Roseli, Lars-Erik

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Roseli, Lars-Erik

Roseli, Lars-Erik , Swedish composer, teacher, and organist; b. Nybro, Aug. 9, 1944. He studied organ (1962–68) and was a composition student of Ingvar Lidholm at the Stockholm Musikhögskolan (1968–72). He then taught counterpoint there (from 1973). He was also active as an organist, becoming well known for his advocacy of contemporary scores. In his music, he often requires improvisation from performers.


Moments of a Changing Sonority for Harpsichord, Hammond Organ, and Strings (1969); Terry Riley for 3 Pianos (1970); Twilight for Chamber Ensemble (1970); Dorian Mode for Piano, Vibraphone, Clarinet, Cello, and Trombone (1971); 3 Psaltarpsalmer for Chorus and Instruments (1971); Poem in the Dark for Mezzo-soprano, Flute, Trombone, Double Bass, and Percussion, after Sachs (1972); Efter syndafallet, dramatic scene for Soprano, Alto, Baritone, and Instrumental Ensemble, after Arthur Miller’s play After the Fall (Stockholm, Feb. 15, 1973); Nattesang, chamber opera (Copenhagen, Dec. 15, 1974); Visiones prophetae, biblical scene for Soloists, 3 Choruses, Wind Orch., Harp, Organ, and 2 Double Basses (Lund, June 27, 1974); Musik for Cello and String Orch. (Stockholm, March 4, 1975); Expando for Orch. (1976); Reflections for Trombone and Organ (1979); Ordens kalla, scenic cantata (Stockholm, Nov. 7, 1980); Stages for 7 Instruments (1980); Tillfalligt avbrott, chamber opera (Stockholm, Dec. 12, 1981); Organ Concerto (Stockholm, Nov. 25, 1982); Amedee, chamber opera (1983–85); 2 string quartets (1989; 1994–98); Viola Sonata (1989); Fantasie concertante for Cello and Orch. (1992); Overture for Organ (1993); Musica dolce for Flute (1994); Fern preludier for Organ (1996); Vaggsång for Mezzo-soprano and Piano (1996).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire