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Helge SkjevelandIndex-up icon You can click on my image at left to index the win­dow down to here, or on such up/down ar­row icons as at left and else­where here­in to navi­gate with­in a page. When viewing the tables that list works, the left-most column has the link  you can use to index up, or the arrow link to index to its table row. Click on linked scores below — whose text usu­al­ly renders as dark blue, bolded, and under­lined, like the text and link at left — to ac­tu­ate a page-​by-​page view­er displaying scores in your brow­ser with HTML (but, if you have Adobe Acrobat [™ Adobe, Inc.], click the preceding link to skip to about using it to preview scores).

Click­ing the linked ti­tle then shows its score at the res­pec­tive res­o­lu­tion and size of your mon­it­or and win­dow (even though the file it­self’s may be as high as 300 DPI [dots per inch] , or 118 dots/cm.). You should max­im­ize that win­dow, and your brow­ser may su­per­im­pose an icon sig­nif­y­ing that you can go to full res­o­lu­tion (other­wise some small de­tails, such as dots and ac­cid­en­tals, might be in­vis­ible), and scroll the brow­ser win­dow around in it as a view­port, to see de­tails.

Index-up iconIndex-down iconBut, MS Internet Explorer’s recent versions, Opera 9+, and Mo­zil­la Fire­fox 3.0+ (and oth­er brow­sers also may…) have a “Zoom” func­tion —

Using this lets you sel­ect dis­play en­large­ment or shrink­age per­cen­tages to look at the files in a res­o­lu­tion that will pre­sent ex­cel­lent de­tail with­out hav­ing to scroll so much, but please be aware that some brow­sers’ down­load­ing and ren­der­ing of these large files with Zoom can take a few sec­onds, and some require a higher Zoom percentage for best rendering than others. My testing shows that Opera 9 is best for this. Also, stan­dards com­pliance and per­for­mance there­with are by no means con­sis­tent! 200% often works best with a wide-​screen mon­it­or. Click­ing on the scroll-​bar con­trols can be tricky at high mag­nif­ic­ations in some browsers.

I’m also installing scores viewable in Ado­be® Ac­ro­bat® (see below). If you have a wide-​as­pect mon­it­or, viewing full-​screened .pdf scores in View | Page Display | Two-Up mode (two pages side by side) can be very nice.

Index-up iconIndex-down icon Some display hardware will let you use the O/S or a program to ro­tate it be­tween por­trait (long-​side up) and land­scape (long-​side horiz­on­tal) ori­en­ta­tions. Scores look much bet­ter in por­trait mode if being viewed full page, but for view­ing de­tail, land­scape mode can be bet­ter, al­though hav­ing to use the scroll bars can be tricky. Switch­ing a dis­play and its driver be­tween the two ori­en­ta­tions can be awk­ward, and a pain … see your video card’s, monitor’s, and O/S doc­u­men­ta­tion, and its con­trol soft­ware’s help system.

In such a zoom-capable browser, key combinations should be avail­able to change zoom level: For ex­am­ple, In MSIE and Mo­zilla, the key {Ctrl} (or {Cmd} on a Mac) com­bi­ning with + in­creas­es Zoom percentage, and {Key} combining with (that’s the minus key) re­du­ces it. {Key} + 0 (that’s a zero, not an O) resets Zoom to normal. Opera’s keys are dif­fer­ent.

You may be able to print scores from the web page, but it may not look optimal (e.g., one score is quar­to size [17"×22" — 43×56 cm.]) and some scores tab­loid (11"×17" [28×43 cm.]): If you try to have your sys­tem print these on reg­ul­ar pa­per, they will break across mul­tip­le pages. A score’s page size is given in the first column, after its indexing arrow — BUT:

Index-up iconIndex-down icon I’m also en­ga­ged in con­ver­ting scores to Ado­be® Ac­ro­bat® (.pdf) for­mat. As these be­come avail­able, you’ll see links with the icon ap­pear in the title column, click­ing on which will down­load the .pdf file to your com­puter and at­tempt to open it in your brow­ser with the Ac­ro­bat plug-​in (which you can get or up­date at Ado­ if you don’t have, and your brow­ser should auto­mat­ic­al­ly of­fer to down­load for you…) in a new window | tab — right click it if you want to control how it appears. Ac­ro­bat truly has ver­sa­tile view­ing and prin­ting ca­pa­bil­it­ies for this. Some of the files are quite large be­cause the scores are hi-​res bit­maps of pro­fes­sion­al quality. You can zoom or shrink scores to your pre­fer­red page size using op­tions in Ac­ro­bat’s print-​dia­log op­tions, and it also shows a small pre­view of how out­put will look, when it prints!

