Håkan Theorin

I am a composer of contemporary music, who live in Stockholm, Sweden. I was born in 1959 and studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm 1979-1983, and has 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 tuition in piano two years and clarinet one year. In my spare time, I used to perform clarinet, saxophones and piano in different orchestras around Stockholm during the years 1972-2007.

 

In my music, I strive to express feelings of melancholy, nostalgia and sentimentality.

 

The musical language and expressions of my works are sometimes very total-chromatic in a style reminding of the second Viennese School. Other works are written in a rather diatonic language, permitting even ordinary major and minor triads but often composed by chromatic relations of the tonal material. Since 1998, I have mostly used a diatonic, major-, minor-based musical language. My main musical influences come from G Mahler, F Delius, R Strauss, J Sibelius, S Rachmanninov, A Schönberg, M Ravel and A Berg.

 

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


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 (5 July - 6 November 1980) Symphony Orchestra. Duration 8 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/rK6W0QlwnLY Score: SMIC, Parts: HT

 

2. Quintetto (19 - 24 November 1980) Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Violoncello. Duration 5 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/6efuKsNPGAs Score and parts: HT

 

3. Strati (7 - 24 September 1981) Brass quintett, Two percussion players, Piano. Duration 5 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/-oHPMATBt4E Score: SMIC Parts: HT

 

4. Parola per parola (14 - 21 November 1981) Soprano, Flute, Clarinet, String Quartet. Duration 1 minute. Recording: https://youtu.be/KzuEQmuO0Vo Score and parts: HT

 

5. Quattro pezzi (7 November 1980 - 31 December 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: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/20668f1.pdf Parts: HT

 

6. Quartetto (5 January - 17 June 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. Recording: https://youtu.be/PreoW0RVaug Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/20616f1.pdf Parts: SMIC

 

7. Corona (16 January - 14 August 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 (9 - 17 November 1982) String quartet. Duration 3 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/FrFwcMcuJdE Score and parts: HT

 

 9. Pezzino (20 - 27 April 1983) Piano solo. Duration 2 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/EMpDG1z7pp0 Score: HT

 

10. Motus (18 February - 14 June 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. Recording: https://youtu.be/nhe4g5jiHb4 Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/20972f1.pdf , Parts: HT

 

11. Septetto (11 July 1982 - 27 September 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. Recording: https://youtu.be/XPWlMPtJRnQ Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/21577f1.pdf Parts: HT

 

12. Monologo (28 September 1983 - 24 January 1984) Clarinet solo. Duration 7 minutes. First performed at an informal concert at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm on Feb 4, 2004. Recording: https://youtu.be/ekMmNSKqyt0 Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/21718f1.pdf

 

13. A la maniere de Delius (5 October 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/M8JTTX6-FbY Score and parts: HT

 

14. Ballata (30 August - 9 December 1984) Wind Band. Duration 5 minutes. First performed by Gothenburg Wind Orchestra at a concert at Artisten, Gothenburg on October 22, 2014. Recording: https://youtu.be/_ekoj4JSh2Y Score: SMIC

 

15. Aria (18 February - 30 November 1985) Flute, Clarinet and String Orchestra. Duration 9 minutes. First performed by Täby Symphony Orchestra on November 16, 1986 at Tibble Teater, Täby. Recording: https://youtu.be/-U5rJHj2gus Score: SMIC Parts: HT

 

16. Canto (9 - 21 February 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 Recording: https://youtu.be/6kyzgkbTx5M Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/21850f1.pdf

 

17. Concertino (5 November 1986 - 3 April 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. Recording: https://youtu.be/96oB226nc2s Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/21914f1.pdf  Parts: HT. Of this work a version for alto sax and string orchestra was made in 2002, score and parts: HT

 

18. Trio (9 April - 21 May 1987) Alto Flute, Viola and Violoncello. Duration 8 minutes. First performed at Fisksätra Church, Nacka on October 4, 1987. Recording: https://youtu.be/rVokLiGLMHw Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/22035f1.pdf

 

