Henrik Colding-Jørgensen



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Chamber music

Dolori, per 4 sassofoni (S, A, T, Bar), 2000. 12'. Dedicated Copenhagen Saxophone Quartet and torben Enghoff. Prem. Copenhagen 2001. Ed. EDITION-S 2004.

Discourse With Time, fl. in C and G, clar. in  Bb and Bb basso, cello, sax in Eb and Eb basso, trombone, percussion, 1996. Prem. 15.6.1996 at Vestvolden, Brøndby, 29' Performance in a constantly changing arrangement of positions outdoors and indoors at Vestvoldens Fredskrudtmagasin, Brøndby. Commision by Brøndby Kommune. Manus, including positionings at Vestvolden.

Signal Vestvolden, 4 Trumpets in C, C, Bb and Eb basso, 1995. Prem. 15.3.1996. Commision by Brøndby Kommune. Manus

Krystal.Metamorfose, f. string quartet, 1993. Prem. 3. 10. 1994 i Hørsholm Kirke. Commission by Frederiksborg Amtsmusikudvalg v. Svend Erik Jensen. Manus

Som en rejsende (As a traveller) f. cello and percussion, 1992. Prem. Charlottenborg 1. 3. 1992. Commision by Ny Musik i Birkerød. Ed. EDITION-S . 2004.

Sjælen og sommerfuglen (The soul and the butterfly), f. sopranino recorder and harpsichord, 1988-1990. Prem. 13.10.1990, 11'. Ed. EDITION-S. 2004.

Svømninger (Swimmings) f. viola and piano, 1985. Prem. Birkerød 1985, 5'. Ed. EDITION-S  Commision by Ny Musik i Birkerød.

Zwiegespräch - von Wimpeln und Fanfaren, f. marimbaphone and bass clarinet in Bb, 1983. Manuscript.

Recitativ og Fuga, f. piano and cello, 1983. Prem. Louisiana 1983, 10'. Ed. EDITION-S manus. Dedicated Jørgen Hald Nielsen and Anders Grøn.

Performances, f. brass quintet (2 tpt, cor, tbn, tub), 1981. Prem. Stockholm 1983 by Filharmonins Brass Ensemble, 9'. Ed.EDITION-S

Balances, f. violin and percussion, 1974. Prem. Louisiana 1978, 28'. Ed. Egtved

Suite à deux f. flute and clar. in Bb, 1971. Prem. Lyngby 24.2.1973, 15'. Ed. EDITION-S.

Intrada, f. 2 tbn, vcl, org, 1971. Prem. Gladsaxe, 30.5.1971, 5'. Commission by Buddinge Kirke. Ed. EDITION-S 3. serie nr. 246.

See also: Solo instrument   -   Vocal Music

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Choral music

God of all creation (2021) f. S A B a cappella. Ca. 3'. Text: Gordon Giles

Non ricordare più (2015) f. SSAA/SMA a cappella. Parole: Italiano. Isaìa 43, 18-19 (Traduzione 1927). Commission: Für die Pfarrei St. Martin Bingen anlässlich der 600-Jahr-Feier ihrer Basilika und den Chor "Clara Voce". First performance Bingen, May 22, 2015 in Basilika St. Martin by "Clara Voce" and Regionalkantor Alexander Müller. Manus.

If you will, remember (2015) f. SMA a cappella. Text: English. Christina Giorgina Rossetti. ca. 4'. Manus

Mit lys, min salighed (2012) f. SMA a cappella. Text: Danish. N.F.S.Grundtvig. 2'. Manus

Fryderåb (2012) f. SMA a cappella. Text: Danish. N.F.S.Grundtvig. 3'. Manus

Maria am rosenhag (2012) f. SMA a cappella. Text: Deutsch. Martin Boelitz. 4'. Manus

Diptychon (2011) 2 movements: Eloi f. SA + violin, Clamavi f. SMA + violin. Text in ancient Aramaic and Latin. First performed by Kildebronde Girl Choir and violinist Piotr Gasior, directed by the composer. Ed. Schott Music 2015. See information page for more information.


