Row row to Siraland is a folk tune from the Norwegian county of Sogndal. A catchy version which a great concert opener with opportunity for the band to enter on to the stage one by one.
This arrangement was originally a commission from the Youth Brass band of the Norwegian county of Sogn og Fjordande.
As an arranger, Rydland tries to be as versatile as possible. He has written works spanning from traditional brass- and wind band music to arrangements including fiddles, choirs, organ, accompaniment group, flute and drum corps, accordion, bagpipe and even two Harley Davidson motorbikes!
In 2004 he won the Fodens Richardson Award for best composition and after that Rydland has tried to to focus more on composing. At BrassWind, a Norwegian contemporary musicfestival in 2007, the premier performance of the piece “Den siste Draumen” (The last Dream) took place. In 2008 Smørås Schoolband and Eirik Gjerdevik commissioned the work “The Nix” for the National Schoolband Championships, first section.
He has written and arranged music for a numerious bands and ensembles and many of these are featured on several CD-recordings.
Read more about Frode Rydland on www.froderydland.no
Sound Sample recorded by The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces conducted by Reid Gilje.
Full recording available on "Norwegian Dance - New Music for Concert Band 2013-2014"
Download complete album or single track on iTunes or Amazon
Can be streamed on Wimp, Spotify and Music Unlimited
|Theme/genre||Norwegian music, Popular music, Song and folk music|
|Series||Noteservice Concert Band Entertainment|
|Band catalogue||European Band catalogue 2013|