Valid Works


Norsk Noteservice  – Oslo/Norway (only Beyond Bayãt)

All compositions have been given its first performances, with the exception of those marked with  (*)

Chamber- and orchestral music:

«Wiegenlied» *
Dedicated to Dagmar Alfhild Mysen Olsen (2019-) 

«Palimpsest – Encore version for solo Violin» *
Dedicated to Lars Anders Tomter
The violin version is made on kind request from
Mauro Tortorelli

«Palimpsest – Encore for solo Viola» *
Dedicated to Lars Anders Tomter

«O lux beatissima!» (Salighetens lys, treng inn! / O lux beatissima!
Church Organ
Dedication: In memoriam Martin Knudsen (1930-2018)
First performance Jeløy Chapel (Moss/Norway)
Organ Trond Egil Oftung

«Tre Bønner» * (Three Prayers)
Girls Choir

1. Hill deg Maria!
2. Se Guds Lam, se ham som tar bort verdens synder.
3. Herre Jesu Krist, Guds sønn, miskunn deg over meg, en synder.

1. Dedicated to Ketil J. Zahl
2. Dedicated to Malin (Kjelsrud)
3. Dedicated to Ole Martin Huser-Olsen

«Variations on Hatikvah»
for violin and piano.

Dedicated to Madelene Berg and Stefan Ibsen Zlatanos

First performance 29th of April Oslo Concert Hall. Israel 70 years anniversary 

Madelene Berg (violin) and Stefan Ibsen Zlatanos (piano)

«Til Israel» Norwegian lyrics Inger Hagerup
for baritone and piano.

First performance 29th of April Oslo Concert Hall. Israel 70 years anniversary.
Mads Wighus (baritone) and Stefan Ibsen Zlatanos (piano)

«Zwei Gedichte» German Lyrics Hans Magnus Enzensberger
for soprano and marimba
Dedicated to Jessica Wagner and Collin Malloy
First performance 21st of April Victoria (Canada)
Jessica Wagner (soprano) and Collin Malloy (marimba)

«Röslein sprach» (The Rosebud spoke)
Guitar and String Quartet
Dedicated to the members of the Roma Tre Orchestra Quartet
First performance 12th of April, Rome (Italy) Roma Tre Orchestra Quartet

Ole Martin Huser-Olsen (Guitar)
David Simonacci and Eunice Cangianiello (Violins)
Lorenzo Rundo (Viola)
Marco Simonacci (Violoncello)

«Reminisences of Time»
String Quartet
Dedicated to Dr. Valerio Vicari in friendship
First performance 12th of April, Rome (Italy) Roma Tre Orchestra Quartet

David Simonacci and Eunice Cangianiello (Violins)
Lorenzo Rundo (Viola)
Marco Simonacci (Violoncello)

«Passacaglia» Orchestration of Johan Halvorsen’s duett for violin and viola.
Dedicated to Bjørn Sagstad and the members of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
First performance Grieg 8th of April 2015 Hall in Bergen. Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

«Rückzugsmarsch der Bojaren — Wunschkonzert» (Bojarenes uttogsmarsj)
A postmodern collage based on Johan Halvorsen’s «Entry March of the Boyars»
Dedicated to Bjørn Sagstad
First performance Grieg 8th of April 2015 Hall in Bergen. Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

«Resurgence» *
Violin and piano
Dedicated to Mauro Tortorelli and Angela Meluso
Reflections on music by Sivori, Grieg, and Frank.

«Galdr for sviktede kvinnfolk» (Curse for betrayed women)
Soprano and extended Sinfonietta
Original Norwegian text Malin Kjelsrud
Built on a folks tune collected by Edvard Bræin. “Springar fra Kristiansund”
Dedicated to Ditte Bræin, Kjell Seim and Kristiansund Sinfonietta
First performance 12th of Mars 2017. National Jubilee concert for the Norwegian society of composers

Solo clarinet and ad lib performer controlled electronics (Antescofo/IRACAM Paris)
Dedicated to Hans Christian Bræin
First performance 12th of Mars 2017. National Jubilee concert for the Norwegian society of composers

«Capriccio da Requiem»*
Violin and extended sinfonietta
Built on Edvard Fliflet Bræin (1924-76) unfinished Violin Concerto from 1964.
Dedicated to Mauro Tortorelli and Kjell Seim
First performance 12th of Mars 2017. National jubilee concert for the Norwegian society of composers

