Premieres

New music for soprano saxophone dedicated to and premiered by Anders Paulsson

Jörgen Dafgård
2022

Iridescence

Solitary Poem for Soprano Saxophone #19

"Iridescence" is inspired by the final cadenza of the soprano saxophone concerto Abrasax by Jörgen Dafgård.

World Premiere July 8, 2022

Öregrunds Kyrka

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Bjørn Kruse
2022

amber solitude

Solitary Poem #20 for Soprano Saxophone

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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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Jonathan Sheffer
2022

Short/Suite

Solitary Poem for Soprano Saxophone #18

Toccata - Sarabande - Rondo

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Paula af Malmborg Ward
2022

Growing, coming, filling up

Solitary Poem for Soprano Saxophone #17

"While dealing with depth and darkness as well as light and hope,I wonder - is there a connection between the extremes?Let's see what happens if we unite them in a tarantula.Here! Look at them; how they dance into the future, without boundaries."

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Bo Hansson
2022

Memories

Solitary Poem for Soprano Saxophone #16

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Johan Hugosson
2022

Call 23

Solitary Poem for Soprano Saxophone #15

The title "Call 23" is inspired by Sweden's promise of becoming a carbon dioxide neutral nation by 2045, 23 years from 2022.

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Thomas Simaku
2021

Soliloquy VI

Solitary Poem for Soprano Saxophone #14
World Premiere: November 20th, Kungsholms Church, Stockholm, Sweden

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Anders Hillborg
2021

Shared Solitude

Solitary Poem for Soprano Saxophone #13
Dedicated to Theo Hillborg & Anders Paulsson
World Premiere: November 20th, Kungsholms Church, Stockholm, Sweden

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Svante Henryson
2021

Crux

Solitary Poem for Soprano Saxophone #12
World Premiere: November 20th, Kungsholms Church, Stockholm, Sweden

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Marie Samuelsson
2021

Piece to Anders from Marie

Solitary Poem for Soprano Saxophone #11
World Premiere: November 20th, Kungsholms Church, Stockholm, Sweden

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Johan Hammerth
2021

Lontano

Solitary Poem for Soprano Saxophone #10
World Premiere: November 20th, Kungsholms Church, Stockholm, Sweden

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Ann-Sofi Söderqvist
2021

Solitude

Solitary Poem for Soprano Saxophone #9
World Premiere: November 20th, Kungsholms Church, Stockholm, Sweden

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Stella Sung
2021

Soliloquy

Solitary Poem for Soprano Saxophone #8
World Premiere: November 20th, Kungsholms Church, Stockholm, Sweden

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Sven Hagvil
2021

Find Wonder

soprano saxophone & guitar

World Premiere July 6

Sundbybergs kyrka

with Jacob Kellermann

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Andrea Tarrodi
2021

of days gone by

Solitary Poem for Soprano Saxophone #7
World Premiere: November 20th, Kungsholms Church, Stockholm, Sweden

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Kjell Perder
2021

How Dare You?

Solitary Poem for Soprano Saxophone #6
World Premiere: November 20th, Kungsholms Church, Stockholm, Sweden

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John Corigliano
2021

And The People Stayed Home

Solitary Poem for Soprano Saxophone #5
World Premiere: November 20th, Kungsholms Church, Stockholm, Sweden

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Britta Byström
2021

Later the Same Day

Solitary Poem #4, a canon for 2 Soprano Saxophones, World Premiere: November 20th, Kungsholms Church, Stockholm, Sweden

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Steve Dobrogosz
2021

Gracenotes

Solitary Poems for Soprano Saxophone #3
World Premiere: November 20th, Kungsholms Church, Stockholm, Sweden

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Fredrik Sixten
2021

Sarabande

Solitary Poem for Soprano Saxophone #2
World Premiere: November 20th, Kungsholms Church, Stockholm, Sweden

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Fredrik Högberg
2021

Orphan Elephant

Solitary Poem for Soprano Saxophone #1
World Premiere: November 20th, Kungsholms Church, Stockholm, Sweden

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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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Svante Henryson
2019

Off Pist Suite

for Cello & Soprano Saxophone

World Premiere February 20, Kammaren, Stockholm

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Leonard Enns
2019

Waking

for Soprano Saxophone & Male Chorus

Text by: George Whipple (1927-2014)
Commissioned by The Golden Gate Men´s Chorus
Joseph Piazza, Music Director
World Premiere May 18, Mission Dolores Basilica
San Francisco, USA,

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Judith Cloud
2019

What Would Nina Simone Say?

