Håkan Theorin

I am a composer of contemporary music, living in Stockholm, Sweden. I was born in 1959 and have studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm 1979-1983, and have composed works for different categories of instruments and voices. My subjects at the Royal College were, among others, composition, orchestration and electronic music. During the years at the College, I also received lessons in piano two years and clarinet one year. In my spare time, I played the clarinet, saxophones and piano in different orchestras around Stockholm during the years 1972-2007.

 

The musical language and expressions of my works are sometimes very total-chromatic in a style reminding of the second Viennese School. Examples of this are Quattro Pezzi, Quartetto, Motus, Septetto, Monologo, Ballata, Aria, Trio, Duo, Brass Quintet, Gioco and Rapsodia. Other works are written in a rather diatonic language, permitting even ordinary major and minor triads and composed by diatonic relations of the tonal material, even if in the choral pieces Tre Cori and the Requiem this is combined with a heavy chromaticism in order to heighten the expression of the poems of Tre Cori and the lugubrious words of the Mass. Since 1998, I have mostly used a diatonic, major-, minorbased musical language.

 

In 2017, I was finally diagnosed with ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, specifically Asperger's Syndrome, something I had suspected for a long time.

 

Below are listed the musical pieces made by me from 1980 until today. Most of the scores are available at the Swedish Music Information Center, Stockholm (SMIC, https://www.svenskmusik.org/sv).  Besides, there exists about 150 works composed during the years 1973-1980.

 

1. Sinfonietta (1980) Symphony Orchestra. Duration 8 minutes. Score and parts: HT 

 

2. Quintetto (1980) Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Violoncello. Duration 5 minutes. Score and parts: HT

 

3. Strati (1981) Brass quintett, Two percussion players, Piano. Duration 5 minutes. Score and parts: HT

 

4. Parola per parola (1981) Soprano, Flute, Clarinet, String Quartet. Duration 1 minute. Score and parts: HT

 

5. Quattro pezzi (1981) Symphony Orchestra. Duration 13 minutes. First performed by the Royal College's symphony orchestra on February 25,1983, at St. Jacob's Church, Stockholm. The second performance took place the next day (February 26) with the same ensemble. Score: SMIC Parts: HT

 

6. Quartetto (1982) Clarinet, Violoncello, Vibraphone and Piano. Duration 10 minutes. First performed on November 22, 1982, in Bergen, Norway at a concert tour made by students of Royal College of Music in Stockholm to the Norwegian Music Conservatories. The other performances was on November 23 (Stavanger), 25 (Oslo), 26 (Trondheim) and 27 (Tromsö). This work was also performed at "UNM" (Young Nordic Composer's) annual music festival in Malmö, Sweden on August 22, 1984. This performance was also broadcasted on August 24 by the Swedish Radio. Score: SMIC Parts: SMIC

 

7. Corona (1982) Electro-acoustic composition. Duration 8 minutes. First performed at Fylkingen, Stockholm on November 18, 1982. The second performance took place two days later at the same place. The third performance was a broadcast by the Swedish Radio on April 27, 1983.

 

8. Ostinato (1982) String quartett. Duration 3 minutes. Score and parts: HT

 

 9. Pezzino (1983) Piano. Duration 2 minutes. Score: HT

 

10. Motus (1983) Flute, Clarinet, String Quartet and Piano. Duration 10 minutes. First performed as accompaniment to a modern dance performance at Cirkus, Stockholm on September 22, 1983. The second and third performances took place two days later with the same ensemble. Score: SMIC Parts: HT

 

11. Septetto (1983) Flute, Clarinet, Vibraphone, Harp, Violin, Viola and Violoncello. Duration 14 minutes. First performed at a broadcasted concert at the Swedish Radio on May 9, 1985. Score: SMIC Parts: HT

 

12. Monologo (1984) Clarinet. Duration 7 minutes. First performed at an informal concert at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm on Feb 4, 2004. Score: SMIC

 

