This beautiful song written by vocalist Beate Slettevoll Lech is taken from the Norwegian jazz trio “Metrolpolitan” CD-recording “Love is Blind” from 2004.
The trio consisting of Slettevoll Lech, Jon Eberson, and Morten Halle was supported by a string orchestra which is very prominent both on this song and the entire album.
This arrangement for trombone soloist with brass band was written by Svein H. Giske for Grethe Tonheim and Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag.
SVEIN H. GISKE
Svein H. Giske (1973) was born in the city of Ålesund and studied the trumpet at The Grieg Academy in Bergen before he entered his post as professional trumpet player in The Armed Force Band West (now: The Norwegian Navy Band Bergen) in 1996. He also played solo cornet in Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag from 1995 to 2007. Giske is much sought after as a free lance musician and is active as conductor, educator, composer and arranger.
His arrangements are performed by all the professional bands in Norway and many of them are recorded with bands such as The Norwegian Navy Band Bergen, Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag, Stavanger Brass Band, Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Bergen Symphonic Band and others. His arrangements are in demand not only in Norway but also in the UK and on the European continent.
Many of his arrangements are written for famous instrumentalists and singers; Øystein Baadsvik, Nils Landgren, Derek Watkins, Tormod Flaten, Eirik Gjerdevik, Silje Nergaard and Solveig Kringlebotn.
In recent years, Giske has focused more on composing, gaining several commissions from recognized ensembles and festivals as a result. The Norwegian Navy Band Bergen, Grenland International Brass Band Festival, The Bergen Woodwind Ensemble (B3), Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag, Stavanger Brass Band and The National Youth Brass Band of Norway have all commissioned music from him. He has also written solo concertos for the Norwegian trumpet virtuoso Ole Edvard Antonsen and trombone soloist Marius Hesby.
Goldberg 2012 was commissioned by the Norwegian Band Federation as the test piece for the Championship section of the Norwegian Brass Band Championships in 2012. It will also feature as the test piece in the Championship division in the World Music Contest at Kerkrade in 2013. In February 2013 it was voted Testpiece of the Year 2012 by 4barsrest.com and Best new music 2012 by Brass Band World Magazine.
Giske is the resident conductor at Askøy Brass Band. With the latter, won the 1st division at Siddis Brass in 2009 and 2012. Both years Giske wrote all the arrangements for Askøy. His engagements as conductor also include Manger Musikklag, The Bergen Symphonic Band, Flesland Musikklag, Oster Brass, Tomra Brass, Radøy Brass.
Sound Sample performed by Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag - Grethe Tonheim Trombone Soloist. Live recording from European Brass Band Championships 2006.
|Arranger||Giske, Svein H|
|Composer||Slettevold Lech, Beate|
|Theme/genre||Jazz/Blues, Norwegian music, Popular music|
|Series||Noteservice Brass Band Entertainment|
|Band catalogue||European Band catalogue 2014|