List of compositions
"Tales from the Enchanted Forest"
for Piano Trio and Chamber Orchestra
"Tales from the Enchanted Forest" for flexible scoring is composed inspired by the fairytales I have invented as I told them as bedtimes stories to our 3 children, Alma, Hector and Franz from they where less then 2 years old.
In this fantasy world there are good, evil and strange Wizards, talking squirrels, a magical forrest with a king and queen in a gold and silver castle and many small talking magical creatures some of which are helping my children some which are making trouble or just fun.
My children might also have an important role to play later in this world, so I tell them these fairy tales are also preparations for later on.
The musical translation of the first things from this world has been very rewarding for me so I might tell other tales later on.
Durata: ca. 8min.
Victimae Paschali is a song which may be accompanied by piano or quintet/quartet or
by a choir and optional string orchestra.
Durata: ca. 4min
for fleksible scoring
24 postludes in all keys
for Violin and String Orchestra
(or Violin and Piano)
Music by Henning Kraggerud
Words by Jostein Gaarder
Spotify: Simax Classics
(with Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra)
"The Last Leaf "
for Violin and Strings
'The Last Leaf' was originally commissioned by Nordland Musikkfestuke and was premiered by the Britten Sinfonia.
"The last leaf "was inspired by a short story
of the same name by O. Henry.
"The Last Leaf- Magnus in Memoriam" for violin and strings was written in memory of my cousin
Magnus Rostadmo, a musician and composer
who passed away too soon.
Durata: ca 10min