Thomas Åberg (b. 1952) — Klockorna i By (The Bells in the Village) (1985) for organ
The composer writes the following about this work:
"'Klockorna i By' (The Bells in the Village) (1985) is a prelude to the Saturday evening service, which is always at 6 o’clock. In the beginning one hears six strokes of the church bells, calling for prayer. The Swedish title refers to the idyllic village 'By' in Dalarna in the middle of Sweden."
Thomas Åberg (b. 1952) was born in Stockholm, Sweden and works there as composer, concert organist, and music administrator. Most of his works are written for the organ and are characterized by their rhythmic joy, simplicity, and humor. He has stated that "music must bring enjoyment, without abandoning reverence," and as such his style often uses the most basic of musical materials to create a discourse that is both spiritual and visceral. His music has been performed by organists at festivals throughout Europe, Asia, and the USA. He also tours regularly worldwide as concert organist with his own works.