Sverker Jullander, organ
Otto Olsson (1879-1964), the leading Swedish organ composer of the late Romantic era, was famous for his compositions on plainsong themes.
The CD Otto Olsson Organ Works: Gregorian pieces
offers, for the first time, a full picture of Olsson's plainsong-based organ music, where ascetic medieval mysticism is confronted with the rich sound palette of the Romantic organ. Three of the thirteen pieces are recorded here for the first time.
The recording was made on the organ in Kristinehamn Church in Sweden, the only large organ of the Swedish late Romantic tradition where the authentic sound has been completely preserved.
The organist, Sverker Jullander, specializes both as a performer and a musicologist, in late Romantic music. He is one of the leading soloorganists in Sweden and wrote his doctoral dissertation on the organ music of Otto Olsson.
GREGORIANSKA MELODIER I FORM AF ORGELSTYCKEN (Gregorian Melodies in the
Form of Organ Pieces), Op. 10 /GEHRMANS MUSIKFÖRLAG AB/
1 I Creator alme siderum [2:28]
2 II Angelus autem Domini [2:23]
3 III O quot undis lacrimarum [4:02]
4 IV Veni Creator Spiritus [2:50]
5 V Vexilla Regis prodeunt [3:03]
6 VI Salve Regina [4:30]
SIX PIECES ON OLD CHURCH SONGS, Op. 47 /AUGENER LTD (PRS)/
7 I Alma redemptoris mater [4:00]
8 II Iste confessor [1:37]
9 III Haec dies [4:14]
10 IV Credo [7:00]
11 V O sacrum convivium [4:03]
12 VI Magnificat [1:41]
13 TEN VARIATIONS ON THE
"AVE MARIS STELLA", Op. 42 /ERIKSFÖRLAGET/ [20:33]