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  • 2022 upcoming!

    The Pandemic is finally loosing its grip. Amazing! All my 5 oratorios will be performed next year including the world premier of St Matthew passion (Musikkforlagene). 2022 is my 60th anniversary and will also include a lot of other big premieres such as “Gloria”for 2 soloists, mixed choir and symphony orchestra in Germany. Premier recordings of 4 Motets a cappella as well as premieres of “Quattuor Elementa” and “Mater Creatoris” to mention a few. I believe I’m a very fortunate and blessed contemporary composer!

  • New worked delivered!
  • A short update!
  • A world premiere on March 1st 2021!

    The world famous Saxophone player, Anders Paulsson, premieres my Sarabande which he commissioned in his newly launched series “Solitary poems” for saxophone solo. You can take part of the premiere on You tube which will take place on March 1st at 12 (noon).

    This unique piece will be available on Norsk Musikforlag! Links to follow.

    Please support this fundraising project: paypal.me/fredriksixten

  • Flash! The four Elements!
  • New Commission – Canterbury Cathedral!

    Sam Corkin, a professional Saxophonist from Kent, UK has launched a new exciting project where a selection of Composers are to re-imagine famous choral works from the past. My choice is “O Nata Lux” by Thomas Tallis (1505-1585). The premier recording of this work will take place in June together with 13 other commissioned pieces. The public World premieres are planned for 2022.

    Stay tuned!

  • New collaboration & commission
  • Award!

    I was just awarded a Scholarship from the Society of Swedish Composers due to my accomplishments during last year. It’s a true honor!

  • HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    Happy new year! 
    When I Iook back on 2020 I’m filled with so many emotions. The obvious one is how the pandemic situation affected our daily lives. In my case almost all major events was cancelled. Still I have been able to work on big commissions that was signed before the virus came and also got several new ones for the future. This year I delivered two really big works: Stabat Mater and Gloria, both for soloists, mixed choir & orchestra. I also did a complete revision of my first oratorio: A Swedish St Mark Passion & purveyed several smaller works for different ensembles. 2021 looks great with the completion of The St Matthew passion!

  • Merry Christmas!

    MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone! ✨Greetings from Norway (where I live) together with music by my pen, being Swedish✨ besides a German tune included & sung by an English Choir & with a translation by an American native!

  • A Christmas update!

    Here’s an update on my compositional efforts getting ready for Christmas. Despite the pandemic I’ve been very busy composing! I’ve just finalized a grand piece for 2 soloists (High soprano & tenor) mixed chorus & symphony orchestra: GLORIA in four movements. Premier in Germany in October 2021. At the same time I’m workin intensely on two major works for mixed choir a cappella: “The four elements” and “Maria Creatoris” the latter one is for double choir with a high soprano solo. They are commissioned from Karlstad & Östersund, Sweden. I’ve also finalized 13 Psalter-hymns for mixed choir, harp & percussion which will be included in the major commission from Helsingborg, Sweden: St. Matthew passion. Premier in 2022! Early in January I delivered “Stabat mater” for mixed choir, 2 solists, harp, wood wind quintet and strings, Aiken University, South Carolina, USA. Of course the pandemic got a lot of consequences for my part since all major concert events this year has been cancelled as well as many (already) this coming spring. I thank my good fortune that I have commissions ongoing and are safe through 2021! I wish everyone good health and to be in good spirits despite the current situation. Hope must prevail!