13. A la maniere de Delius (1984) String orchestra. Duration 3 minutes. A version made for wind ensemble in 1985 was first performed at St Michael's Church, Pool Hill, Bournemouth, England on June 26, 2001 by Täby Blås Wind Band on a visit to the Music Maker's Festival. The original version for string orchestra was first performed on December 7, 2003 by Täby Symphony Orchestra at Tibble Church, Täby. The third and fourth performances was by The Spa Octett of Täby Blås on November 28 and 29, 2009, at Karby Gård Art Center, Täby. Recording: https://youtu.be/ZS3_LYufAvY Score and parts: HT

 

14. Ballata (1984) Wind Band. Duration 5 minutes. First performed by Gothenburg Wind Orchestra at a concert at Artisten, Gothenburg on October 22, 2014. Recording: https://soundcloud.com/hakantheorin/theorinballatagwowav Score: SMIC

 

15. Aria (1985) Flute, Clarinet and String Orchestra. Duration 9 minutes. First performed by Täby Symphony Orchestra on November 16, 1986 at Tibble Teater, Täby. Score: SMIC Parts: HT

 

16. Canto (1987) Flute and Organ/ Piano. Duration 4 minutes. First performed at Vada Church, Vallentuna on April 19, 1987. Commissioned by Vada Church. Of this work a version for flute and string orchestra was made in 2003, score and parts: HT Score: SMIC

 

17. Concertino (1987) Alto Saxophone and Wind Band. Duration 12 minutes. First performed by Täby Blås Wind Band at Västerled Church, Enköping on March 12, 1988. The second performance was with the same orchestra in the Tibble Church, Täby on December 9, 1995, with myself as soloist on saxophone. The third performance took place at the Gammelgarn Church, Gotland on July 3, 2004, once again with Täby Blås Wind Band and a soloist from the orchestra. Score: SMIC Parts: HT. Of this work a version for alto sax and string orchestra was made in 2002, score and parts: HT

 

18. Trio (1987) Alto Flute, Viola and Violoncello. Duration 8 minutes. First performed at Fisksätra Church, Nacka on October 4, 1987. Score: SMIC

 

19. Duo (1984-1988) Violin and Piano. Duration 12 minutes. Score: SMIC

 

20. Episodi (1988) Wind Quintet and String Orchestra. Duration 16 minutes. First performed by the Vero Ensemble at the concert hall of the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm on April 5, 1989. Score: SMIC Parts: SMIC

 

21. Invenzione (1989) Flute. Duration 6 minutes. First performed at Skärholmen Church, Stockholm on March 1, 1992. Score: SMIC

 

22. Quintet for Brass instruments (1990) Duration 12 minutes. Score: SMIC Parts: HT

 

23. Fanfare (1990) Two trumpets, two trombones and timpani. Duration 1 minute. First performed on September 30, 2001 at Tibble Teater, Täby at the 60 years celebration concert by (and for) Täby Symphony Orchestra. Score and parts: HT

 

24. Gioco (1992) Flute and Marimba/Vibraphone. Duration 9 minutes. First performed at Kungsholmen Church, Stockholm on May 10, 1992. This performance was also broadcasted on January 18, 1994 by the Swedish Radio. Score: SMIC

 

25. Canon a quattro voci su un tema di re Federico il Grande (1992) Duration 5 minutes. Score: HT

 

26. Tango per big band (1995) Duration 5 minutes. Score and parts: HT

 

27. Canto II (1997) Flute and Organ/Piano. Duration 3 minutes. First performed at Vårdö Bönehus, Åland on June 30, 2007. Score: SMIC

 

28. Rapsodia (1991-1997) String Orchestra. Duration 18 minutes. Score : SMIC

 

29. Tre cori (1999) Mixed choir, poems by two nineteenth century German poets, August von Platen and Klaus Groth. Duration 17 minutes.

