En svensk Markuspassion/A Swedish St Mark Passion

I’m very proud of the fact that I was the first composer ever to introduce a Soprano voice in the role of an Evangelist in a Passion. I did that back in 2003 when I began composing “En svensk Markuspassion” (A Swedish St Mark Passion) which resulted in the world premier on April 4th, 2004. This passion was also unique since it was based on the Swedish language together with strong influences of Swedish folk music, baroque, romanticism, modernism and other musical outputs. It is scored for two choirs but one of them only appears in the opening and closing movements; a descant-choir in unison. The Mixed choir also plays the role of the Mob, the Disciples, High priests and so on, as well as performing some of the minor soloists like Peter, The Maiden and Pilate. Christ is sung by a baritone soloist. A small chamber ensemble consists of an Oboe, Bassoon, String quintet and organ. I am right now doing a reversion of the piece which will have its world premiere on April 4th (Falun) & 5th (Stockholm) where I am also going to participate as the organist. I’m very much looking forward to this!