Jonathan Dimmock organ
Anders Paulsson
soprano saxophone

World Premiere August 15

Sofia Church, Stockholm

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Erik Wickström
2018

ONE

for soprano saxophone & piano

World Premiere recording February 17

S:t Görans Kyrka, Stockholm

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Gunnar Idenstam
2018

Trois Esquisses

for soprano saxophone solo

World Premiere November 8

Missionskyrkan, Linköping

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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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Jörgen Dafgård
2017

Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra

World Premiere January 29, 2017

SPIRA Konserthus Jönköping

"Abrasax" Jönköpings Sinfonietta

conducted by Johannes Gustavsson

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Anders Eliasson
2017

Sinfonia Concertante

Symphony nr 3 with Soprano Saxophone solo

(adaptation by the composer of the altosax version commissioned and premiered by John-Edward Kelly in 1989)

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Johannes Gustavsson

World Premiere of Soprano Saxophone version November 8, 2017

Göteborgs Konserthus, November 10, 2017

Recording by BIS-2368

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David Conte
2016

Elegy

Elegy for soprano saxophone & piano

World Premiere November 19

Jokkmokks Gamla Kyrka

with Kristina Shtegman piano

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Thomas Simaku
2016

My Beautiful Morea

Thomas Simaku My Beautiful Morea

for soprano saxophone & piano

World Premiere November 19

Jokkmokks Gamla Kyrka

with Kristina Shtegman piano

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Anders Paulsson
2016

Pleiades

Pleiades for Saxophone Quartet

World premiere, October 22

Kungsholms Kyrka, Stockholm

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Kalevi Aho
2015

Concerto for Soprano Saxophone & Chamber Orchestra

Concerto for soprano saxophone & chamber orchestra

World Premiere: November 11, 2015

Rovaniemi, Finland

Lapland Chamber Orchestra

John Storgårds conductor

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Bob Mintzer
2015

Off the Cuff

for soprano saxophone solo

World Premiere: March 3

Swedish Embassy, Pretoria, South Africa

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Kjell Andersson
2015

Spinal Encore

World Premiere: February 13, Kungliga Musikhögskolan, Stockholm
Anders Paulsson soprano sax
Matilda Norlöv, violin
Alva Press, violin
Johan Höglind, viola
Filip Lundberg, violoncell
Fredrik Wadman, doublebass

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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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Henrik Måwe
2014

Dragtime in W

for soprano saxophone, violin, piano, bass & drums

World Premiere: Confidencen Castle Theatre, June 17, 2014

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Svante Henryson
2014

En Vapenvägrares Historia

for soprano saxophone, violin, piano, bass & drums

World Premiere: Confidencen Castle Theatre, June 17, 2014

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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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Hayk Melikyan
2013

Le berger infidéle

for soprano saxophone, violin, cello, harpsichord & piano

World Premiere June 13, 2013

Confidencen Castle Theatre, Ulriksdal

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Rolf Martinsson
2012

Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra

GOLDEN HARMONY, Concerto for soprano saxophone & orchestra

World Première September 6, 2012

Symfoniorkestern NorrlandsOperan

Christoph Altstaedt conductor

NorrlandsOperan, Umeå, Sweden

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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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Ad Wammes
2010

Faith

FAITH for soprano saxophone & organ, ArgumentPrièreReconciliationRejoice

World Première with Andrew Canning

at Lutherse Kerk, Groningen, Netherlands, October 22, 2010

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Sven Hagvil
2009

Colori d'ell Anima

Andante Largamente & Vivo e grazioso

Vadstena Klosterkyrka, October 17, 2009

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Charlotte Hasselqvist
2009

Vad Du är skön min älskade

S.t Matteus Choir, soprano sax, piano & bass, Sonny Jansson, conductor

June 14, 2009,

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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 Eliasson
2008

Concerto for Soprano Saxophone & Strings

Concerto for soprano saxophone & strings

(adaptation by the composer of the altosax version commissioned and premiered by John-Edward Kelly in 2003)

World Premiere of soprano saxophone version:

