Noten für Blasorchester A Christmas Pastorale (Julepastorale)
Arild Sandvold (1895 - 1984) began his studies at the Music Conservatory in Kristiania (Oslo) in 1906, in piano and organ as well as music theory. After his debut as organist and pianist, he had his debut as orchestral conductor in 1924. At the same time he also had two periods of studies in Leizig. In addition to studies in piano and organ, he received tutoring in composition. He was a teacher at the Oslo Music Conservatory and organist and a cathedral cantor in Oslo for more than 50 years. Sandvold brought both Baroque and Romantic organ works to a wider audience. He wrote a number of works for organ, in addition to music for choir and orchestra. The polyfone of the late Baroque and the harmoni of the Romantic period serve as the basis of his musical style. "A Christmas Pastorale" arranged with thoughts about the wind-bands possibility for sound and colour, and should be a nice piece to do on concerts in the christmas time.