Music by Thomas Åberg


Carson Cooman has championed the music of Swedish composer Thomas Åberg (b. 1952) and has made recordings of a number of his organ compositions.

An extended biographical essay by Carson Cooman, Thomas Åberg: Perspectives on His Life and Work, may be read here.

Below are links to many recordings of Åberg organ works.

 


Two CD releases are available:

Legends in the Garden (Soundspells #CD137) contains recordings of:
Marsch Babacou (1983); I Folkton (Swedish Folktune) (1990)Swedenborg Piece No. 1“The Clock” (2004); Swedenborg Piece No. 2, “Time goes…” (2005); In the Garden: Dew-drops (1999); In the Garden: Frosty Morning (1999); In the Garden: Rainy Day (2002); Five Miniatures (1984); Legend No. 1 (1985); Postlude (1984); Legend No. 6 (2010); Låt fran Tånum (Melody from Tanum) (1997); Legend No. 3 (1985); Toccata III (1982)

A Marvelous Love (Albany #TROY1357) contains a recording of:
Fantasy in A minor (1980)

 

 


In addition to the works recorded on CD, Carson has recorded numerous pieces by Åberg that can be listened to online at Contrebombarde Concert Hall (CCH), or YouTube (full playlist), or downloaded as MP3 files.

Angelic Meditation (2018)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Autumn (2005)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube MP3

Cantilène (1979)
Published by Noteria
CCH / YouTube / MP3

 Christmas Night Prelude (2007)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

The Cuckoo (1985)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Den Gode Herden (The Good Shepherd) (1985)
Published by Noteria
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Dreams (1976/80)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Elegy (1984; Version A)
Published by Noteria
CCH / YouTubeMP3

Elegy (1984; Version B)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube /  MP3

Evening Sonata (2013)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Fanfare to Bethany Lutheran Church (2015)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Fantasistycke (1993/2013)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Fantasy in A minor (1980)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube

Festival Voluntary (1994)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

See also a live performance from the 2014 La Verna International Organ Festival

I Folkton (1990)
Published by Noteria
CCH / YouTube / MP3

In modo elegiaco (1987)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

In the Garden: Frosty Morning (1999)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Jubelpreludium “In dulci jubilo” (2007)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Klockorna i By (The Bells in the Village) (1985)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Legend No. 2 (1985)
Published by Noteria
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Legend No. 4 (1985)
Published by Noteria
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Legend No. 5 (1986)
Published by Noteria
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Legend No. 6 (2010)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Lento (1984)
Published by Noteria
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Liten svit för kammarorgel (Small Suite for Chamber Organ) (1985)
1) Preludium; 2) Scherzando; 3) Allegro furioso; 4) Adagio; 5) Final
Published by Noteria
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Marsch Babacou (1983)
Published by Noteria
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Meditation (1989)
Published by Noteria
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Meditation on “Children of the Heavenly Father” (Tryggare kan ingen vara) (2007)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC) (free download from Åberg website)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Nocturne (1983)
Published by Noteria
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Organ Suite No. 3: Prelude (1983, rev. 2012)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Orrr… (1996)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Postlude (1984)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Prelude in C major (1983)
Published by Noteria
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Ranae pusille (1984, rev. 2010)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Sinfonietta: Cantilena (1994)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Sonatina No. 1 (1986)
Published by Noteria
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Sunday Sonata (2000)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Swedenborg Piece No. 1, “The Clock” (2004)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Swedenborg Piece No. 2, “Time goes…” (2005)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
YouTube / MP3

Swedish Wedding Music No. 1 (1985; version for large organ)
Published by Noteria
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Swedish Wedding Music No. 1 (1985; version for small organ)
Published by Noteria
YouTube / MP3

Swedish Wedding Music No. 2, “Seglora kyrkmarsch” (2004)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC) (free download from Åberg website)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Symphony (1981–82)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Tender Moments I (2001)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Tender Moments II (2001)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Tre Böner (Three Prayers) (1984)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Three Short Fantasy Pieces (1978–79)
1) Daylight; 2) Wartet auf; 3) Pluie d’orage sur Saint Louis
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Three St. George Preludes (1983)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Toccata No. 1 (Toccata on a Summer Morning) (1981)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Toccata No. 2 (1982)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Toccata No. 5 (1983)
Published by Noteria
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Toccata No. 7 (1984)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Toccata No. 8 (1985)
Published by Noteria
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Toccata No. 9 (1986)
Published by Noteria
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Toccata No. 10 (1988)
Published by Noteria
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Toccata No. 13 (2013)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Toccata No. 14 (2013)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Toccata No. 16 (2016)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Toccata e ostinato (1993)
Published by Noteria
CCH / YouTube / MP3

Waiting for Astor… (2003)
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC)
CCH / YouTube / MP3