Villemo Daneling (b. 1977) — Folkdans (1995) for organ
“Folk Dance” (1995) had its origins during the composer’s years in high school, when she performed with several other musicians in a musical ensemble that explored a mix of folk, jazz, and classical music. The composer later developed one of her pieces from that time into this organ work. Though the music does not quote existing folk tunes, the piece is a free interpretation of the style of traditional Swedish folk music. As is the case in some of Daneling’s other works, the Swedish folk influences co-exist with some hints of gospel and pop music.
Villemo Daneling (b. 1977) was born in Västerås, Sweden and was raised in Tomelilla. She was educated in organ at the Malmö Academy of Music and has worked as an organist and church music in Ystad, Hörby, Orsa, and Simrishamn. Daneling has also pursued active freelance activities as a choir director, singer, and accompanist. As a composer, she has written a variety of instrumental and vocal works.
Published by Musikförlaget Cantate/Noteria (http://www.noteria.se