September 4, 2008

Symfoniorkestern NorrlandsOperan

Mei-Ann Chen conductor

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Sven Hagvil
2007

Symphony of Solitarities

Symphony of Solitarities

soprano saxophone & mixed choir

World Première March 24, 2007

S:t Johannes Kyrka, Stockholm

S:t Johannes Kammarkör

Karin Oldgren conductor

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Astor Piazzolla
2006

Milonga for Three

for soprano saxophone & orchestra

1st performance June 6th

of new arrangement by Anders Högstedt

St.Petersburg Philharmonic

Fabio Mastrangelo conductor

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David Chaitkin
2005

Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra

World Premiere March 3, 2005

Stockton Symphony Orchestra, USA

Peter Jaffe conductor

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Nils Lindberg
2005

Concerto for Soprano Saxophone & Orchestra

Mythological Portraits for soprano saxophone & orchestra

PrologTömpkal RandaFösskalEpilog

World Premiere September 22, 2005 DalaSinfoniettan, Bjarte Engesett conductor

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B Tommy Andersson
2004

Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra

Concerto for soprano saxophone and orchestra

"Reflections" World Premiere April 3, 2004

Jönköpings Sinfonietta

B Tommy Andersson conductor

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Sven David Sandström
2003

4 Pieces for soprano saxophone and Band

Four Pieces for soprano saxophone and wind ensemble  I, II, III, IV

World Premiere February 13, 2003

Östgöta Blåsarsymfoniker

B Tommy Andersson conductor

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Victoria Power
2003

Ballade

soprano saxophone, piano & strings

World Premiere January 19, 2003, Stockholm Power Strings, Andrej Nikolaev conductor

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Bjørn Kruse
2003

Pierrots Lament

for soprano saxophone & string orchestra

Swedish Premiere January 19, 2003, Stockholm Power Strings, Andrej Nikolaev conductor

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Frida Matsdotter
2003

Hon ska vida färdas

for choir, soprano saxophone & orchestra 


World Premiere May 11, Uppsala Cathedral

Milke Falk conductor

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Ingvar Lidholm
2003

Arabesque

Arabesque version for soprano saxophone solo

World Premiere May 17, 2003

Öjebyn Church, Sweden

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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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Kari Baek
2002

Arise, my love, my fair one

for soprano saxophone & choir

World Premiere July 5, 2002

Vestmanna Church, Faroe Islands

Mogens Dahl conductor

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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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Fredrik Högberg
2001

Concertino for Soprano Saxophone & String Orchestra

Concertino for soprano saxophone & string orchestra I, II, III, IV,

World Premiere March 10, 2001, Tingsryd

Musica Vitae, Jerzy Maksymiuk conductor

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Martin Möller
2001

Reflection #1

for soprano saxophone solo

World Premiere June 23, 2001

Box Kraftverk, Nyland

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Stella Sung
2001

Sur la Memoire

for soprano saxophone & piano

Swedish Premiere August 29, 2001

Kungsholm Church, Stockholm

with Magnus Svensson

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Björn Kruse
2001

Gydas Hemmelighet

soprano saxophone & piano

Swedish Premiere August 29, 2001

Kungsholms Church, Stockholm

with Magnus Svensson

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Pelle Olofson
2001

Missa Brevis

soprano saxophone & children's choir

World Premiere October 26, 2001

Adolf Fredrik's Children's Choir

Pelle Olofson conductor

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Peeter Vähi
2000

Concerto for Soprano Saxophone & Orchestra

World Premiere April 29, 2000, Tallinn

soprano saxophone, strings & percussion

"Silver Concerto"

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

Andres Mustonen conductor

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Nils Lindberg
2000

Krusningar & Polska

soprano saxophone solo

World Premiere July 8, 2000 Piteå

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Ingvar Karkoff
2000

Largo

soprano saxophone & organ

World Premiere October 15, 2000

Alla Helgona Church, Nyköping

with Andrew Canning

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Niklas Breman
2000

Dinkum Thinkum

soprano saxophone & electronics

World Premiere December 28, 2000

Hässleholms Kulturhus

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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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Fredrik Högberg
1999

Perc Off

soprano saxophone & six percussion

World Premiere May 30, 1999

Härnösands Slagverksensemble

Johan Eriksson conductor

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Fredrik Högberg
1999

Concerto for Soprano Saxophone & Orchestra

World Premiere June 13, 1999

Tonhallen, Sundsvall

Sundsvalls Kammarorkester

Lan Shui conductor

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Fredrik Högberg
1999

PopMusikk

soprano saxophone & electronics 
world premiere July 8, 1999

S:t Nicolai Church, Halmstad

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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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David Chaitkin
1998

