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“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”
Pablo Picasso



Primordial Earth (2021), for amplified double-bass and 22 strings                                                      15’

SAGA (2020), for solo cello, orchestra and accordion obligato                                                        25’

Song of Infinity (2022), for solo viola or clarinet, choir and orchestra                                                 20’

Sinfonietta #1 Shizue (1995), for solo shakuhachi and string orchestra                                               22'

Sinfonietta #2 Langeland Reveries (2017), for strings, keyboard and percussion                                  14' 

Sinfonietta #3 Mahler in Manhattan (2017), for solo violin, solo horn, 14 strings and percussions          15'


Obsession: for Viola and Piano (2020)

My Name is Infinity: for Soprano Voice and piano (2020)


for string orchestra:

BRIDGE/ SWENSEN, Meditation for Saxophone and String Orchestra

DEBUSSY, 'Beau Soir', arr. for solo violin and string orchestra

DEBUSSY, La fille aux cheveux de lin, arr. for solo violin and string orchestra

KREISLER/ SWENSEN, 3 Pieces for Violin and Strings

TCHAIKOVSKY, Meditation, op.42. no.1, arr. for solo violin and strings



BRAHMS/ SWENSEN, Sonatensatz for Violin and Orchestra

NIELSEN, Four Movements for Orchestra (1888), orch. J. Swensen

PROKOFIEV, Cinq Melodies (sans paroles) (1920), arr. for violin and orchestra* 

SCHUMANN, CLARA/ SWENSEN, Romance in A minor for Wind Ensemble 

SCHUMANN, CLARA/ SWENSEN, Three Romances for Violin and Orchestra

WAGNER/ SWENSEN, Ring Odyssey, for large orchestra, soprano, tenor, bass, and male voice choir

*published by Boosey and Hawkes

All other works are published by Joseph Swensen 

For further enquiries, score and part rental please contact 

Victoria Rowsell Artist Management  

Aude-Marie Auphan (

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