19. Duo (26 January 1984 - 21 January 1988) Violin and Piano. Duration 12 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/qgd0yMuGV9A Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/29f1.pdf

 

20. Episodi (29 August - 14 November 1988) Chamber Orchestra (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn 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. Recording: https://youtu.be/vur3yX-OZfQ Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/22411f1.pdf Parts: SMIC

 

21. Invenzione (14 - 29 January 1989) Flute solo. Duration 6 minutes. First performed at Skärholmen Church, Stockholm on March 1, 1992. Recording: https://youtu.be/Rlml611h8I4 Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/62f1.pdf

 

22. Quintet for Brass instruments (17 December 1989 - 25 August 1990) Duration 12 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/9O7h_aa_7bc Score: SMIC  https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/23848f1.pdf Parts: HT

 

23. Fanfare (7 - 11 December 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. Recording: https://youtu.be/KRtTNLCIQFQ Score and parts: HT

 

24. Gioco (17 March - 19 April 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. Recording: https://youtu.be/0Sx6isHLu7c Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/32578f1.pdf

 

25. Canon a quattro voci su un tema di re Federico il Grande (9 - 16 October 1992) Duration 5 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/ffHnaFrXFyo Score: HT

 

26. Tango per big band (2 - 16 November 1995) Duration 5 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/HvyRvWShD80 Score and parts: HT

 

27. Canto II (13 March - 28 July 1997) Flute and Organ/Piano. Duration 3 minutes. First performed at Vårdö Bönehus, Åland on June 30, 2007. Recording: https://youtu.be/GLdBNcffcmw Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/JOR397f1.pdf

 

28. Rapsodia (4 May 1991 - 6 August 1997) String Orchestra. Duration 18 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/AYHWTNL0V3Y Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/JOR2684f1.pdf

 

29. Tre cori (2 October 1998 - 8 January 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, from Brahms op. 32:1)

No. 2, with soprano solo, "Ich schliech umher betrübt und stumm" (August von Platen, from Brahms op. 32:3)

No. 3 "Nachtklang" (Klaus Groth, from Brahms op. 59:4)

Recording: https://youtu.be/lWFrIVQa1Yw Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/JOR3812f1.pdf

 

30. Requiem (27 November 1992 - 27 October 2000) Soprano and baritone soli, mixed choir and orchestra (the ordinary requiem mass texts). Complete recording: https://youtu.be/PHDm8-Y-ZRE Recording of the orchestral interlude between the Dies Irae and Offertorium parts: https://youtu.be/OmMozXXdO3Q Duration 55 minutes. Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/GB5699f1.pdf , Piano reduction and parts: HT

 

31. Lamento (16 December 2000 - 12 September 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://youtu.be/zgAC9QRFR2s Score for wind orchestra:  https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/GB5734f1.pdf Score for brass band: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/GB5733f1.pdf , Piano reduction and parts: HT.

 

32. Corazón (30 May 2003) Alto Flute, Horn, Tuba, Claves, Drum Set, Piano, String orchestra. Duration 4 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/6H3v0TUoEUo   Score: SMIC

 

33. Zwei Trakl-Lieder (22 June - 13 July 2003) Mixed choir, two poems by Georg Trakl: "Ein Winterabend", "Confiteor". Duration 10 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/u6xv0Qurk8o Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/GB5698f1.pdf

 

34. Clarinet Quintet (17 December 2003 - 3 April 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: https://youtu.be/Q-DQk5QQaLE Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/GB5697f1.pdf, Parts: HT.

 

35. Canto III (5 - 18 May 2004) Trumpet/Trombone/Eufonium and Organ/Piano. Duration 5 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/9gtWSIKBW9k Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/GB5732f1.pdf , Parts: HT.

 

36. Quartetto per sassofoni (24 June - 25 November 2004) Soprano-, Alto-, Tenor-, Baritone Saxophone. Duration 15 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/GEaGiGWPxbk Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/GB5306f1.pdf , Parts: HT.

 

37. Due pezzi (25 July - 23 August 2005) Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Accordeon and Drum Set. Duration 10 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/yL8wfaPANVI Score: SMIC, Parts: HT.