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Pre­view an HTML-source print job graph­ic­ally, if pos­sible, be­fore com­mit­ting it to paper. For such, usu­al­ly, sel­ec­ting in the print dia­log to print from page 2 on only works best. Again, the source files’ resolution might be as fine as 300 DPI (118 pixel/cm.), so should print with su­perb qual­ity onto pa­per of the size for which it was des­igned. Again, you can tai­lor Acro­bat prints to the out­put me­dia with far grea­ter flex­ib­il­ity, by using its print dia­log op­tions, and see a tiny pre­view.

Index-up iconIndex-down icon If a piece has an icon-​link, clicking it should play an .MP3 file of a MIDI-​real­ized ver­sion of it avail­able for down­load and au­dition, so you can get a better aur­al con­cept of it (e.g., first start its score view­er [.pdf or HTML], then hot-​key back & click this icon to hear the piece & follow along in the score)I assert ©opy­right for this mu­sic, and the same rules apply as for scores (see next para­graph).

NOTICE: Posting my scores, .MP3s and .MIDs on this Web site doesn’t con­stit­ute do­na­tion of the no­ta­tion or au­dio (re­lin­quis­hment of ©opy­right) or per­for­mance rights there­unto ap­per­tain­ing, to the public do­main. I re­tain and as­sert all such rights to per­for­mance and dis­sem­in­a­tion. You may down­load the score pages to view and print (or .MP3 or .MID re­cor­dings there­of for listening) to eval­u­ate off line (e.g., save the page image files such as .GIFs or .PNGs in a fol­der by selecting Save As from the right-​click pop-​up menu, and in Win­dows XP you can look at them off line as a slide show — and zoom again, as the view­er per­mits, or lis­ten with a me­dia play­er); but, please con­tact me to pur­chase the right to use this music, if you want to keep it, or for per­for­mance ar­range­ments, at the fol­low­ing ad­dres­ses:

Helge Skjeveland
1064 W. 180 N.
Orem, UT 84057-4466

E-mail me at BACHWARE @ BACHWARE.COMEnvelope

Index-up iconIndex-down iconWorks: (click a row’s linked @ its left to index there, ▲ to index up)

Instrumental: (choral is below)



for large symphony orchestra with percussion battery (a BMI SCA winner, ’73/’74).

This is an enormous score. The cover and score pages are Quarto sized, 17"×22" (5104×6600 pixel),
and the introduction (conductor’s instructions) are Tabloid, so it’s awk­ward to see & scroll through.

Be patient. It forces lots of browser memory/disk slewing.

A hard-copy score is avail­able for ren­tal.

If you have access to a large-format printer, to print the letter-size .pdf score here
to a larger paper size, use Acrobat’s File | Print Setup and
File | Print : Page Handling’s Page Scaling “Fit to Printable Area”,
and you may have to toggle other control options to get desired output.

for large orchestra without strings (hard-copy score also available)
also a MIDI version

Cool Willie
for string jazz orchestra & percussion (hard-​copy score also avail­able)
Style: jazzy 12-tone, AB[a] form in 11/8 meter sectioned as
A: 2+2+2+2+3/8, B: 3+3+3+2/8).

Beings for MIDI-controlled electronic ensemble

The Dimensions
of Eternity
Electronic work (Arp synthesizer) for 4.0 (quadraphonic) tape

2 Movements
For String Quartet

The first is polymetric 12-tone,
the second uses heavily double-stopped secundal harmony.

