Hagerup Bull, Edvard

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Hagerup Bull, Edvard

Hagerup Bull, Edvard, Norwegian composer; b. Bergen, June 10, 1922. He was an organ student of Sandvold at the Oslo Cons, (graduated, 1947); he also received training in piano from Erling Westher and Reimar Riefling, and in composition from Brustad and Irgens Jensen. After further studies at the Paris Cons, with Milhaud, Koechlin, and Rivier (Prix de composition, 1952), he completed his training with Blacher and Rufer at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik.His early neo-Classical style tended later toward free tonality.


dramatic: Opera: Den Grimme Aelling (1972–77); Fyrtjet (1973–74). Ballet: Munchhausen (1961). ORCH.: Le Soldat de plomb, ballet suite (1948–49); Serenade (1950); Morceaux rapsodiques, divertimento (1950); 2 trumpet concertos (1950, 1960); Sinfonia di teatro, symphonie prelude (1950–51); Petite suite symphonique for Small Orch. (1951); Escapades, suite (1952); Divertimento for Piano and Orch. (1954); 6 syms.: No. 1, 3 mouvements symphoniques (1955), No. 2, In modo d’una sinfonia (1958–59), No. 3, Sinfonia espressiva (1964), No. 4, Sinfonia Humana (1968), No. 5, Sinfonia in memoriam (1971–72), and No. 6, Lamentazione, Sinfonia da camera pour la Pologne, Solidarité et Lech Walesa (1981–82); 3 morceaux brefs for Saxophone and Orch. (1955); Cassation for Chamber Orch. (1959); Epilogue for Strings (1961); Undecim Sumus for Chamber Orch. of Soloists (1962); Dialogue for Flute, Strings, and Piano (1965); 6 épigrammes for Chamber Ensemble (1969); Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orch. (1969); Air solennel, symphonie movement (1972); Chant d’Hommage à Jean Rivier, symphonie movement (1975); Alto Saxophone Concerto (1980); Movimenti (1985); Piece héroique pour le centenaire d’un géant (1991); Hymne joyeux pour un jubilé de fete (1992); Giocoso bucolico, concertino for Tuba and Orch. (1992). CHAMBER: Clarinet Sonata (1950); 3 bucoliques for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon (1953); 2 duos for Violin and Piano (1956, 1973); Ad usum amicorum for Flute, Violin, Cello, and Piano (1957); Marionnettes sérieuses for Wind Quintet (1960); Quadrige for 4 Clarinets (1964); Sextet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon, and Alto Saxophone or Clarinet (1965); Sonata cantabile for Flute, Violin, Cello, and Piano (1966); Concert for Trumpet, Horn, and Trombone (1966; also for 2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone, and Tuba); Wind Quintet No. 2 (1973); Posthumes for 8 Wind Instruments and Double Bass (1978); Profils pour un Drame Rustique for Piano, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon (1978); Sonata con Moto for Violin, Cello, and Piano (1982); Sonata a Quatro for String Quartet (1983); Sextet for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano, and Percussion (1985); Musique for 4 Strings (1988); piano pieces. VOCAL: Songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire