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Thomas Åberg — Evening Sonata (2013) for organ

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Published on Sep 13, 2013

Thomas Åberg (b. 1952) — Evening Sonata (2013) for organ
Carson Cooman, organ
Published by SMIC (http://www.mic.stim.se)

"Evening Sonata" (2013) is inspired by the long summer nights in the composer's home city of Stockholm, Sweden. It is atmospheric and ambient music, filled with the evocative sounds of the evening: the beauty of the setting sun, the last evening activities, and the sounds of quiet harbor and church bells. The music ends with the arrival of midnight: twelve strokes of a large church bell as the harbor bells and lights fade away.

Thomas Åberg (b. 1952) was born in Stockholm, Sweden and works there as composer, concert organist, and music administrator. Most of his works are written for the organ and are characterized by their rhythmic joy, simplicity, and humor. He has stated that "music must bring enjoyment, without abandoning reverence," and as such his style often uses the most basic of musical materials to create a discourse that is both spiritual and visceral. His music has been performed by organists at festivals throughout Europe, Asia, and the USA. He also tours regularly worldwide as concert organist with his own works.

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