«Hun tilhører ikke denne verden» (She doesn’t belong to this world – Hud II)
Leading Guitar, Flute, Soprano, Harpsichord and Viola
Dedicated to Ole Martin Huser-Olsen
First performance 2nd of September 2016 in Sarpsborg/Norway

 «Presque Bleu» (Almost blue)
Violine solo
Dedicated to Madelene Berg
First performance 30th of May 2016 in Lausanne

«È notte sulla terra» (Det er natt på jorden / Night on earth)
Baritone with string quartet
Original Norwegian text Torun Lian, Italian version by Else L’Orange and Maria Valeria D’Avino
Commissioned by Roma Tre Orchestra with support from Arts Council Norway (Fond for lyd og bilde).
Dedicated do Professor Dr. Roberto Pujia in loving memory of his beloved wife and companion of life Margherita Callegarini.
First performed on Mars the 20th by Hartmut Schulz (baritone), David Simonacci, Fabiola Gaudio, Lorenzo Rundo, Marco Simonacci.

«Nunc Licet» (It is allowed) – acoustic version.
Oboe, oboe d’amore, Coro Anglais (one player)
Written in occasion of Harald Lyches exhibitions in Norway «Four stations for painting»
With support from «Komponistenes vederlagsfond»
Dedicated to Jan Bertelsen
Inspired by three paintings of Harald Lyche
1. «Lengsel» (Longing) and Michael Servetus (1509/11-1553),
2. «Bro» (Bridge) Giordano Bruno (1548 – 1600)
3. «Stråler» (Beams) Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772).
First performance: May 12th, 2016, Galleri Semmingsen, Oslo

«Nessuno» (Ingen / Nobody)
Baritone and Viola.
Text Malin Kjelsrud Italian version by Edmondo Filippini.
Dedicated to Hartmut Schulz and Maurizio Barbetti
First performance 6th of Mars 2016 in Rome

«Un ballo da sogno»  (A dance from a dream)
Viola solo
Dedicated to Maurizio Barbetti

«Livre de prières» (*) (The book of prayers)
Violoncello solo
Dedicated to Rolf Petrich

«Finnischer Tango II»
(2008 – 2015)
Bariton and grand piano. Text Hans Magnus Enzensberger.
Dedicated to Hartmut Schulz and Margita Linde
First performance February 6th 2016 in Oslo.

«Parole Nascoste»
for viola solo
Duration 6’00»
Dedicated to Maurizio Barbetti
First performance in Remagen (Germany) on November the 8th 2015.

for guitar and violoncello
Duration 5’20»
Dedicated to Marianne Piepenstock (on her 90th birthday)
First performance by Andreas Koch and Rolf Petrich

for guitar solo
Dedicated to Rolf Karsten Mysen-Olsen (2015-)
First performance on November the 7th 2015 during the «Høst Riss» festival in Sarpsborg.
Arranged by Ny Musikk (ISCM-Norway)

viola and grand piano
Duration 6’00»
First performance by Lorenzo Rundo and Lidia Dottore

«Time Quarry»

for Sinfonietta.
Duration 10’00»
Dedicated to Wilfried Krüger and Pegnitzschäfer Klangkonzepte

for guitar solo
Duration approx. 9 minutes
Dedicated to Ole Martin Huser-Olsen

«Translucent Landscapes – Acedia IV» (*)
(2013) [under preparation – first performance during the BrassWind Festival in September]
Eb-Horn (Alto Horn) Solo and Brass Band
Duration approx. 10 – 12 minutes.

Alto Saxophone Solo

«Acedia – I» (in memory of my mother Karen Sofie Koch – 1924-2013)
English Horn

«Acedia – II» (*)
Eb-Horn (Alto Horn)

About Acedia I-V, see at the bottom of the Page.

Violin and Grand Piano – transcription of «Sarabande» from «Partita» (1998-99) for Leading Violine and Strings.

«Gradus ad Parnassum – Postmodern Remix of Per Lasson’s Festival March»
First performance 
October 5, 2013, University Aula, Oslo
The University of Oslo Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Elisne Haugstad
In occasion of the 200 year anniversary of The Norwegian Student Society.
Dedicated to Jens Testmann-Koch


«Nemo» (*)
(2005-20013) [under preparation – first performance given by Hartmut Schulz during the Equinox Cologne Festival on the 20th of September 2013]
Baritone Voice Solo with Double Live Shaker and Triangle with metal beater played by the performer.
Duration approx. 5 minutes (?).

«Hommage an Edvard Hagerup Grieg – und Niccolo Castiglioni ist auch dabei»
Flute and Grand Piano.

