Compositions

New music for soprano saxophone and other constellations composed by Anders Paulsson

Anders Paulsson
2022

Chaconne Variations

for Clarinet & Organ

commissioned by Umeå Kulturfest

for Kjell Fagéus & Anders Winterstam

World premiere June 1, 2022

Backens Kyrka Umeå

durata 10´

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Anders Paulsson
2020

As Ice Was Melting, Oceans Rose

World premiere November 1st, 2020

Gustavsbergs kyrka

Gustavsbergs Kammarkör

Helena Engardt, conductor
Sofia Niklasson, sopran
Anders Paulsson, sopransaxofon
Martin Olsson, piano

Swedish version: När isar smälte, haven steg (uruppförande)

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Anders Paulsson
2020

Var inte rädd för mörkret

Gustavsbergs Kammarkör

Helena Engardt, conductor
Sofia Niklasson, sopran
Anders Paulsson, sopransaxofon
Martin Olsson, piano

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Anders Paulsson
2019

Hymn for Peace

for solo instrument and organ

World premiere May 18, 2019

Mission Dolores Basilica, San Francisco, USA

with Jonathan Dimmock, organ

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Anders Paulsson
2017

Coral Symphony – Kumulipo Reflections

for Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra conducted by Grammy Award winning JoAnn Falletta and Native Kahu Aaron Mahi performing the Native Hawaiian Creation Chant Kumulipo.