   1. My Love (2009) f. SSAA a. c. Text: Robert Burns. First performed Lyngsaa, March 21, 2010. Manus

   2. Poème d’Amour (2010) f. SSAA a cappella. Text: Alfred Musset. Manus

   3. Zwei Verliebte Seelen (2009) f. SSAA a cappella. Text from Des Knaben Wunderhorn. Manus

Bach's Christmas f. SATB (8 Chorales of J.S.Bach), solo oboe and organ, 2007. Approx. 20'. The choir sing 8 chorales from the Christmas Oratorio I, II and III, and the oboe plays nine short solo movements and a few obbligato parts. Manus.

Pelican Choir f. SS+AA+SS+AA a cappella, 2007. 2'-3'. Text: Edward Lear: From "The Pelican Chorus". First performed Seattle 2008. Manus

In The Whale f. SSAA a cappella, 2007. 8'. Three movements. Texts from The Bible: The Book of Jonah. Manus

   I. A Great Whale to swallow up Jonah

   II. Jonah Struggling to get out of the whale

   III. You Have Brought Up My Life

Et recordatus est f. solo soprano, treble voices and organ, 2006. Text: Latin, Luc.22,61b-62. Manus

I will complain, f. SATB a.c. with divisi, 2005, 4'. Bible texts, English. Manus

Barnet, f. SMA choir and SMA small group or solo voices, 2004. A cappella. 3½'Text: H. C. Andersen. Danish. Manus

Angst f. SMA, obo and stringquartet, 2004. Ed. EDITION-S 2004. Tekst: H. C. Andersen. Danish. 10'30". Prem. Herning 2005. Dir. Ole Faurschou.

OSANNA! f. SSAA a.c., 2003. Ed. EDITION-S 2004. 2'. Dedicated to the choir director Bente Colding-Jørgensen and the Childrens Choir of the The Royal Academy of Music.

Kyrie Agnus Dei, f. SSATTBB a.c., 2002, 6'. Commission from The Danish State Art Foundation. Latin. Manus

Introitus Psalmus 117, f. SATB a c., 2000. 2½'. Latin. Dedicated the Norwegian composer Knut Nystedt. Manus

Jeg er træt og går til ro / I am tired and go to rest / Müde bin Ich, geh zur Ruh f. SATB a.c., 1998, 2’. Dedicated Hundigekoret and Martin Granau. Danish, English and German text. Version for SSAA.

4 British Songs, f. Female Youth Choir, 1997, 10'.(SSMMAA with divisi and solos). English. Manus

Requiem Aeternam, f. SA a c., 1997, 2'. Latin. Ed. EDITION-S 2004. 3'.

En Rose f. SA a cappella, 1995. Dansk, English, Deutch, Norsk, Svensk text. Manus.

Morgensang, Kom, nye dag f. SA a c., 1993, 3'. Tekst: Johs. Johansen. Cantorinus III. Ed. Egtved

Gloria Halleluja, f. 3-part speaking choir a cappella, 1988. Uropf. 19.6.1988 Fredens Kirke, Odense, 5'. Ed. Egtved, Copenhagen. Latin.

Hvorfor er du fortvivlet, min sjæl? ("Why are your in despair, my soul"?) f. SA and organ, 1987. Danish text. Manus

Bryd Ud I Hyldestråb f.  treble choirs and organ, 1985. Prem. Køge Kirke F.U.K. ØST 1986, 5'. Manus

Og han viste mig en flod med livets vand, (And he showed me a river with the water of Life) f. SMA a.c., 1979 & 1985. Prem. Uppsala, 1 March 1987, 5'. Dedicated Uppsala Domkyrkas Koralkör and Lars Angerdal. Manus.

Kristus er opstanden! Halleluja! Amen! (1985) - Vocal sheet - © Ed. Egtved - Incl. in FUK54

Af De Tre Venners Lovsang, f. mezzosop., girl choir and orgen, 1984. Prem. Hundige 1984, ca.5' Manus

De Levendes Land: (Land of the Living). For 3-part treble choir, fl. C, oboe, clar. Bb and bassoon. 1983.

