A creative response to the covid-19 pandemic

Solitary Poems for
Soprano Saxophone

Welcome to the Solitary Poems project:

A creative response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequent obliteration of livelihoods for freelance musicians, this series of SOLITARY POEMS from 30 international composers aims to ameliorate this situation and simultaneously support the creation of new music for Soprano Saxophone.The Swedish Record label BIS will release its own selection of these Solitary Poems in December 2023.


Announcement on RADIO SWEDEN: https://sverigesradio.se/artikel/arbetslos-sopransaxofonist-lockade-till-sig-30-tonsattare

SOPRANSAXOFONISTEN Anders Paulsson har under många år haft en stor internationell karriär med sitt ovanliga soloinstrument och turnerat över hela världen.Det satte pandemin stopp för, men istället för att slå sig till ro lade Paulsson ut beställningar på nya verk av en rad svenska och utländska tonsättare och bad dem skriva solostycken för honom och hans instrument.
30 kompositörer svarade och den 20 november 2021 spelade Paulsson en konsert i Kungsholms kyrka med Solitary Poem #1-14.
På konserten i Sofia Kyrka den 3 December 2022 avslutades projektet genom att Anders spelade Solitary Poem #15-31.
Skivbolaget BIS planerar att ge ut sitt eget urval av dessa kompositioner på en Super Audio CD i December 2023.

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Solitary Poems #15-31 live Concert in Sofia Church, December 3, 2022

Composed by:

Victoria Borisova-Ollas, Anders Nilsson, Bjørn Kruse, Jörgen Dafgård, ​Staffan Storm, Anders Hillborg, Anna-Lena Laurin, Paula af Malmborg Ward, Bo Hansson, Ad Wammes, Jonathan Sheffer, Johan Hugosson, Thomas Lindahl, Thomas Persson, Pelle Olofson, Dror Feiler, Christian Lindberg

Solitary Poem #

21

Prayer

Composed by:

Pelle Olofson

Solitary Poem #

20

amber soliloquy

Composed by:

Bjørn Kruse

Solitary Poem #

19

Iridescence

Composed by:

Jörgen Dafgård

Solitary Poem #

18

Short/Suite

Composed by:

Jonathan Sheffer

Solitary Poem #

17

Growing, coming, filling up

Composed by:

Paula af Malmborg Ward

Solitary Poem #

16

Memories

Composed by:

Bo Hansson

Solitary Poem #

1

Orphan Elephant

Composed by:

Fredrik Högberg

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2

Sarabande

Composed by:

Fredrik Sixten

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3

Gracenotes

Composed by:

Steve Dobrogosz

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4

Later the Same Day

Composed by:

Britta Byström

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5

And The People Stayed Home

Composed by:

John Corigliano

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6

How Dare You?

Composed by:

Kjell Perder

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7

Of days gone by

Composed by:

Andrea Tarrodi

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8

Soliloquy

Composed by:

Stella Sung

Solitary Poem #

9

Solitude

Composed by:

Ann-Sofi Söderqvist

Solitary Poem #

10

Lontano

Composed by:

Johan Hammerth

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11

Piece to Anders from Marie

Composed by:

Marie Samuelsson

Solitary Poem #

12

Crux

Composed by:

Svante Henryson

Solitary Poem #

13

Shared Solitude - a duet with Theo Hillborg

Composed by:

Anders Hillborg

Solitary Poem #

14

Soliloquy VI

Composed by:

Thomas Simaku

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15

Call 23

Composed by:

Johan Hugosson