Commission for Jørn Hilme-stevnet , Valdres. Marit Mattisgard and Berit Opheim, voice. Håkon Asheim, hardanger fiddle. Aage Kvalbein, cello.

 

MARIA SONGS (Maria-sanger) is a 15+ min piece which is based on three hymns: "Lova Line", "Maria hun er en jomfru ren" and "En jomfru ren opprunden er". The two singers alternate on singing the melodies, which are kept in their original form but expanded and echoed by the vocal and instrumental composition.

The piece will be performed in several Valdres churches in July 2007.