Pär Olofsson | Föreningen svenska tonsättare
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Pär Olofsson (born 1973) is a Swedish composer, conductor and organist based in Stockholm,
Sweden. After completed medical studies, Pär attended the royal college of music in Stockholm and studied organ, piano, conducting, voice and music theory. Pär graduated with a masters degree in church music in 2003
Pär is currently holding a position as music supervisor and choir director at Oscarskyrkan (King Oscar´s church), in central Stockholm. As head of the college of musicians, Pär manages the music programme of four churches, four fellow organists/conductors, as well as 300 choristers divided into eight choir groups.
As a conductor, Pär is specialised in contemporary a capella music. He has founded Oscars Motettkör, a semi-professional chamber choir, as well as Oscars Youth choir. These groups have participated in many first performances, and have also successfully toured both Europe and Asia. Pär frequently conducts the major works for choir and orchestra.
As a composer, Pär is most prolific in the field of choral and vocal music. In his many compositions and countless arrangements, he combines rich and generous sonorities and whimsical ideas with rigorous craftsmanship and strict thematic development. He has written for a large number of formats ranging from solo voice to full orchestra. His works has been premiered by leading soloists and choral conductors in Sweden such as Petja Svensson, Gary Graden, Fredrik Malmberg and Karl Magnus Fredriksson, and have been broadcast on national radio. He has received commissions from many larger Swedish churches and his works and arrangements are frequently performed. Pär has been a member of the Swedish Composer´s Society since 2011.
2001, ”Bana Väg för Herren”, for choir, strings and organ (SK- Gehrmans 10181)
2002, ”De Profundis”, Motet for Soprano solo, choir
2003, ”Sjung till Herrens Ära en ny sång” for SATB,SATB,SSA, organ and percussion. Durata 6´.
2004, ”Den Natt Han blev förrådd” Song-cycle for Mezzo soprano and organ to lessons from the gospel of S:t Mark. Durata 35´
2005 ”Tre Motetter” for SAB. Durata 7´
2005 ”Lova Herren, min själ” 103rd psalm for SAB and piano. Durata 5´
2009 ”Ni som är rika” SATB and organ. Durata 4´
2010 ”Kom ner, Sackaios” small cantata for soli, choir, piano and double bass (ad .ib.).
2011 ”Natten är framskriden” Oratorio for Good Friday for cello, mezzo soprano and choir. Durata 70´
2012 ”Sådd och Skörd” three poems for voice and orchestra. Durata 12´
2012 ”Credo- concerto per coro” for mixed choir SSAATTBB (div.) Durata 10´
2013 ”Aleluya Dances” for SSAA or SATB (perc.), Durata 5´
2013 ”The Secret” för SSA ot SATB (perc.), and rotating tubes. Durata 8´
2014 ”Northern coast” suite for brass sextet. Durata 10´
Under production: ”Songs of Judas” Chamber opera for three singers, recorder, cello, theorbo and small organ. Durata 60´