Sigmund Lillebjerka

(b. 1931, Bodø – d. 27 July 2015, Bodø).

Norwegian composer of mostly orchestral and chamber works that have been performed throughout Europe.

Mr. Lillebjerka was primarily self-taught as a composer, but has studied composition privately with Per Hjort Albertsen, Sigurd Berge, Bjørn Kruse, and Olav Anton Thommessen, among other composers.

Among his honours were First Prize from NRK, Second Prize from NRK, Third Prize from the Sør-Troms og Vesterålen Skolemusikkrets, the Culture Prize from the city of Bodø, and the ILIOS-pris from the ILIOS-festivalen in Harstad.

He was the father of the violinist Sveinung Lillebjerka and the cellist Ørnulf Lillebjerka.



SELECT LIST OF WORKS (dates unavailable)


Saturn Rings (chamber opera, libretto by Michael Hall), soprano, baritone, 4 players

The Sea Monster (ballet music), dance troupe, ensemble (also concert version)


Adagio, string orchestra


Capriccio, symphonic band

The Children's Post March, symphonic band

Concertino, bassoon, string orchestra

Concerto, flute, small orchestra

Concerto, piano, orchestra

Concerto, violin, small orchestra (also version for violin, military band)

Epigram, string orchestra

Fata Morgana, small orchestra


Joikesuite, Hardanger fiddle, string orchestra

The Mad Cock

Mearragattis duoddarii, military band (collaboration with Johan Anders Bær)

Nostalgia, big band

Penumbra, string orchestra

Rhapsodia Borealis, military band

Seven Steps Waltz, military band (also version for orchestra)

Sinfonietta, small orchestra

Small Serenade, string orchestra

Symphonic Fantasy

Symphony No. 1

Symphony No. 2

Tunes from Helgeland, French horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, tuba, string orchestra

Variations, small orchestra

Where the Sea Monster Dances, timpani, percussion, string orchestra


Arco Iris, flute, violin, cello, piano

Beyond the Arctic Circle, winds, brass

Dazzle Dance, accordion

Duo Nuovo, violin, cello

Echoes from Mr. Petter, ensemble

Eredità, violin, cello

Favola, French horn, piano

Flimmer, marimba

Four Psalms, flute, violin, cello

Hommage à la Schubert, lute, 2 violins, double bass, percussion

Impromptu, French horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, tuba

Impulse, flute, organ

Kunna, flute, organ

Natt og dag i Rana, ensemble

Out on the Islands, ensemble

Prelude and Dance, violin, piano

Quartet, flute, violin, cello, piano

Quartet, flute, violin, viola, cello

Quartet, 4 flutes

Quintet, flute, string quartet

Quintet, piano, string quartet

Scherzo, double bass

The Sea Monster, ensemble (concert version of ballet)

Signaler, 2 percussion

Sketch, flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon

Sonata, Hardanger fiddle

String Quartet, string quartet

Suite, flute, trumpet, piano

Trio Brevis, violin, viola, cello

Valeria Suite, flute, violin, cello

Wind Quintet No. 1, flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon

Wind Quintet No. 2, flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon


Soli Deo Gloria, bass, mixed chorus, flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon


Cantos I–III (text by Dan Albertson), soprano, euphonium, guitar

Five Songs, soprano, flute, cello, piano

Terskel, soprano, flute, cello, piano


Aymara Suite


Deo Gratias