Lille Bror Söderlundh

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Lille Bror Söderlundh
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Lille Bror Söderlundh 1940
Background information
Birth nameBror Axel Söderlundh
Born(1912-05-21)21 May 1912
Kristinehamn, Sweden
Died23 August 1957(1957-08-23) (aged 45)
Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation(s)Composer, singer

Bror Axel (Lille Bror) Söderlundh (21 May 1912 – 23 August 1957) was a Swedish composer and singer. He composed music for many Swedish films. He also wrote classical music, including the Concertino for Oboe and Strings which has been performed by the conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen.[1]

He was born in 1912 in Kristinehamn. In 1929 he moved to Stockholm and studied violin.

In 1940, he worked on the anti-nazi satire performance of Den ökända hästen från Troja (The Notorious Horse from Troy) with Karl Gerhard.[2]

He married Lisbet Jobs and they had a son.

Selected works[edit]

Opera[edit]

  • Flygande trumman, Children's Opera (1953); libretto by Lennart Hellsing

Orchestra[edit]

  • Fyra korta sommarstycken (4 Short Summer Melodies) for string orchestra (1933)
  • Tre folkliga valser for string orchestra (1945)
  • Vintermåne, Meditation for oboe, 2 clarinets and string orchestra (1945)
  • Nattvisa till Lindelin for string orchestra (1946)
  • Nattvisa till Lindelin for string orchestra (1946)
  • Till en koreograf, Ballet Suite (1946)
  • Valsintermezzo for chamber orchestra (1947)
  • Kejsarn av Portugallien (The Emperor of Portugallia), Ballet Suite (1950)
  • Adagio for string orchestra (1956)
  • Ostinato, Studie II for string orchestra (1956)
  • Christina-Musik, Suite for string orchestra (published 1958)
  • Fem visor for chamber orchestra and jazz combo
  • Polka

Concertante[edit]

  • Allegro concertante for 2 violins and string orchestra (1935)
  • Concertino for oboe and string orchestra (1944)
  • Dalamusik for clarinet and string orchestra (1945)
  • Havängsvit for piano and string orchestra (1945–1953)
  • Siciliana seria for viola and string orchestra (1946)
  • Concerto for violin and orchestra (1954)
  • Concerto No.2 for violin and orchestra (1951)

Chamber music[edit]

  • Adagio for string quartet (1933)
  • Tre små stycken for violin, cello and harp (1938)
  • Enkelt stycke (A Single Piece) for flute and piano (1944)
  • Liten svit nr 1 for clarinet and piano (1945)
  • Sommarmusik, Little Suite for flute, oboe, violin, cello and harp (1945)
  • Stämningsbilder, Quintet for flute, oboe, violin, cello and harp (1946)
  • Idea 1 & 2 for saxophone quartet (1949)
  • Vid en ung diktares bortgång for string quartet (1954)
  • Zwei Inventionen (Two Inventions) for clarinet or viola and piano (organ ad lib.) (1955)
  • Fria variationer på eget tema (Free Variations on an Original Theme) for violin, viola and cello (1957)
  • Lyrisk svit for violin or flute, viola and guitar
  • Miniatyrer for 2 violins (premiere 1996)
  • Canzonetta for violin and piano

Piano[edit]

  • Soave for piano (1947)
  • Allegro
  • Vals - Pesante - Polka for piano 4-hands

Choral[edit]

