Few composers have had such an impact on Swedish music life as Tor Aulin (1866–1914). He studied violin and music theory in Stockholm 1877–83, and in Berlin 1884–86. In 1887 he founded the Aulin Quartet, which for more than 20 years played an important role in broadening Swedish interest in chamber music. The quartet was often on tour with the composer Wilhelm Stenhammar at the piano.
1889–1902 Aulin was the leader of the orchestra at the Royal Opera in Stockholm.
At Aulin's instigation the Concert Association in Stockholm (later The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) was founded in 1902, and he was its conductor until 1909. From then on he was the conductor of the Gothenburg Concert Association (nowadays The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra).
Besides being a first class violinist, Tor Aulin was also an accomplished pianist, and Edvard Grieg was deeply impressed by Aulin’s rendering of his piano concerto.
Aulin's list of works is dominated by his music for violin. He wrote three violin concertos, the third of which still has a place in the repertoire.
Four Watercolours for violin and piano from 1899 is his most beloved composition. In 1996 Jerker Johansson arranged this work for solo instruments, one for each of the four movements, and concert band. The solo instruments being clarinet, trumpet, flute and alto saxophone.
Jerker Johansson (born 1967) studied 1984-90 percussion, composition and conducting
at the Gothenburg University School of Music.
Between 1992 and 2004 he was chief
conductor and artistic leader for GöteborgsMusiken (now Göteborg Wind Orchestra),
which also performed as the Swedish Air Force Band and has made several recordings
on the Naxos label of both popular music and serious concert music, selling more than
half a million copies. Today he keeps a busy schedule composing and arranging music,
conducting and playing percussion.
Sound Sample recorded by GöteborgsMusiken conducted by Jerker Johansson.
Full recording available on "Svenska Sommarfavoriter", available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and Wimp/TIDAL.
|Format||Score and parts|
|Theme/genre||Classical music, Transcribed music|
|Instrumentation||Concert band, Concert band with soloist - vocal or instrumental soloist|
|Series||Noteservice Brass Band Originals and Transcriptions|
|Band catalogue||European Band catalogue 2015|