     1. Tro, Håb, Kærlighed, (Faith, Hope, Love) f. treble choir, fl, ob, clar, fag, 1983. Uropf. Oslo 1986, 4’. Manus

     2. Drømmen,  (The Dream) f. treble choir, fl, ob, clar, fag, 1983. Uropf. Oslo 1986, 4’. Danish. Manus

Vi Ved, At Vi Tilhører Gud f. treble choir + org., 1983. Prem. Aalborg 1984, 4'. Ed FUK 41 or manus.

Den som tror f. 2/3-part treble choir and instr. (3 fl, clar., 2vcl), 1980. Prem. Rønne 1981, 5'. Ed. Egtved FUK 30 or manus.

Du som bar vor skyld f. treble choir a c., 1979. Prem. Hundige 1979, 4'. Manuscript or FUK KorNyt 1981/1

Og når de tusinde år er til ende f. treble choirs a c., 1978, 5'. Manus

Halleluja! Amen! f. SMA a cappella, 1978. 1½'. Vocal sheet © Ed. Egtved - Incl. in KorNyt 79/1.

Halleluja! Pris Herren! (Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!) canon a 3, 1978. Ed.DanMus c/o www.nodehandleren.dk. Danish and English. - See review in Church Music Quarterly March 2009

Gud er Lys, (God is Light) f. treble choir and mixed choir, 1977, Uropf. Hundige Kirke, 17.12.1978, 5'. Ed. Egtved. Danish text.

AVE MARIA for unison choir (Hil dig, Maria) 1977. Uropf. Hundige Kirke 27.3.1977, 2'. Latin and Danish. With Maria Interludium for solo oboe. Ed.DanMus c/o www.nodehandleren.dk - See review in Church Music Quarterly March 2009

Lille Te Deum f. treble choir and organ. 1976, Prem. Hundige Kirke 31.10.1976, 10'. Ed. Egtved

ÆRE VÆRE GUD f. SMA a cappella. 1975. Englenes lovsang fra Himmelen Julenat. Seidelin's bibeloversættelse. Fast korindslag ved juleaftengudstjenester i Kildebrønde og Hundige Kirker. 1'

Short choral works, songs for unison or two voices, or common singing  (Click here)

See also:  Vocal Music

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Babylon f. piano and orchestra, 1991, 14' - Manus.

Le Alpi nel Cuore f. symphony orchestra, 1988. Prem. 6. nov. 1991 at Louisiana Museum, 16'. Ed. EDITION-S

Nuup Kangerlua (Nuuk Fjord) f. symphony orchestra, 1985. Prem. Danmarks Radio 1990, 27'. Ed. EDITION-S . Concours de Composition Musicale Ballet et Opera Geneve 1985.

Ballade f. kontrabasstuba and chamber orchestra, 1979. Prem. Danmarks Radio 1982, 16'. Ed. EDITION-S . Dedicated Jørgen Arnsted. Commissioned by the State Art Foundation.

Victoria Gennem Skoven Victoria Through the Forest, f. contralto and orchestra, 1975. text: Karsten Bjarnholt. Prem. Randers 16.11.1977. Ed. EDITION-S Commisioned by Randers byorkester.

At elske musikken (To Love Music) f. orchestra, 1975. Prem. 6.5.1976, 32'. Ed. BIS LP og cd. Commissioned by The Danish State Radio for the 50 years anniversary og the Radio Symphony Orchesta. Manus

Albert f. contralto, tenor, mixed choir, childrens choir and orchestra, 1970. Prem. Holstebro 1974, 25'. Text: Karsten Bjarnholt. 1. Prize in the composition competition by Holstebro and The Danish State Radio 1970. Manuscript

Barbare f. 6 vocal soloists, choir and orchestra, 1967. Text by Arthur Rimbaud. Prem. Danmarks Radio 1972, 7'. Ed. EDITION-S .

På din tærskel At your doorstep, f. contralto and orchestra, 1966. Text by Ivan Malinovski. Prem. Helsinki, 25.2.1967. Ed. EDITION-S , 3. serie nr. 233.

See also: Chamber Music

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Solo instrument

Lux Perpertua Luceat Eis for organ solo, 2009. Premiered St. Johannes Church, Herning, 2 November 2009. 4 ½’. Manus

In the middle of f. double bass solo, 2009. Manus. Alt. f. cello solo.

