On "Goder afton" -
Swedish holiday carol sings: "Goder afton / goder afton / välkommen
var gäst, / vi önskar eder alla / en fröjdefull fest." As with the
illustration above, detail from a Carl Larsson (1853-1919) painting from
1904, titled simply "Christmas Eve," for this New Year's Eve of 2017, we
welcome to a festive, candlelit table our guests with this wish,. which in
translation reads: "Good evening, good evening. Welcome to every
guest. We wish you all a joyful feast."
form is a simple set of variations the last being in contrapuntal form.
pages, circa 4' 15" - an MP3 demo is here:
The score is available as a free PDF download, though any major
commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior
arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this piano
On "Goder afton"