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ORCHESTRAL WORKS:

 

“The worst and the best” (2012) To lyrics by Søren Ulrik Thomsen.

Players: Large choir (SATB), Chamber choir (SATB), Soloists (S, B), Orchesta 3333 - 4331 - Timp. + 2 - Harp - strings.

5 sections,dur. 23 min. Premiered 28. october by kor72 member choirs and Odense symphony orchestra, conducted by Søren K. Hansen.

Commissioned by kor72 on the occasion of their 40 year anniversary, with support from the Danish Arts Council. The 5 sections can be performed individually by choir (SATB) with piano, music available from kor72. Score and parts for the orchestral version, contact: bgunge@post.tele.dk


“Orchestral Moods” (2012) dedicated to the conductor Henrik Vagn Christensen.

Orchestra: 2222 - 2231 - Timp. + 1 - harp - strings.

Thre passages, dur. 8 min. Premiered 7. october by Storstrøms symfoniorkester, conducted by Henrik Vagn Christensen.

Comissioned by Storstrøms symfoniorkester as “Signature music”, with support from the Danish Arts Council. Score and parts, contact: bgunge@post.tele.dk


“2. Symphony” (Concerto for orchestra) (2010) dedicated to Ribe Cathedral.

Orchestra: 3333 - 4331 - Timp- + 2 - harp - organ - strings.

Three movements, dur. 28 min. Premiered 3. september by South Jutland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Søren K. Hansen. Direct transmission of the first performance in DR P2. Reviews:

Commissioned by the Langgaard Festival, with support from Ribe Cathedral. Score and parts, contact: bgunge@post.tele.dk


“Concerto for Piano and Orchestra” (2009) dedicated the danish virtuoso Ulrich Stærk.

Orchestra: 3333 - 4331 - Timp- + 2 - harp - strings.

Thre movements, dur. 25 min. Premiered 24. september by Aarhus symphony Orchesta, conducted by Takuo Yuasa with Ulrich Stærk as soloist. The repetition on the 25. was transmitted on DR P2, on the 11. october. Reviews:

Commissioned by AaSO, written with support from the Danish Arts Council. Score and parts, contact: bgunge@post.tele.dk


“Prelude in B Minor” (2008) Composed in collaboration with Thomas Troelsen as a commission from NOIR fashion house to Copenhagen Fashion Week, august ’08. Orchestra: 3333 - 4331 - timp. + 2 - strings.

One movement, dur. 10’. Rcorded by th Danish National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Henrik Vagn Christensen in Studio 2 of the New Concert House, the 22nd of july ‘08. The recording was accompanying NOIRs fashion show at the City Hall, Copenhagen in august the same year. Accompanying film “A lyric to a noir nymph” by Thomas Hargreaves. Film and music available as podcast from iTunes. Score and parts, contact bgunge@post.tele.dk


The King is Falling(2007) Symphonic poem after an episode in Johs. V. Jensens novel “Downfall of the King”.

Orchstra: 3333 - 4331 - timp. + 2 - harp - strings.

One movement, dur. 16’. Premiered 29. march, 2007 by South Jutland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ingar Bergby. Reviews:

Commissioned by SJSO, written with aid from the Danish Arts Council. Score and parts, contact: bgunge@post.tele.dk

 

Symphony(2006) Composed during Bo Gunges 1-year employment as composer in residence with South Jutland Symphony Orchestra. Orchestra: 3333 - 4331 - timp. + 2 - harp - strings.

4 movements, dur. 30’. Premiered 27. january 2006, conducted by Graham Bond. reviews:

Score and parts, contact: bgunge@post.tele.dk

 

Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra (2002) Dedicated to the swedish virtuoso Helén Jahren.

Orchestra: 2222 - 4300 - timp. + 2 - harp - harpsichord - strings.

Three movements, dur. 23’. Premiered by Helén Jahren and South Jutland Symphony Orchestra 6. november 2002, conducted by Niklas Willén. Reviews:
          Also performed 1. march 2007 by Gordon Hunt and Aarhus symphony Orchestera, conducted by Christoph Eberle. Reviews:

Commissioned by SJSO, written with aid from the Danish Arts Council. Score and parts, contact: bgunge@post.tele.dk

 

Cecilia Songs (2001) For philharmonic choir and orchestra: 2222 - 4221 - timp. + 1 - SATB - strings.

One movement, dur. 10’. Premiered april 2001 by 200 high school students and West Jutland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ole Schmidt. Reviews:
            Also performed february 2005 by two copenhagen choirs; Bachkoret and Cantus Firmus and the Danish Radio Sinfonietta. Justin Brown conducted this performance. Reviews:
           Score and parts, contact:


 Passages (1999) Composed for Nordic Composers Workshop, 1999 - 2000 in Stavanger. Orchestra: 3333 - 4331 - timp. + 2 - harp - strings.

Thre movements, dur. 15’. As one of two winning works in this workshop, Passages were premiered january 2000 by Stavanger Symphony Orchestra conducted by Petter Sundkvist. Review:
             Score and parts, contact:
 
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