7 Intermezzi + 1 Interludium f. organ solo, 2006. Premiered St. Johannes Church, Herning, 6 November 2006. Manus

Screaming Void f. Accordion solo, 2005. Manus

Primavere f. cello solo, 2002. Ded. Professor Gert v. Bülow. Ed.EDITION-S 2004.

Elegie - Wiegenlied f. cello solo, 2000. Ded: "To the children of Kosova". Prem. Hundige Church, February 2001. Ed. EDITION-S 2004.

Danses de l'Escargot pour Arpe, 2000. Ed. EDITION-S

To Mænd I Hvide Klæder, Duo Viri In Vestibus Albis for organ solo,1999. Dedicated Bjarne Hersbo. First performance St. Johannes Kirke, Herning, 1. nov. 1999 by the composer. Mandatory at the International Organ Competition in Odense 2002, 1. round. Ed. Egtved.

Sourires (Smiles) f. bass tuba, 1997. Prem. by Petri Keskitalo in Temple Church, Helsinki, at the Nordic Music Festival 2000. Manus.

Blå stele og svævende sejl (Blue stele and hovering sails) for organ solo, 1996. Prem. 4. 11. 1996 i Herning. Commissioned by Bjarne Hersbo. Dedicated to the sculptors Jane Balsgaard and Vibeke Glarbo.

Maria Interludium f. oboe solo, 1996. Prem. juni 1996 in Haderslev Cathedral. Commissioned by Folkekirkens Ungdomskor. Ed. DanMus c/o nodehandleren.dk 2005 with Ave Maria f. unison choir. - See review in Church Music Quarterly March 2009

Three organ pieces 1992. Pastorale (3') - Elegie (3')- Fanfare (2'). Dedicated Mette. Manuscript.

Se, her er mere end Salomon (Behold something greater than Solomon) f. organ, 1988. Meditation over Matt. 12, 42. Prem. 21.8.1988 in Kildebrønde Church. Ed. Kirkemusikforlaget 2004. "Maet min sjael", p. 68. & Manus.

Meditation til Fasten - Meditation du Carême - Meditation for Lent f. organ, 1987. "Mæt min sjæl", p. 58. Ed. Kirkemusikforlaget 2004.  & Manus.

Toccata, Aria e Minuetto, f. oboe solo, 1986. Prem. Helen Jahren i DR 21.11.1993. Ed. EDITION-S See the score here.

Boast f. tuba solo, 1980 Prem. København 1980 Cd: Hungaroton HCD 31642. - See the score here © EDITION-S

I dødens bånd vor frelser lå, Short partita f. organ ”Christ lag in Totesbanden”, 1978. 6’. 5 movements. Prem. Hundige 1978. Ed. Kirkemusikforlaget 2004 ("Maet min sjael" p. 42.  & Manus.

LILLE FUGL satte sig på kirkespang, for organ with 3 short stanzas for unisone treble choir (1977). First performance Hundige Chursh 1978. Manus. Score and choir sheet.

Magnus f. organ, 1972. Prem. Skovshoved 27.11.1972. Awarded a prize af Stockholms International Organ Festival 1973. Ed. EDITION-S.

Das Emanzipierte Klavier for piano, 1972. Prem. København, 28.7.1972.  Ed. Egtved. c/o Ed. Egtved

Cello f. cello solo, 1972. Prem. Roskilde 1973. Ed. Egtved. c/o Ed. Egtved

Mourn f. guitar solo ,1969. Prem. Stockholm 1970. Ed. EDITION-S

4 HAIKU for solo flute, 1964. 5'. Prem. UNM Oslo 1965. Manus © H. Colding-Jørgensen

See also: Chamber Music   -   Vocal Music

Shorter organ pieces, choral preludes, fantasiae piccolae et al. (Click here)


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Vocal music

Et recordatus est (Text from the Bible, Luc. 22, 61b-62.) f. soprano solo, treble choir and organ. 4½. Manus

Englens Hånd (Text from Book of Revelations) f. Contralto, bass, piano and accordion, 2001. Prem. Susaa festival 2001. Dedicated Ensemble Couleurs. Ed. EDITION-S 2004.

