Thomas Åberg (b. 1952) — Festival Voluntary (1994) for organ
"Festival Voluntary" (1994) is an ebullient work intended to be effective on either a small or large organ. It forms a sequel to Åberg’s series of twelve toccatas (1981–90) and is a very joyous piece, incorporating some elements reminiscent of early baroque music.
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.