for Euphonium and Wind Band
Carl L. Sjöberg
arranged by Nils E. Nikolaisen
Carl Leopold Sjöberg (1861-1900) was a Swedish composer and doctor. The legendary Swedish tenor Jussi Björling (1911-1960) made Tonerna (Visions) into one of his staples.
Nils Eivind Nikolaisen, a former euphonium player with the Norwegian Army Band, Bergen and a retired tubist with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra originally arranged the piece for himself as a euphonium soloist with the Bergens Musik Corps, a wind band with an old Norwegian military band personell – with valve trombones and without saxophones. This particular version is made for a standard wind band formation.
Fundamental Music was established in October 2005. ‘Fundamental’ came up when I was searching for anagrams to the name of my son, Amund Flaten. ‘Fundamental’ is indeed a perfect anagram to his name, thus giving the word a strong personal meaning and association. For me, music is also a fundamental aspect of my life.
The Tormod Flaten Solo Series features the first published works on Fundamental Music and it consists solely of arrangements and compositions for euphonium. Most of the titles are recorded on my CD’s Flight, Norwegian Euphonium and with seven tracks from the latest album From the Deep we continue to bring out quality music in this series.