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BA7417

Jansson: I Guds Ljus

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    1. Composer: Mårten Jansson
    2. Instrumentation: SATB Choir
    3. Work Languages: English, Swedish
    4. ISMN: 979-000656146-9
    5. Size: 7.5 x 10.6 inches
    6. Pages: 28

    I asked my friend, the poet Einar Askestad, if he could write a poem for me about love between father and son, brothers and God. I felt that these forms of love are seldom sung about. The poem moved me greatly and I have tried to put music to these words which is simple yet full of beauty. in the four movements of this suite-like piece, various aspects of these relationships are conveyed.My music is my own and I have never tried to be original. That has always been my motto and I have only tried to use music to express all the feelings which life has to offer. This has led people to describe my music as ‘so sad that it sounds like birds who have lost their wings‘ but also as ‘the happiest classical music that we have ever heard'. My compositions are almost all sacred. They express not only my own faith but also my appreciation and respect for the timeless texts that have been used for centuries and centuries.