Pierrot's Lament

Concerto No. 1 for Euphonium and Orchestra

(2000) for 3-2-3-3-4-3-3-1-timp-2 perc-harp-solo Euph.-strings (link) (dur: 20:00)
First performed by Steven Mead in Lahti, Finland. Lahti Symphony Orchestra, cond. Osmo Vänskä

Version for Solo Euphonium and Wind Ensemble was made in 2020 by the composer.

Svart Regn

Black Rain

(1990) for Solo Euphonium (Noteservice) (dur: 8:30)

Composed for Egil Magnussen whom I studied with for three years.
In the piece I try to combine all ideas invented. I use previous themes as counter parts to the new and the form of the piece evolves like a one part counter point.
The title has to do with pollution. This was composed when the first serious waringings about climate changes were published, and only four years after Chernobyl..



(1998) Tubakvartett i tre satser «Pas de quatre» (Dans for fire), «Meditation» og «The Tuba shall sound». Det var obligatorisk verk i finalen i International Tuba-Euphonium Association «Quartet Competition» 2001. Efflorescent ble komponert for kvartetten Tubalaté, med støtte fra Komponistenes Vederlagsfond (Composers´Remuneration Fund).



for Tuba Quartet

Block ble komponert til Arctic Tuba Quartet da de besøkte den internasjonale tuba- og euphoniumkonferansen i Linz i Østerrike, i 2012. Stykket er en enkel sats som blandt annet utforsker blokkharmonisering, en enkel og effektiv satsteknikk, som klinger fascinerende med store instrument i lav register. Det er óg noe av tubakvartetten sin egenart: Få ensembler kan, eller kanskje ingen ensembler, forme slike massive klangblokker.

Playroom Music

for Solo Euphonium and Brass Quintet

Commissioned by Katrine Delp.

A mini-concerto for euphonium and brass quintet. The idea for the instrumentation came from a concert I heard in Manchester in 2010. The English Euphonium virtuoso David Thornton did a recital with brass quintet that I found very interesting. A fascintating combination of instruments.

The Euphonium player Katrine Delp commissioned me a piece for her final exam in 2010. I started off with a few simple rhythmic ideas and combined them with a few intervals I wanted to focus on. The rest was basically like playing with Lego®.

The overall form, A-B-A, is very common for a concerto. The middle section is slow, almost a blues at times, the outer sections are lively and rhythmic and share the same material.

Cantilena II - Mountain Song

Composed in 2004-05.
Cantilena II - Mountain Song is scored for euphonium (solo) and small wind ensemble: Flute, Alto Flute, Oboe, Eb Clarinet, 3 Bb Clarinets, Bb Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bassoon, F Horn and Vibraphone. Dur: 10:00.

The piece is a part of a cycle of works exploring different aspects of lyric music played by brass instrument. Not only a singing solo line, but also how the whole ensemble can "sing" with the soloist. In Mountain Song the surrounding support from the group of wind instruments, almost echoing the Euphonium, as if the soloist were playing in a mountain scenery gaining echo as a result.


Euphonium Concerto

Concerto No. 2 for Euphonium and Brass Band

Commissioned by David Thornton in 2009 with support from The Norwegian Composers Fund. 
First performed by Thornton and Black Dyke Band conducted by Nick Childs at the RNCM Festival of Brass in Manchester, England, the 22nd of January 2010.
Norwegian premiere at BrassWind Festival in Bergem 24th of September 2010 in Johannes Church, Bergen, with David Thornton, Manger Musikklag, St. Sunniva Singers (females), Peter Szilvay conducting.


A version for Euphonium, PIano and Percussion was commissioned by Professor Robert Benton (University of Nebraska at Kearney - USA). Available on the CD Monkey on the Sky