No. 1 "Wie rafft ich mich auf in der Nacht" (August von Platen)

No. 2, with soprano solo, "Ich schliech umher betrübt und stumm" (August von Platen)

No. 3 "Nachtklang" (Klaus Groth)

Score: SMIC

 

30. Requiem (1992-2000) Soprano and baritone soli, mixed choir and orchestra (the ordinary requiem mass texts). Duration 55 minutes. Score: SMIC , Piano reduction and parts: HT

 

31. Lamento (2002) Eufonium solo with wind band or brass band accompaniment. First performed by Gothenburg Wind Orchestra at a concert at Artisten, Gothenburg on October 22, 2014. Duration 5 minutes. Recording: https://soundcloud.com/hakantheorin/theorinlamentogwowav Score:SMIC , Piano reduction and parts: HT.

 

32. Zwei Trakl-Lieder (2003) Mixed choir, two poems by Georg Trakl: "Ein Winterabend", "Confiteor". Duration 10 minutes. Score: SMIC

 

33. Clarinet Quintet (2004) Clarinet, String quartet. Duration 21 minutes. First performed at an informal concert at the Mazer String Quartet Society in Stockholm on September 14, 2009. Recording: http://soundcloud.com/hakantheorin/theorin-klarinettkvintett Score: SMIC , Parts: HT.

 

34. Canto III (2004) Trumpet/Trombone/Eufonium and Organ/Piano. Duration 5 minutes. Score: SMIC , Parts: HT.

 

35. Quartetto per sassofoni (2004) Soprano-, Alto-, Tenor-, Baritonesaxophone. Duration 15 minutes. Score: SMIC , Parts: HT.

 

36. Due pezzi (2005) Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Accordeon and Drum Set. Duration 10 minutes. Score: SMIC, Parts: HT.

 

37. Violinduo (2012) Two violins. Duration 13 minutes. First performed at Danderyds Church, Danderyd on April 1, 2014 Recording from the first performance: http://youtu.be/kSwLkgCwx1E  Score: SMIC

 

38. Quintetto per fiati (2012) Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon. Duration 11 minutes. Score: SMIC

 

39. Monologo II (2012) Soprano Saxophone. Duration 5 minutes. First performed at a concert in Knutby Church, Uppsala on July 17, 2013. The second performance was in Allhelgona Church, Lund on March 16, 2014. Recording from the first performance: http://youtu.be/wOq5dBPSxYg Score: SMIC.

 

40. Violin Concerto (2013) Violino solo, orchestra. Duration 25 minutes. Score and piano reduction: SMIC

 

41. Fantasia per chitarra solo (2014) Duration 10 minutes. Score: SMIC

 

42. Tuba Concerto (2015) Tuba solo and symphony orchestra or wind band or brass band. Duration 20 minutes. Scores and piano reduction: SMIC

 

43. Three songs to poems by Timo Solin (2015) Voice and piano. Duration 7 minutes. Score: SMIC

 

44. Quintetto II (2015) Bass Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Piano. Duration 10 minutes. Score: SMIC

 

45. Cello Concerto (2016) Violoncello solo, orchestra. Duration 28 minutes. Score and piano reduction: SMIC

 

46. String Quartet (2016). Duration 24 minutes. Score: SMIC

 

47. String Trio (2016). Duration 23 minutes. Score: SMIC

 

48. Variazioni (2016) Violino solo. Duration 17 minutes. Score: SMIC

 

49. Invocazione (2016) Violoncello solo. Duration 14 minutes. Score: SMIC

 

50. Piano Trio (2017) Violino, Violoncello, Piano. Duration 22 minutes. Score: SMIC

 

51. Clarinet Trio (2017) Clarinet, Violoncello, Piano. Duration 21 minutes. Score: SMIC

 

52. Notturno (2017) Violoncello, Piano. Duration 22 minutes. Score: SMIC

 

53. Suite (2017) Clarinet, Piano. Duration 20 minutes. Score: SMIC

 

54. Morendo (2017) Piano solo. Duration 19 minutes. Score: SMIC

 

55. Clarinet Concerto (2018) Clarinet solo, orchestra. Duration 29 minutes. Score and piano reduction: SMIC

 

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Latest update July 12, 2018

 

 

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