Thomas Åberg (b. 1952) — Klockorna i By (The Bells in the Village) (1985) for organ
"Klockorna i By" (The Bells in the Village) (1985) was inspired by picturesque Swedish villages within the central region of Dalarna, the epicenter of Swedish folk culture. These villages are true archetypes of traditional Swedish culture; one idyllic village simply has the name “By” (the Swedish word for “village”). The music depicts the start of the Saturday evening service, which always begins at 6 o’clock. The tolling of the bells is heard, calling the community to prayer.
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.
Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC) (https://www.svenskmusik.org/en