Violine Solo (Dedicated to Malin)

«Urban Rhapsody II»
(1997-2009) [under revision]
Tuba Solo

«Le Tombeau de Schnittke»
(2008-2009) [under revision]
Violoncello solo and Sinfonietta.

«Finnischer Tango Fragmente»
(2008) [under revision]
Soprano and Grand Piano. Text Hans Magnus Enzensberger.

«Finnischer Tango»
(2008) [under revision]
Soprano and rand piano. Text Hans Magnus Enzensberger.

Brass Band

«Versuch über Schatten, Farben und Licht»
Brass Band

«Med hjelp fra mine brødre» original german text Wolfram Eicke  «Mit hilfe meiner Brüder». (With help from my Brethren). Translation by the composer.
Mens Choir

«Das ersehnte Licht»
Small Orchestra

Version for String Orchestra

Violin and Grand Piano.

«Beyond Bayãt»
(1999/2000) Millitary Band

«Pesni i tanzi»
Flute/Alto Flute, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, French Horn and Grand Piano.
13 pieces with different instrument combinations, where which compositions to play and the order is free.

«Le mystère de la voix»
Violoncello Solo

(1998-99) Leading Violine and Strings.

«Short Rhapsody» (*)
Military Band

«Rückblick» (*)
(1997) [Equinox Cologne on the 20th of September 2013]
String Quartet

(1997) Organ. (in memory my father Finn Koch – 1916-1997)

«Urban Rhapsody»
(1997) [under revision]
Clarinet Solo

(1994-97 rev. 1999)
Small Symphony Orchestra

Fanfare for Two Solo Trumpets and Military Band.

«Aura – Mikkelifassung»
Version for 12 Solo Strings

String Orchestra or 16 Solo Strings

Bassoon, Actor and Tape. Original text Torun Lian.

Opera, theatre and fine art installations: 

«Inside looking out» *
Soundscapes to a fine art installation video by Malin Kjelsrud.
10’00″ loop.

«Only when the lights are out your in»
(2012) [under revision]
EA-composition. Original Text Malin Kjelsrud

Opera. Libretto by Ketil J. Zahl based on August Strindberg «Leka med elden» (Play with fire).
Performed as a scenic workshop by Musikkteater i Bodø (Music Theatre Bodø) and Bodø Sinfonietta.
Instructor: Elisabet Ljungar
Conductor: Oleg Snetkov
Marianne E Andersen (Kerstin)
Ludvik Lindstrøm (Knut)
Andreas Lundmark (Axel).
October 10. 2008

Soundscape for Kristin Rasmussen’s ceramic installation at Årbakka.
(continuous loop)

«Dagen vender/Partage de midi»
Theatre music: Tape. Paul Claudel. Torshov Theatre (National Theatre).
Directed by Eirik Nilssen-Brøyn  [tape lost]

Theatre music: Tape. Georg Büchner. Norwegian state theatre academy.
Directed by Eirik Nilssen-Brøyn [tape lost]

«Det øde landet/Wasteland»
(1987) meta performance by Torun Lian over T.S Elliot’s poem. Norwegian state theatre academy. Theatre music. Bassoon, percussion and Tape. Directed by Eirik Nilssen-Brøyn [score and tape lost]


«Nine solos for nine violinists Aurora» ACD 5067

«21 Marches For The 21st Century» Simax Classics PSC 1163

«A Norwegian Rendezvous» Kristiansand Chamber Orchestra/Jan Stigmer. Compositions by Nordheim, Kvandal, Åm og Koch. INTIM Musik IMCD 065

Discografia Pop-Rock arrangements:

Finn Coren: «Mitt hjerte», (2011) Bard Records BACD 5

Lucifer Was: «The Crown of Creation» (2010), Transubstace Records TRANS050

Finn Coren: «I draumar fær du», (2008) Bard Records BACD-4

Lucifer Was: «Blues from Hellah», (2004) Transubstance Records TRANS001

A full moon in March: «Love’s Loneliness», (1990) Kirkelig Kulturverksted  FXCD/LP/MC 94

About Acedia I – V: There are planned five compositions in the Acedia series where two are finished until now (medio June 2013):

1.  «Acedia (I)» English Horn [finished]
2.  «Acedia (II)» Eb-Horn (Alto Horn) [finished]
3.  «Abschied» (Acedia III) Solo Orgel
4.  «Translusent Landscape» (Acedia IV) Eb-Horn (Alto Horn) and Brass Band
5.  «…komm selge Ruh…» (Acedia V) for English Horn, two Violins, Viola and two Violoncelli