“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”
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)
ARRANGEMENTS and ORCHESTRATIONS
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