Since 1959 has this melody been synonymous with bedtime stories. This arrangement allows the young ones and smaller bands to play this lovely tune in concert. The time change can be problematic to the conductor, but it is rarely a problem for the children.
To the conductor
This arrangement allows the young ones and smaller bands to play this lovely tune on concert. The melody is presented in all parts during the piece. Time change can be problematic to adults, but it is rarely a problem for the children.Bjørn Morten Kjærnes (b 1952) is one of Norway?s most published wind band composer and arranger. Starting out as a 7-year-old Euphonium player (and later,trombone) in a local school band, he has learned this instrumentation from the inside and as an arranger, composer and conductor he has been working with wind bands all his life. The first education was to be a music teacher, but then composing and arranging became more important and led to composition studies at the Music Academy of Oslo. As a composer he is inspired by an aural based serialism, and with a strong influence of jazz, many of the pieces have mild dissonances and tonal centrums. Some of this can also be heard in some of his arrangements. Children?s experience of music has always been important to Kjærnes and working as a teacher, and later headmaster of a music school led to developing many of the flexible instrumentations that today are published.