recital: KURT WIKLANDER

May 5, 2017: Works by Wiklander, Andersson, Stolz, de Frumerie, Söderman, Mendelssohn and Thomas Åberg (Toccata No. 5).

 

 

Tanum Church

Piano Recital: KURT WIKLANDER

May 9, 2017: Works by Wiklander, Andersson, Stolz, de Frumerie, Söderman, Mendelssohn and Thomas Åberg (Toccata No. 5).

 

 

Kulturhuset Fregatten, Stenungssund:

Piano Recital: KURT WIKLANDER

May 31, 2017: Works by Wiklander, Andersson, Stolz, de Frumerie, Söderman, Mendelssohn and Thomas Åberg (Toccata No. 5).

 

 

Public Library (auditorium), Färgelanda

Piano Recital: KURT WIKLANDER

June 1, 2017: Works by Wiklander, Andersson, Stolz, de Frumerie, Söderman, Mendelssohn and Thomas Åberg (Toccata No. 5).

 

 

Bohuslän Museum (auditorium), Uddevalla

Piano Recital: KURT WIKLANDER

June 5, 2017: Works by Wiklander, Andersson, Stolz, de Frumerie, Söderman, Mendelssohn and Thomas Åberg (Toccata No. 5).

 

 

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).

 

 

Bohuslän Museum, Uddevalla (SWE)

Piano Recital: KURT WIKLANDER

June 26, 2017: Works by Wagner, Verdi, Wiklander and Thomas Åberg (Swedish Wedding Music No. 1).

 

 

"Nordic Visions" Arctic Cathedral, Tromsø (Norway)

Organ Recital: MARCO LO MUSCIO (Italy)

June 27, 2017: Works by Björk Guðmundsdóttir, Jan Garbarek, Marco Lo Muscio, Rick Wakeman and Thomas Åberg (St. George Prelude #3 & Toccata #16).
Listen on YouTube

 

 

International Organ Summer Festival in Rome, Italy

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

Organ Recital: MARCO LO MUSCIO

July 23,2017, 6.00 p.m. : Works by Marco Lo Muscio, Douglas Bell, Carson Cooman, Carlotta Ferrari, Lennie Tristano, György Ligeti and Thomas Åberg (St. George Prelude #3 & Toccata XVI).

Organ Recital: CARSON COOMAN

July 23, 2017, 9.00 p.m.: Works by Carlotta Ferrari, Douglas Bell, Felix Bräuer, Marco Lo Muscio, Andreas Willscher, Carson Cooman, Thomas Åberg (Festival Voluntary).

 

 

Tallinn International Organ Festival (Estonia) 2017
Organ Recitals: MARCO LO MUSCIO

August 3, 2017: St. Paul's Church, Tarttu: Works by Bach, Lo Muscio, Pärt, Uibo, Ligeti, Emerson and Åberg (St. George Prelude #3).

August 6, 2017- Valga Jaani Church: Works by Aston, Lo Muscio, Cooman, Bach, Rinck, Hackett, Wakeman and Åberg (Toccata XIV).

 

 

First Congregational Church, Kennebunkport, Maine

Organ Recital: CARSON COOMAN

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

 

 

Broad Bay Congregational Church, Waldoboro, Maine

Organ Recital: JAY ZOLLER

August 18, 2017, 7 p.m: Works by Bach, Bourgeois, Utterback, Carson Cooman (Ceremonial Suite & Concertino III) and Thomas Åberg (Fantasy A-Minor, I Folkton & Festival Voluntary).

 

 

Pienza Cathedral (Italy):

Organ Recital: MARCO LO MUSCIO

August 19, 2017: Works by: Bach, Pachelbel, Aston, Newman, Bell, Lo Muscio, Tallis, Bull, Ligeti, Wakeman and Thomas Åberg (Toccata XVI).

 

 

The Catholic Cathedral, Ulm (Germany)
Organ Recital: PHILIP HARTMANN

September 3, 2017: Swedish Wedding Music #1 & #2, I folkton by Åberg.

 

 

Berliner Dom
Domvesper: PHILIP HARTMANN, organ

September 9, 2017: Swedish Wedding Music #1 & #2, I folkton by Åberg.

 

 

Vox Organi Festival in Havirov (Czech Republic)
Organ Recital: MARCO LO MUSCIO

October 5, 2017: Works by Newman, Byrd, Aston, Lo Muscio, Wakeman, Moody, Corea, Ligeti and Thomas Åberg (Fantasy A-Minor & Toccata XVI).

 

 

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).

 

 

Third Baptist Church, St. Louis, Missouri

Organ Recital: CARSON COOMAN

November 15, 2017, 6 pm: Works by Cooman, Ferrari, Lo Muscio, Willscher, Uppercue and Thomas Åberg (Festival Voluntary).

 

 

Pauluskirche, Ulm (Germany)

Organ Reciral: CARSON COOMAN

June 9, 2018: CARSON COOMAN playing Åberg's Symphony at the Link-Gaida organ.

 

 

Music for Saint Francis Day

"WEISFLOG's DOG" or "The Bureau for Insulted and Mistreated Animals in Chicago":

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"Old" works in new arrangements (Published 2017)

For organ:

Fantasistycke för solocello (1993) adapted for organ by Carson Cooman (2013), published 2017 - sample

Listen to CARSON COOMAN playing

Elegy (version 1984:B) - long version (dur. 8 min.) - sample
This version from 1984 was lost and forgotten for many years but was found and published in August 2017.

For piano:

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

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

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Tre böner/Three prayers (1981) adapted for piano by the composer (2017) - sample

Listen to the composer playing

Toccata Nr 8 (1985) adapted for piano by the composer (2017) - sample

For tenor and organ:

Late Autumn (version 2012:B) - Lyrics: John Gracen Brown - (2012/2017) - for tenor and organ - sample

Om att inte döma varandra (Romarbrevet 14:7-10, 15:1-7)) for tenor and organ - sample
English version adapted from the Swedish orginal by Carson Cooman:
Judge Not One Another (Romans 14:7-10, 15:1-7) - (2012/2017) - for tenor and organ - sample

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

 

 

New piece for string ensemble:

“A SUMMER STORM” (2017) based on a poem by John Gracen Brown.

Music by Thomas Åberg, instrumentation Eyvind Hallnäs.

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

Synth demo available for listening on SoundCloud

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

CARSON COOMAN playing Åberg's Fantasy A-Minor