World Premiere at Blaisdell Concert Hall Honolulu, April 1st & 2nd, 2017

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Anders Paulsson
2017

Deep Water Interlude

soprano saxophone & mixed choir or synthesizer

World premiere April 26, 2017

Scenkonstmuséet, Stockholm

Kammarkören Musikaliska

Rebecka Gustafsson conductor

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Anders Paulsson
2017

I Did Not Die

poetry: Mary Elisabeth Frye

World premiere 26 April, 2017

Scenkonstmuséet, Stockholm

Kammarkören Musikaliska

Rebecka Gustafsson conductor

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Anders Paulsson
2017

Rising Seas

World Premiere February 16, 2017

University Saint LaSalle

Choral Saint LaSalle

Bacolod, Philippines

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Anders Paulsson
2016

Pleiades

Pleiades for Saxophone Quartet

World premiere, October 22

Kungsholms Kyrka, Stockholm

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Anders Paulsson
2015

Great Spirit Prayer

Native American Indian Prayer

for Choir SATB

World Premiere June 11, 2015

Sofia Kyrka, Stockholm

Sofia Vokalensemble

Bengt Ollén conductor

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Anders Paulsson
2015

Subterranean Wail

Poetry: Jade Snow

World premiere March 28, 2015

Earth Hour Concert

Eric Ericsonhallen, Stockholm

Voces Nordicae

Lone Larsen conductor

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Anders Paulsson
2015

Channel of Peace

World premiere January 31, 2015

Weggis, Switzerland

Kammerchor Weggis

Peter Werlen conductor

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Anders Paulsson
2014

Hallowed be thy Name

Counterpoint, San Francisco

Joseph Piazza conductor

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Anders Paulsson
2013

Celebration Suite

Celebrating 20 years of Democracy in South Africa

World Premiere: September 25, 2013

Soweto Theatre, South Africa

Miagi Youth Orchestra

Tshepo Tsotetsi, conductor

European Premiere: June 29, 2014

Berlin Philharmonic Hall

Brandon Phillips conductor

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Anders Paulsson
2011

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child

Spiritual Arrangement

first performance March 20, 2011

Engelbrekts Kammarkör

Bengt Eklund conductor

Engelbrektskyrkan

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Anders Paulsson
2011

Balm in Gilead

Spiritual arrangement

Counterpoint, San Francisco

Joseph Piazza conductor

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Anders Paulsson
2009

Betlehem

Betlehem / O Little Town of Bethlehem

arranged for 2 mixed choirs + organ

first performance Uppsala Cathedral,

December 19, 2004

Uppsala Domkyrkokör conducted by Milke Falck

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Anders Paulsson
2003

Swing Low Sweet Chariot

Spiritual arrangement for mixed choir & soprano saxophone

first performance May 17, 2003

Piteå Musikhögskola Chamber Choir

Erik Westberg

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Anders Paulsson
2002

Uppståndelsens Morgon

mixed choir, soprano saxophone

poetry: Gabriela Melinescu

World premiere November 16, 2002 Stockholm

St. Jacobs Chamber Choir, Gary Graden

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Anders Paulsson
2002

Nobody Knows

Spiritual arrangement for mixed choir & soprano saxophone

first performance November 16, 2002 Stockholm

St. Jacobs Chamber Choir, Gary Graden

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Anders Paulsson
2000

Danjugan Sanctuary

mixed choir, soprano saxophone, bass, percussion, organ

Poetry: Gerry Grey

World premiere March 19, 2000, Gagnef

Västerås Stifts Kyrkosångsförbund, Birgitta Rosenqvist-Brorson

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Anders Paulsson
2000

Jag har sett Dig gå över ängen

mixed choir a cappella

Poetry: Viola Renvall

World premiere May 25, 2000 Stockholm

St. Jacobs Chamber Choir, Gary Graden

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Anders Paulsson
2000

Stjärnorna växer om våren

mixed choir a cappella

Poetry: Karin Boye

World premiere May 25, 2000 Stockholm

St. Jacobs Chamber Choir, Gary Graden

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Anders Paulsson
2000

Vårens Makt

mixed choir a cappella & percussion;

Poetry: Elmer Diktonius

World premiere May 25, 2000 Stockholm

St. Jacobs Chamber Choir, Gary Graden

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Anders Paulsson
1999

Gratitude-Trust-Communion

soprano saxophone & organ

World premiere November 7, 1999

Engelbrekt Church, Stockholm

with Stefan Therstam

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Anders Paulsson
1998

I Rörelse

mixed choir a cappella

Poetry: Karin Boye

World premiere February 15, 1998

Fresta Vokalensemble, Maria Stoltz

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Anders Paulsson
1997

Deep River

Spiritual arrangement for mixed choir & soprano saxophone

first performance May 15, 1997, Stockholm

St. Jacobs Chamber Choir, Gary Graden

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Anders Paulsson
1997

Bright Morning Stars

Spiritual arrangement for mixed choir, baryton, soprano, organ & soprano saxophone


first performance May 15, 1997, Stockholm

S:t Jacobs Chamber Choir, Gary Graden

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Anders Paulsson
1996

Tårar

mixed choir a cappella

Poetry: Bo Setterlind

world premiere March 17, 1996

Gustaf Adolf Church

Borås Vokalensemble, Dan Lind

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Anders Paulsson
1995

Skärgårds Akvarell

The Real Group 5 vocals & soprano saxophone

World premiere July 16, 1995

Blidö Church, Sweden

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Anders Paulsson
1994

Hymn to Life

for Håkan Hagegård baryton, mixed choir, bass, cello, soprano saxophone & organ

Poetry: Bo Setterlind

World premiere October 21, 1994

Stockholm Concert House

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Anders Paulsson
1990

Advent Music

mixed choir, soprano saxophone, organ

World premiere December 4, 1990

New York City, USA

Union Theological Seminary Choir

Penna Rose conductor

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Anders Paulsson
1989

Anthem for the Homeless

soprano saxophone & organ


World premiere April 8, 1989

S:t Peter's Church, New York City, USA

with Harry Huff

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Anders Paulsson
1989

Toccata

Soprano Saxophone & Organ

World premiere December 20, 1989

Kungsholms Church, Stockholm

with Harry Huff

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Anders Paulsson
1988

Amazing Grace

Spiritual arrangement by Anders Paulsson & Harry Huff co-created at Union Theological Seminary, New York City in 1988 inspired by Calvin Hampton's Amazing Grace Variations

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