Oratorio and Opera

Mass for Modern Man

For 2 soloists (soprano and baritone), mixed choir and orchestra. New texts in English by Jessica Gordon mixed with the traditional texts of the Latin Mass.
(2015)
I. Kyrie eleison
II. Loss of a Homeland: The Refugee
III. Gloria
IV. Loss of a Child
V. Credo
VI. Loss of Faith and Hope for the Future
VII. Sanctus
VIII. Agnus Dei

Commissioned by Domkapellmeisterin Lucia Hilz, Münchner Dommusik. Premiered in the Nidaros Cathedral and NRK Radio in 2015 by Mari Eriksmoen, soprano, Johannes Weisser, baritone, Det norske Solistkor, Trondheim Sinfonietta and conductor Eivind Gullberg Jensen (opening concert – St. Olaf Festival). German première in Münchner Dom, November 2015 by Andrea Lauren Brown, soprano, Christian Hilz, baritone, Domchor München, Junge Domkantorei München, Münchner Domorchester and conductor, Domkapellmeisterin Lucia Hilz.
Durata: ca. 65 min.
Publisher: Norsk Musikforlag A/S

David and Bathsheba

Opera-Oratorio in Two Acts. Libretto in English by Jessica Gordon For 5 soloists (mezzo soprano, 2 tenors, baritone, bass), mixed choir and orchestra.
(2008)

Commissioned by the St. Olaf Festival. Premiered in the Nidaros Cathedral and NRK Radio in 2008. Released on CD with soloists Johannes Weisser, Anna Einarsson, Nils Harald Sødal, Fredrik Akselberg and Lars Johansson Brissmann, the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and Vocal ensemble conducted by Tönu Kaljuste. The CD was released by 2L in 2012, and was nominated for an American Grammy in the category Best Opera Recording.
Durata: ca 75 min.
Publisher: NB noter

Requiem – for the victims of Nazi persecution

For 3 soloists (soprano, alto and baritone), mixed choir and orchestra. New texts in English by Edwin Morgan mixed with the traditional texts of the Requiem Mass.
(2002)
I. Requiem aeternam
II. Dies irae
III. The Yellow Triangle: Jews
IV. Kyrie eleison
V. The Brown Triangle: Gypsies
VI. Agnus Dei
VII. The Pink Triangle: Homosexuals
VIII. Psalm 13
IX. Libera me
X. In paradisum

Commissioned by the Nidaros Cathedral Choir. Premiered by conductor Vivianne Sydnes in the Nidaros Cathedral and NRK Radio in 2002. Released on CD with soloists Noemi Kiss, Catherine King and Christian Hilz, the Washington National Cathedral Choir and Orchestra conducted by Michael McCarthy in 2004.
Durata: ca. 55 min.
Publisher: Norsk Musikforlag A/S

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