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John Frandsen
1956 -
J. Frandsen
John Frandsen (13/03/1956) is a Danish composer, organist and choral conductor, whose work includes operas, chamber music, and religious music. His 1999 Now Flashes the White Light of the Spirit commissioned to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church was performed simultaneously in over 100 Danish churches on the day of the anniversary. Frandsen was born in Aalborg and studied at Aarhus University and the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus with Hans Abrahamsen and Karl Aage Rasmussen. From 1993 to 1995 he was chairman of the music committee of the Danish National Arts Foundation, and since 1999 he has been chairman of the Danish Composers' Association. His opera trilogy, Tugt og Utugt I Mellemtiden (Virtue and Vice in the Meantime), based on the novel of the same name by Svend Aage Madsen premiered in 1998 at the Aarhus Summer Opera. His other operas include Amalie (premiered 1995 at the Musikteateret Undergrunden in Aarhus), Dronning Boudicca (Queen Boudica) (premiered in 1997 at Anden Opera in Copenhagen) and I-K-O-N (premiered in 2002 at the Royal Danish Theatre.
Period:21st century
Composed in:2013
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass + Danish texts by Simon Grotrian
In memory of:the victims from Utoya (22/07/2011)
Label(s):Dacapo 6.220649-50
Requiem for soloists [5], children's chorus, choir and orchestra. Requiem in memory of the victims from Utoya (2013)
It contains:
01. Introitus: Requiem Aeternam
02. Kyrie Eleison: Kyrie
03. Kyrie Eleison: Hymn: Denne Verden
04. Sequentia: Dies Irae
05. Sequentia: Mors Stupebit
06. Sequentia: Judex Ergo Cum Sedebit
07. Sequentia: Hymn: Din Frelser Blir Din Klippe
08. Sequentia: Recordare
09. Sequentia: Quaerens Me
10. Sequentia: Qui Mariam Absolvisti
11. Sequentia: Hymn: Jeg Fryser I Mit Verdensskrud
12. Sequentia: Confutatis
13. Sequentia: Dies Irae
14. Sequentia: Lacrimosa
15. Sequentia: Hymn: Kaere Gud, Kaere Gud
16. Sequentia: Pie Jesu
17. Offertorium: Domine Jesu Christe
18. Sanctus: Sanctus & Benedictus
19. Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei
20. Agnus Dei: Hymn: Han Glemmer Mig Aldrig
21. Communio: Lux Aeterna
22. Communio: Libera Me
23. Communio: Hymn: Hvad Er Nod for Herrens Trone
24. Exitus: In Paradisum

♫ 18. Sanctus & Benedictus
Dacapo Records 6.220649-50