Nils Henrik Asheim

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GRIEG AND TVEITT FOR ORGAN Do the best classical works have anything to gain from transcription to the organ? What new dimensions can be explored? Nils Henrik Asheim attempts to answer these questions and more by transferring both Edvard Grieg’s “Ballade” and Geirr Tveitt’s “Hundrad Hardingtonar” to the concert organ’s color palette. This project has become one that should garner considerable interest! The “Ballade” is Grieg’s greatest work for solo piano. Through a magnificent, epic range of variations over a Norwegian folk song, he wrote away his grief over the loss of his parents, his marital problems, and his artistic stagnation. Asheim’s organ edition closely follows these restless mood changes, from the lyrical to the triumphant. Geir Tveitt hit a gold mine when he combined folk tunes from Hardanger with his unique sense of harmony and orchestration. Asheim took inspiration from the lush spectrum of colors of the Hundrad Hardingtonar version for orchestra and pulled out the organ’s entire stock of creative sound combinations for the task. This selection counts 18 tunes, from the poignant “Vélkomne med Æra” to the hypnotic “Hardingøl” to the mystical “Folgafodne fortél ingjenting.” After five years, Asheim believes that the instrument of the house is ripe for its first CD release. The 65-stop concert organ from Ryde & Berg in Fredrikstad has been praised for its organic, warm sound and is frequently used by performers from home and abroad. NILS HENRIK ASHEIM (born 1960) is a composer and organist, educated at The Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo and at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. As a composer, he has written chamber works and orchestral works, as well as dramatic music and site-specific installations. He is especially known for his own personal improvisation style on the organ, and has twice received the “Spellemannprisen” (Norwegian Grammy Award), as well as a number of composition prizes. He has been employed as an organist at the Stavanger Concert Hall since 2012.
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1. Ballade, op. 24 00:22:32 3.40 USD
Main artist Nils Henrik Asheim
Composer Edvard Grieg
Performers Nils Henrik Asheim
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2. Hundrad Hardingtonar: Vélkomne med Æra 00:04:12 1.50 USD
Main artist Nils Henrik Asheim
Composer Geirr Tveitt
Performers Nils Henrik Asheim
Arrangers Nils Henrik Asheim
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3. Hundrad Hardingtonar: Flyteljod 00:00:38 1.00 USD
Main artist Nils Henrik Asheim
Composer Geirr Tveitt
Performers Nils Henrik Asheim
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4. Hundrad Hardingtonar: Friarføter 00:01:37 1.50 USD
Main artist Nils Henrik Asheim
Composer Geirr Tveitt
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5. Hundrad Hardingtonar: Dan fagraste Viso pao Joræ 00:03:06 1.50 USD
Main artist Nils Henrik Asheim
Composer Geirr Tveitt
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6. Hundrad Hardingtonar: Guds Godhet og Guds Storhet 00:03:12 1.50 USD
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Composer Geirr Tveitt
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7. Hundrad Hardingtonar: Storskrytarstev 00:02:07 1.50 USD
Main artist Nils Henrik Asheim
Composer Geirr Tveitt
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8. Hundrad Hardingtonar: Langeleiklåt 00:01:20 1.50 USD
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Composer Geirr Tveitt
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9. Hundrad Hardingtonar: Graot og Laott aot ein Baot 00:02:17 1.50 USD
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Composer Geirr Tveitt
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10. Hundrad Hardingtonar: Huldrahaugjen 00:04:34 1.50 USD
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Composer Geirr Tveitt
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11. Hundrad Hardingtonar: Dan lånjge, långje Vettranåttæ 00:02:10 1.50 USD
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Composer Geirr Tveitt
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12. Hundrad Hardingtonar: Stavkyrkjestev 00:02:22 1.50 USD
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Composer Geirr Tveitt
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13. Hundrad Hardingtonar: Fjedlmansjento 00:01:37 1.50 USD
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Composer Geirr Tveitt
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14. Hundrad Hardingtonar: So stilt dei ror på Glittrefjord 00:03:27 1.50 USD
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Composer Geirr Tveitt
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15. Hundrad Hardingtonar: Å høyre du Songjen i Fossaduren 00:02:08 1.50 USD
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Composer Geirr Tveitt
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16. Hundrad Hardingtonar: Trollstemt Hardingfela 00:03:17 1.50 USD
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Composer Geirr Tveitt
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17. Hundrad Hardingtonar: Hardingøl 00:02:49 1.50 USD
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Composer Geirr Tveitt
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18. Hundrad Hardingtonar: Siste Farvel 00:03:45 1.50 USD
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Composer Geirr Tveitt
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19. Hundrad Hardingtonar: Folgafodne fortél ingjenting 00:04:16 1.50 USD
Main artist Nils Henrik Asheim
Composer Geirr Tveitt
Performers Nils Henrik Asheim
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Producers Vegard Landaas