Erik Bye (1926-2004) was a versatile Norwegian journalist, artist, author, film actor, folk singer and radio and television personality. He was one of the 20th century's most well-known and popular radio and television figures in Norway.
In 1978 the King of Norway made him a Knight, 1st Class in the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav. In 2005 he was voted the third greatest Norwegian of the 20th century by the viewers of Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, behind King Olav V and politician Einar Gerhardsen.
Four of the most well-known songs he performed and recorded are included in this arrangement.
Idar was born in a small village called Torskangerpoll in the western part of Norway.
He grew up in a family where everyone played in the local wind-band. Idar attended the Universities of Trondheim and Oslo, where he studied composition on Master-degree level. His production spans from music for beginning band via chamber-music pieces to symphonies for band and solo-concertos. Idar is also active as conductor for bands all over Norway, and as a lecturer and teacher on courses arranged by the Norwegian Band Federation. All of Idar’s published works are available from Norsk Noteservice as
SOUND SAMPLE RECORDED BY NOTESERVICE WIND ENSEMBLE, CONDUCTED BY RUNE A. HALVORSEN
Full recording available on "Walkabout - New Music for Concert Band - Demo Tracks 2015-2016"
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10'00" - 10'30"
Norwegian music, Popular music, Song and folk music