On "Goder afton" - (2017)
A 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."
The form is a simple set of variations the last being in contrapuntal form.
4 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 score.
On "Goder afton"