Jon Mostad

          – composer

Orchestral Music

W.P.=World premiere. Note that dates are given in English (not American) manner: dd.mm.yyyy.

Where no other publisher is mentioned, scores and other material are available from the National Library of Norway Sheet Music.

Like a Spring Rain (2222 - 4331 - timp. - 2 perc. - harp - str. - unison congregation singing ad lib. - el.bass ad lib.), 1992. Includes arrangement of Roberth Johansson: «He Will Come Upon Us».

Duration: Ca. 4'35”-5'.

W.P.: Oslo, 1993.

Nocturne (3(1)3(1)3(1)3(1) - 4331 - 4 perc. (incl. timp.) - harp - piano and celesta (one player) - str.) 1988, orchestration revised 2001 (= “1. Room” from “House”).

Duration: Ca. 8'30”-9'.

Honourable mention and recommendation for performance in Svenska Mässans and Göteborgs symfonikers Nordic composition contest 1989.

Fanfares and Arabesques (4(1)4(1)4(2)4(1) - 4431 - 4 perc. (incl. timp.) - harp - piano - str.) 1988 (composed from “Entrance” and “2. Room” from “House”.)

Duration: Ca.13'.

Honourable mention and recommendation for performance in Svenska Mässans and Göteborgs symfonikers Nordic composition contest 1989.

The Light Shines in the Darkness... (4(1)4(1)4(1)4(1) - 4431 - timp. - 4 perc. - harp - piano/celesta - str.) 1986.

Duration: Ca.12'.

Commissioned by Ungdomssymfonikerne (The Norwegian National Youth Orchestra).

W.P.: Elverum 1986.

Recording: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, cond.: Michel Swierczewski. Aurora ACD 4978.

House (4(2)4(2)4(2)4(1)-44(1)31-4 perc. (incl. timp.) - harp - piano/celesta - str.) 1982-85.

Duration: Ca. 25'30” - 26'.  

Recording: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, cond.: Michel Swierczewski. Aurora ACD 4978.

Prelude (2(2)222 - 423(1)1 - 2 perc. - str.), 1978.

Duration: Ca. 5'30”.

W.P.: Trondheim 1980.

Towards Balance (3(1)33(2)2 - 433(1)1 - 4 perc. incl. timp. - harp - piano/celesta (1 player) - str.), 1977-78.

Duration: Ca. 11'-11'30”.

W.P.: NRK/radio 1980.

Recording: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, cond.: Karsten Andersen. Philips 6529 130 / NC 4030. CD.: Aurora NCDB 4948.

Song (3(1)3(1)3(1)3(1) - 433(1)1 - timp .- 3 perc.- celesta - harp - str.), 1973.

Duration: Ca. 7'30”.

W.P.: Piteå, Sweden 1974.

Recording: London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond.: Kjell Ingebretsen. Philips 6529 130. / NC 4030. CD: Aurora ACD 4960.

With solo instrument:

Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra (2(1)12(1)1 - 2110 - 2 perc. - piano - 4 vl., 2vle., 2 vcl., 2 db.; alternative version with orchestral string section.1988-90.

Duration: Ca. 22'-22'15”.

Commissioned by Oslo Sinfonietta.

Recording: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, cond.: Michel Swierczewski. Solo: Øystein Birkeland, Aurora ACD 4978.

With recitation, vocal soloists, choir, and soundtrack:

Were You There,When They Crucified My Lord? The Story of Jesus’ Suffering, Death, and Resurrection According to St. Mark for narrator, vocal soloists (S,T,B) mixed choir SATB w. subdivisions, incl. women’s ch. SSA and men’s ch. TTBB, and orchestra (2(1)2(1)2(1)1-222(1)0 - 2 perc.- piano - strings - soundtrack,1998-2003. (Soundtrack completed 2005; revisions of the score 2011; 2014-15.)

Text (Engl.): The Bible, NIV, and negro spiritual.

Duration: Ca. 1 h.12'.

School orchestra:

I Gamlebyen (In the Old Town), miniature suite for school orchestra (variable instrumentation, the score written for 2 fl., 2 cl., fr. hn., trp., trbn., perc., piano, str.) 1986-87.

Duration: Ca. 8'05”-8'25”.

Commissioned by the Orchestra of Fredrikstad Municipal Music School.

W.P.: Fredrikstad 1988.