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John Frandsen
1956 -
J. Frandsen
John Frandsen (13/03/1956) is a Danish composer, organist and choral conductor, whose work includes operas, chamber music, and religious music. His 1999 Now Flashes the White Light of the Spirit commissioned to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church was performed simultaneously in over 100 Danish churches on the day of the anniversary. Frandsen was born in Aalborg and studied at Aarhus University and the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus with Hans Abrahamsen and Karl Aage Rasmussen. From 1993 to 1995 he was chairman of the music committee of the Danish National Arts Foundation, and since 1999 he has been chairman of the Danish Composers' Association. His opera trilogy, Tugt og Utugt I Mellemtiden (Virtue and Vice in the Meantime), based on the novel of the same name by Svend Aage Madsen premiered in 1998 at the Aarhus Summer Opera. His other operas include Amalie (premiered 1995 at the Musikteateret Undergrunden in Aarhus), Dronning Boudicca (Queen Boudica) (premiered in 1997 at Anden Opera in Copenhagen) and I-K-O-N (premiered in 2002 at the Royal Danish Theatre.
Period:21st century
Composed in:2013
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass + Danish texts by Simon Grotrian
In memory of:the victims from Utoya (22/07/2011)
Label(s):Dacapo 6.220649-50
Requiem for soloists [5], children's chorus, choir and orchestra. Requiem in memory of the victims from Utoya (2013)
1. Introit
2. Kyrie eleison
3. Sequentia
4. Pie Jesu
5. Offertorium
6. Sanctus
7. Agnus Dei
8. Communion Lux aeterna
9. Libera me
10. In paradisum