  • Casida om den klara döden for female chorus and piano (1940); words by Federico García Lorca
  • Tre kosteliga ting for female chorus and piano (1943–1949); words by Ingegerd Granlund
  • Ynglingen och stjärnan, Cantata for soloists, mixed chorua and orchestra (1951); words by Owe Husahr
  • Impressioner till Hugo Alfvén for narrator, soloists, mixed chorus and string quartet (1952); words by Rune Lindström
  • Tre madrigaler for mixed chorus a cappella (1952); words by Gunnar Björling
  • Tvenne madrigaler i Wivallii anda for male chorus (or mixed chorus) a cappella (1952); words by Rune Lindström
  • Herre, lär mig betänka for mixrd chorus a cappella (1956); Biblical text: Psalms 39:5
  • Det är ej tid for mixed chorus a cappella (published 1961); words by Harald Forss
  • Dig är en törnkrans for male chorus a cappella; words by Gunnar Björling
  • För vilsna fötter sjunger gräset for male chorus or mixed chorus a cappella (published 1953); words by Hjalmar Gullberg
  • Höstsyrsan for male chorus a cappella (published 1961); words by Harry Martinson
  • Inte ens en grå liten fågel for male chorus a cappella; words by Nils Ferlin
  • Jag biter i himlen for male chorus a cappella; words by Sven Alfons
  • Jag skall hålla mig i min hand for mixed chorus a cappella; words by Sven Alfons
  • Kväll i inlandet for male chorus a cappella; words by Harry Martinson
  • Lärkan for male chorus a cappella; words by Ragnar Jändel
  • Människans hem for male chorus a cappella; words by Erik Blomberg
  • Nattmusik for male chorus a cappella (published 1961); words by Anna Greta Wide
  • Så ensam for female chorus and piano; words by Maria Wine
  • Sång till Dalarna for male chorus a cappella; words by August Berglund

Vocal[edit]

  • Jag var ett speglande vatten for voice and piano (1945); words by Emil Zilliacus
  • Vitt land for voice and piano (1945); words by Ebba Lindqvist
  • Tuna-svit for soprano, baritone and chamber orchestra (1951); words by Owe Husahr
  • Impressioner till Hugo Alfven for voice and string quartet (1952)
  • Då är du en frostros på rutan for voice and piano; words by Moa Martinson
  • En valsmelodi for voice and piano; words by Nils Ferlin
  • Inte ens for voice and piano; words by Nils Ferlin
  • Jag ville vara tårar for voice and piano; words by Erik Blomberg
  • Sorgmantel och andra visor for voice and piano or guitar
  • Stjärnan i din hand for voice and piano; words by Owe Husahr
  • Vaxkabinett for 2 sopranos, alto and piano
  • Vilse for voice and piano; words by Nils Ferlin

Film scores[edit]

Year Original title English title Notes
1939 Frun tillhanda
1942 Himlaspelet The Heavenly Play directed by Alf Sjöberg
1943 Livet måste levas
1944 Kejsarn av Portugallien directed by Gustaf Molander
1945 Jagad directed by Bengt Palm
Tre söner gick till flyget directed by Rolf Husberg
Vandring med månen Wandering with the Moon directed by Hasse Ekman
13 stolar Thirteen Chairs [sv]
1946 I dödens väntrum Waiting Room for Death directed by Hasse Ekman
1947 Tant Grön, Tant Brun och Tant Gredelin Aunt Green, Aunt Brown and Aunt Lilac
1949 Smeder på luffen Vagabond Blacksmiths directed by Hampe Faustman
Stora Hoparegränd och himmelriket
1950 När kärleken kom till byn
1952 Mot framtiden directed by Rune Lindström
1953 Vägen till Klockrike directed by Gunnar Skoglund
Vi tre debutera We Three Debutantes
1954 Storm över Tjurö
I rök och dans directed by Yngve Gamlin and Bengt Blomgren
Karin Månsdotter directed by Alf Sjöberg
Ung man söker sällskap
1955 Sista ringen
Luffaren och Rasmus Rasmus and the Vagabond after the book by Astrid Lindgren, directed by Rolf Husberg
1957 En drömmares vandring
Far till sol och vår directed by Lars-Eric Kjellgren
1959 Midsommardröm i fattighuset made for TV

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "A Swedish Serenade". Esa-Pekka Salonen. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Lille Bror Söderlundh" (in Swedish). Enn Kokk. 25 February 2009.
  • Mattsson, Christina (2000). Lille Bror Söderlundh: Tonsättare och viskompositör. Atlantis. ISBN 9789174865363.

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