Thomas Åberg (b. 1952) — Swedish Wedding Music No. 1 (1985) for organ
The composer writes the following about this work:
“This piece was written on commission from my publisher Janne Jansson, owner of Noteria Förlag. He told me that he had many inquiries over the years from Swedish organists who were looking for an original Swedish wedding march to use as an alternative to Mendelssohn's and the other popular choices."
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.