Nunc Est for mezzosoprano, clarinet in A and organ, 1989. Prem. 12.6.1990, ca. 18’. Ed. EDITION-S Movements: 1.Quis credidit - 2.Clama - 3.Sic enim - 4.Amen, Amen - 5.Novissima hora.

2 Songs by Keats, f. soprano and guitar, 1988: "Can death be sleep" - "Shed no tear". Prem. Helsinki, Nordic Music Days 1991, 8'. Ed. EDITION-S

Sic Enim for mezzosoprano and organ, 1985. Prem. 1985, 7½'. Ed. EDITION-S (Edition for mezzo, clarinet and organ is included as one of the movements of the composition: "Nunc est" from 1989).

Du sollst nicht f. mezzosopran, clarinet and piano, 1984. Uropf. Roskilde 1984, 5'. Manus

An die Nachgeborenen II f. soprano and wind quintet (fl, ob, clar, cor, fag), 1984. Prem. Louisiana 1984, 6'. Ed. mc SAMF SUDM 023. Manus

Enfance II f. mezzosoprano and bass clarinet, 1983. Prem. Numus 1983, 4'. Ed. EDITION-S , mc SAMF SUDM 023

Senidyl..  f. bass-baryton, violin and piano, 1983. Prem. København 1983, 4½'. Ed. EDITION-S, manus.

Dein Schweigen f. mezzosoprano, clarinet og piano, 1982. Prem. Aarhus 1982 Numus Festival, 6'. Manus. Ed. mc SAMF SUDM 023

Det er mig der vælter 4 hymns, f. soprano, mezzosoprano and organ, 1981. Prem. Hundige Kirke 1981, 11'. Ed. EDITION-S

An die Nachgeborenen I f. soprano and wind quintet (fl, ob, clar, cor, fag), 1980. Prem. København 1981, 10'. Ed. mc SAMF SUDM 023. Dedicated to Birgit Bastian and Den Danske Blæserkvintet. Manus.

Ave Maria for solo contralto, 1974. Latin and Danish text (successive) Ed. Egtved 1974.

Altid noget andet Always Something Else, f. tenor and viola d'amore, 1973. Prem. Lyngby 26.5.1973, 8'. Ed. Egtved. Commissioned by Lyngby Unge Tonekunstnere

4 Songs f. baritone and piano, 1971. Prem. København 1972, 4'. Ed. Egtved

4 Albert Songs f. contralto solo, 1971. Prem. Lyngby 1972, 5'. Ed. EDITION-S, mc SAMF SUDM 023

Alle Mine Departementer f. contralto, baritone, gt/elgt, vcl, prc, org/pno/tape, 1971. Prem. Gladsaxe 1971. Commisioned by Søborgmagle Kirke. Manus. Copyright © Henrik Colding-Jørgensen.

Enfance IV f. contralto and piano, 1968. Uropf. Copenhagen 1969, 5'. Ed. EDITION-S , mc SAMF SUDM 023

Enfance III f. contralto, horn and harp, 1967. Prem. Copenhagen 29.10.1967, 7'. Ed. EDITION-S

­See also: Chamber music   -   Choral Music

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Discourse With Time, fl. in C and G, clar. in  Bb and Bb basso, cello, sax in Eb and Eb basso, trombone, percussion, 1996. Prem. 15.6.1996 at Vestvolden, Brøndby, 29' Performance in a constantly changing arrangement of positions outdoors and indoors at Vestvoldens Fredskrudtmagasin, Brøndby. Commision by Brøndby Kommune. Manus, including positionings at Vestvolden.

Image f. instrumental or vocal solo or ensemble, 1992. Prem. 2.11.1992 at Copenhagen. Ed. Danish Composers Union 1992, post card. Graphic work. EDITION-S

CHAOS f. instrumental ensemble, 1982. Prem. 1982 Copenhagen. Graphic work. See the sheet here. Manus.

Museik f. any instrumentation, 1979. Prem. København 1979. Consists of 10 graphic sheets in color. Manus.

Jeg ved det godt. Together with Karsten Bjarnholt. English title: I know. Tape, 1973. Prem. Danmarks Radio 1974, 9'. Commissioned by Danmarks Radio.


Selections:       Chamber music   -   Choir   -   Orchestra   -   Solo instrument   -   Vocal Music   -   Extras