Martin Larson (b. 1967) — Meditationem Crucifixum (2015) for organ
“Meditationem Crucifixum” (2015) was written for Carson Cooman. It is a meditation inspired by a crucifix (figure of Christ) found hanging over the door in the Perstorps kyrka in Sweden.
Swedish composer Martin Larson (b. 1967) was born in Trelleborg and was educated at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. He has studied composition with Rolf Martinsson, Sven-David Sandström, Lars Ekström, and Krzysztof Penderecki, among others. For the first part of Larson’s composing career, he wrote a number of instrumental works in a contemporary post-avant-garde language, including three symphonies, four string quartets, and concerti for trumpet and oboe. In 2013, he drastically changed his composition style, and since that time he has composed almost exclusively sacred choral and vocal music of an intimate character. About the style of his music, he has written: “All my music is spiritual and sacred. It is simple, quiet, meditative, clear, beautiful and complete in itself. The apparent lack of counterpoint, harmony and culminations is its strength, but these items are there in a way that it builds within the listener. The music starts, it creates space, it brings the listener into this space where the light shows itself in clearness. I search for the room of the quiet, the serenely calm and deep meditation with the sacred, and this is how I perceive my written music—I am not satisfied until the room has opened and the spirit is there.”
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