 

38. Violinduo (17 March - 12 April 2012) Two violins. Duration 13 minutes. First performed at Danderyds Church, Danderyd on April 1, 2014 Recording from the first performance: https://youtu.be/xjv-vMQ7LCY  Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/GB9935f1.pdf

 

39. Quintetto per fiati (5 May - 7 July 2012) Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon. Duration 11 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/g0dMiNSdjHQ Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/GB10122f1.pdf

 

40. Monologo II (7 - 21 October 2012) Soprano Saxophone solo. 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: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/GB10046f1.pdf

 

41. Violin Concerto (14 July 2012 - 17 April 2013) Violino solo, orchestra. Duration 25 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/iF8pcw3wZ8E  Recording of the first rehearsal with piano accompaniment: https://youtu.be/fmpJoT8iOy8 Score and piano reduction: SMIC

 

42. Fantasia (12 April - 4 May 2014) Guitar solo. Duration 10 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/P0_gNZTle3A Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/GB10600f1.pdf

 

43. Tuba Concerto (26 April 2013 - 19 June 2015) Tuba solo and symphony orchestra or wind band or brass band. Duration 20 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/xz4GaeYvcDE Score for symphony orchestra: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/GB11178f1.pdf, Score for wind band: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/GB11176f1.pdf , Piano reduction: SMIC

 

44. Three songs to poems by Timo Solin (25 - 28 July 2015) Voice and piano. Duration 7 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/nD7nTWbJReM Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/GB12038f1.pdf

 

45. Quintetto II (22 June - 31 October 2015) Bass Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Piano. Duration 10 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/wgJBJSiwWAc Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/GB12037f1.pdf

 

46. Cello Concerto (6 November 2015 - 29 May 2016) Violoncello solo, orchestra. Duration 28 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/itFyH_zd28k Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/GB12035f3.pdf , Piano reduction: SMIC

 

47. String Quartet (6 June - 18 August 2016). Duration 24 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/D9XGUQUnJI8 Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/GB12036f1.pdf

 

48. String Trio (18 August - 19 September 2016). Duration 23 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/g8itGmahay4 Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/GB12579f1.pdf

 

49. Variazioni (21 September - 8 October 2016) Violino solo. Recording: https://youtu.be/4i52uKMX4yA Duration 17 minutes. Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/GB12454f1.pdf

 

50. Invocazione (30 October - 20 November 2016) Violoncello solo. Duration 14 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/KRoPY1E-ZhE Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/GB12471f1.pdf

 

51. Piano Trio (8 October 2016 - 2 July 2017) Violino, Violoncello, Piano. Duration 22 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/hVX8ByrK8d8 Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/GB13092f1.pdf

 

52. Clarinet Trio (3 July - 9 September 2017) Clarinet, Violoncello, Piano. Duration 21 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/iiETRW2BrQs Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/GB13091f1.pdf

 

53. Notturno (10 September - 17 October 2017) Violoncello, Piano. Duration 22 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/ESvf-pKR_P4 Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/GB13090f1.pdf

 

54. Suite (17 October - 5 November 2017) Clarinet, Piano. Duration 20 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/422gpe2APlU  Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/GB13089f1.pdf

 

55. Morendo (5 - 17 November 2017) Piano solo. Duration 19 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/mhkVxq8neE4 Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/GB13088f1.pdf

 

56. Clarinet Concerto (10 November 2017 - 11 March 2018) Clarinet solo, orchestra. Duration 29 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/iP0BaB6EveA Score: https://www.svenskmusik.org/downloads/sample-pdfs/GB13337f1.pdf Piano reduction: SMIC

 

57. Libro pro piano (24 February 2018 - 19 May 2019) Piano solo. Duration 17 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/0LTKk7BT00A Score: SMIC

 

58. Monologo III (17 - 26 January 2020) Oboe solo. Duration 8 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/k4hK4JMwZjg Score: SMIC

 

59. Duo II (28 January - 9 March 2020) Horn, Piano. Duration 13 minutes. Recording: https://youtu.be/en5-vJQ7o_I Score: SMIC

 

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Latest update 21 February 2021

 

 

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