Celebration Suite

Celebrating 20 Years of Democracy in South Africa

Paulsson, Anders

För orkester.

Celebration Suite

Partitur (B4)
GE 13870
712,00 kr
Status: Finns i lager
Studiepartitur (B5)
GE 13872
251,00 kr
Status: Finns i lager
GE 13870y



“As Nelson Mandela received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, I had the honor of performing a Concert for him in the Stockholm Concert House together with Cyndee Peters, Eric Bibb, Elise Einarsdotter and Svante Henryson. Nelson Mandela came backstage after the Concert to greet the musicians, He shook our hands and said our music was very encouraging. His hand felt warm and rough after many years of hard work in the limestone quarry at the Robben Island prison.
Nelson Mandela’s dream of a multi ethnic Rainbow Nation is mirrored in this Celebration Suite that was commissioned for the 20th Anniversary of Democracy in South Africa. It incorporates musical elements from South African Freedom Songs, Folk music, Jazz and Western classical tradition. The power of music serves as a harmonizing connection between cultures that words alone cannot make.
The young musicians of the MIAGI Youth Orchestra come from all ethnic and economic backgrounds and belong to the born free generation as they have not suffered the oppression of apartheid. To see and hear them play together is deeply moving and inspires hope for a better future where the rainbow of humanity work together peacefully. After three successful tours in South Africa and Europe the orchestra showed their appreciation by giving me a South African name: Jabulani = Happiness.
That name feels like medicine for a melancholy Swede like me”.

Anders Paulsson
Composer-in-Residence for the MIAGI Youth Orchestra in South Africa











Soweto Theatre, Johannesburg, South Africa


Tshepo Tsotetsi, conductor


Gehrmans Musikförlag


Orkester & Scen, klassiskt, orkester


Paulsson, Anders

Anders Paulsson räknas som en av världens främsta sopransaxofonister. Hans musikaliska bredd demonstreras av att han rör sig lika hemtamt i den klassiska repertoaren, transkriptioner av exempelvis Bach och Mozart, som i originalkompositioner av nutida komponister och i jazz. Hans mästerliga ton har inspirerat många tonsättare att skriva direkt för honom men Anders Paulsson är också själv en lysande kompositör och arrangör.

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