Henrik  Colding-Jørgensen

Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

(1944-)

Henrik Colding-Jørgensen graduated as organist from The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen in 1966, and as organ pedagogue in 1967. In the early sixties he studied composition with the Danish composer, professor Vagn Holmboe. Later on he studied instrumentation, electroacoustics, computer programming, composition and various philosophic and psychological subjects on his own. Henrik Colding-Jørgensen was a teacher at København's Musikhøjskole 1967-70 of theory, solfège and organ. From 1969 till 1975 he taught musical theory at The Carl Nielsen Academy of Music in Odense. In 1975 he was appointed organist and choir leader at Hundige and Kildebrønde churches near Copenhagen.

His oeuvre inludes a number of orchestral works - with or without choir or soloists, - vocal and instrumental chamber music, choir music and works for amateur musicians. A series of his compositions are written in a personal, strictly structural style, inspired by Igor Stravinsky, Anton Webern, Alban Berg, György Ligeti and others; however, Colding-Jøgensen never employed serialism as such in his compositions. On the contrary, many of his works are characterized by a striving for structural firmness combined with expressive liberty. In a number of works from recent years he employs a technique of formal and temporal counterpoint, where each instrument or section of instruments plays its own tempo, the total musical structure controlled by exact tempo reactions and a number of cues.

Henrik Colding-Jørgensen recovered a bursary from the Danish State Art Foundation in the years 1969-72. He won composition prizes in 1969 (4 Preludes), 1970 (Albert), 1973 (Magnus) and Concours International Musicale Opera et Ballet de Genève 1985 (Nuup Kangerlua). 2 Songs by Keats, a duo for soprano and guitar, was selected for performance at the Nordic Music Days Festival 1990. Henrik Colding-Jørgensen was a member of the executive board of The Danish Composers Society 1981-91.

Available Works

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  1. Angst

    2004 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    2-6 Instruments

  2. Toccata, Aria e Minuetto

    1986 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    Solo

  3. Angst

    2004 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    2-6 Instruments

  4. Osanna! / Requiem aeternam

    2003 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    Choir

  5. Primavere

    2002 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    Solo

  6. Englens hånd

    2001 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    7+ Instruments

  7. Dolori

    2000 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    2-6 Instruments

  8. Elegie - Wiegenlied

    2000 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    Solo

  9. Danses de l'escargot

    2000 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    Solo

  10. Sjælen og sommerfuglen

    1990 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    2-6 Instruments

  11. Som en rejsende

    1992 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    2-6 Instruments

  12. “IMAGE”

    1992 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    Other

  13. Ballade

    1979 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    Orchestra

  14. Intrada

    1971 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    2-6 Instruments

  15. Victoria Gennem Skoven

    1978 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    Orchestra

  16. Recitativ og fuga

    1983 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    2-6 Instruments

  17. Magnus

    1972 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    Solo

  18. Enfance III

    1967 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    7+ Instruments

  19. Det er mig der vælter

    1981 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    2-6 Instruments

  20. Mourn

    1969 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    Solo

  21. Suite à deux

    1971 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    2-6 Instruments

  22. Senidyl

    1983 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    7+ Instruments

  23. Svømninger

    1985 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    2-6 Instruments

  24. Sic enim

    1985 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    7+ Instruments

  25. Performances

    1981 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    2-6 Instruments

  26. Enfance II

    1983 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    7+ Instruments

  27. 2 Songs by Keats

    1988 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    7+ Instruments

  28. Nunc est

    1989 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    7+ Instruments

  29. Le Alpi nel Cuore

    1988 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    Orchestra

  30. Nuup Kangerlua

    1985 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    Orchestra

  31. På din tærskel

    1966 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    Orchestra

  32. Enfance IV

    1968 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    2-6 Instruments

  33. Boast

    1980 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    Solo

  34. 4 Albertsange

    1971 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    Solo

  35. Barbare

    1967 • Henrik Colding-Jørgensen

    Orchestra




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