Fantasia á 8 voci (organ)
Updated transcribed adaptation of the preceding’s second movement

Two etudes for piano Wild and angry, virtuosic, inspired by Scriabin & Ruggles

Flute (and alto flute) etudes Pensive and introspective, pantonal, in proportional notation

e fuga mensurata
á 4
For four treble instruments:
polyphonic/metric, tonal/triadic; won a small Barlow award,
played by French horns of the Utah Symphony
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  I Cor. 2:9 & 10  SATB: Eye Hath Not Seen (Oculos non vidit) — tonal/triadic-secundal, with organ

  Come to the Temple  SSATBB: Triadic/tonal, with organ

  Easter psalm  SATB, w/divisi: Polyphonic/chromatic, then quartal/quintal/triadic,
with optional organ.

  Psalm XXIII  S×3 A×3 T×3 B×3: “The Lord Is My Shepherd,”
complex triadic-secundal/meta-tonal

  Motet from Psalm XXXVIII SATB, complex, dissonantly pantonal repentance psalm

  Alleluia  SSAT choral transcription of the Preludio e fuga mensurata á 4 above,
set to the KJV-​English text from Rev. 19:6.

SSAATTBB, with soloists & optional organ.

Apocalyptic text partially based on LDS Doc­trine & Cov­en­ants 1, and apocrypha.

Com­plex tri­adic/​quar­tal/​quin­tal/​meta-​pantonal, het­ero-/​poly­phon­ic work
warn­ing to re­pent in prep­ar­a­tion for Christ’s Sec­ond Com­ing.

 “High Flight” cantata SSAATTBB, with soloists: Setting of the famous poem by Magee,
com­posed in mem­or­i­am the Chal­len­ger and Col­um­bia astro­nauts.

Has a complex triadic/quartal/quintal/meta-tonal, het­ero-/p​oly­phonic style,
and optional organ accompaniment.

Closeness to Divinity  An utterly simple setting for children’s chorus
of poetry by the late Charles E. Pearce;
completely traditional/tonal, with piano accompaniment.

The HTML score is in 2-up format,
so saving its .png files locally and printing them to tabloid paper
will result in two sheets foldable to a booklet.

or, use Acrobat’s print op­tions to re-​size & etc.,
according to your wants & needs…

 Come, Come, Ye Saints  A new, alternate, modernistic setting
of William Clayton’s stirring hymn
that inspired the “Mormon” pioneers
in their exodus from persecution.

Harmony is traditional major/minor,
but modulates phrases extensively,
and meter changes often.

The HTML score is in 2-up format,
so saving its .png files locally and printing them to tabloid paper
will result in two sheets foldable to a booklet

or, use Acrobat’s print op­tions to re-​size & etc.,
according to your wants & needs…

 The Lord’s Prayer  A modernistic setting of this text, as found in The Book of Mormon’s 3 Nephi 3:9-12.

Harmony is traditional major/minor,
but modulates phrases extensively for depictive effect,
and meter changes often.

The HTML score is in 2-up format,
so saving its .png files locally and printing them to tabloid paper
will result in two sheets foldable to a booklet

or, use Acrobat’s print op­tions to re-​size & etc.,
according to your wants & needs…

  The following are my own translations &/or arrangements for chorus
of sacred texts I much admire,
to make them more accessible for choral performance.


Translation (to English) & ar­range­ment
of the su­perb Sanctus (to “Holy, holy, holy…” & etc.)
from Jo­han­nes Ocke­ghem’s ex­quis­ite Mis­sa: Pro­la­ti­onum

a mas­ter­ful ser­ies of rounds.

Psalm 117 

Arrangement & textual setting of
Gio­vanni Ga­bri­eli’s Ri­cer­care 1º for or­gan,
to the psalm of Da­vid from the Eng­lish King James Bible.

I am the Light of the World

Two forms of English textual settings of Or­lan­do di La­ssus’ Qui Se­qui­tur Me,
from his Can­ti­ones du­ar­um vo­cor­um, of the text from John 8:12,
a won­der­ful round for which I com­posed my own lead-​in to its ini­tial phrase,
which is this ar­range­ment’s ti­tle.

 I’ll Praise the Name of God 

English textual setting of di Lassus’ three-​voice mo­tet
Lau­da­bo No­men Dei,
a La­tin set­ting of Psalm 69:30
that I ad­jus­ted the Eng­lish King James Bible text to fit.

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