Aria

World Premiere April 23, 1998

DeGeer Hallen, Norrköping

Norrköping Symphony Orchestra

Lu Jia conductor

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Judith Cloud
1998

Concerto for Soprano Saxophone & Orchestra

Concerto for soprano saxophone & orchestra

"Land of Rest"


World Premiere May 1, 1998, Flagstaff, USA Northern Arizona University Orchestra

Robert Blake conductor

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Håkan Carlsson
1998

Fantasistycke

soprano saxophone & wind orchestra

World Premiere December 5, 1998, Lund Bleckhornen wind orchestra,

Peter Isberg conductor

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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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Björn J:son Lindh
1997

Ikoner

soprano saxophone, strings & percussion

World Premiere August 2, 1997 Visby

Gotland Chamber Strings

Anders Loguin percussion

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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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Joakim Unander
1996

Fanfares

soprano saxophone & organ

World Premiere March 9, 1996

S:t Johannes Church, Stockholm

with Andrew Canning

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Bo Hansson
1996

Nocturne

soprano saxophone solo 


world premiere March 31, 1996

S:ta Helena Church, Skövde

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Svante Henryson
1996

Off Pist

Off Pist for soprano saxophone & violoncell

World Premiere November 28, 1996 Berwaldhallen, Stockholm

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Jonathan Sheffer
1996

Concerto for Soprano Saxophone & Orchestra

World Premiere November 28 , 1996 Berwaldhallen, Stockholm

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Petter Sundkvist conductor

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Rich de Rosa
1996

Haunting Memories

soprano saxophone & orchestra

Swedish Premiere November 28, 1996 Berwaldhallen, Stockholm

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Petter Sundkvist conductor

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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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Jan Ferm
1995

Vila Socó Meu Amor

soprano saxophone & choir

World Premiere March 9, 1995,

Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Erik Westberg conductor

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Anders Nilsson
1995

Lux Aeterna

soprano saxophone, organ & choir

World Premiere March 12, 1995

Sau Paulo, Brasil

Erik Westberg conductor

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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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Chris DeBlasio
1994

Prelude & Fugue

soprano saxophone & strings

World Premiere January 11, 1994

Alice Tully Hall, NYC, USA

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Roger Kellaway
1994

From the other side of Midnight

soprano saxophone & piano

World Premiere January 23, 1994

Maybeck Hall, San Francisco, USA

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Joakim Unander
1994

Nor the soles of her shoe

soprano saxophone solo

World Premiere April 29, 1994

S:t Jacobs Church, Stockholm

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Björn Hallmann
1994

Concerto for Soprano Saxophone & Orchestra

"Sit Venia Verbo"

World Premiere December 6, 1994

Borås Kammarorkester

Björn Hallmann conductor

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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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Judith Cloud
1993

Feet of Jesus

soprano saxophone, choir & organ

Swedish premiere August 13, 1993

S:t Jacobs Church, Stockholm

S:t Jacobs Kammarkör

Gary Graden conductor

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David Conte
1992

Good-Bye My Fancy

Soprano Saxophone & Male Choir

World premiere June 21, 1992

Carnegie Hall, New York City

NYC Gay Men's Chorus, USA

Gary Miller conductor

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Gerald Busby
1990

Saxorgan

soprano saxophone & organ

World premiere May 9, 1990

Union Theological Seminary, NYC, USA

with Harry Huff, organ

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Tania French
1990

In the end is the beginning

soprano saxophone, organ & choir

World Premiere May 9, 1990

Union Theological Seminary, NYC, USA

with Harry Huff, organ

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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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Chris DeBlasio
1989

Music for a Short Subject

soprano saxophone & organ

World Premiere December 20, 1989

Kungsholms Church, Stockholm

with Harry Huff organ

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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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Rayner Brown
1988

Sonata for Soprano Saxophone & Organ

World Premiere April 6, 1988 Union Theological Seminary, NYC, USA, with Harry Huff, organ

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Tom Pierson
1988

Antiphony

soprano sax, organ, piano, 5 trumpets,

17 french horns

World Premiere May 1, 1988

Cathedral S:t John the Divine, NYC, USA

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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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