Pascal and Louly Magis together with Bente Ibenfeldt at Gallery Nuit in Aalborg June 2005. Pascal Magis felt inspired by Bente's komposition "Romance for a Prince" to paint a color symphony
across the borders.
From Moscow to The Azores sounds the music of Bente Ibenfeldt.
2002 – by journalist Bjørn Loudrup.
quite makes one think and reflect when an organization with
responsibility for the education of all military musicians in the
enormous territory of Russia – There is a constant number of
approximately 30.000 military musicians in the country – can have
enjoyment with, interest in and use for the Danish composition.
Filarmónica Eco Edificante is the name. The Orchestra’s conductor is Professor at The Music Conservatory in the town of Ponta Delgada Yury Pankiv. At a weekly rehearsal I presented him with a couple of Bente Ibenfeldt’s compositions such as “A Song For Alexandra” and Gråsten March to which the composer had given her permission to be played under the name of “Nordestino Marcha”. The joy, gratitude and enthusiasm not only the professor but also the soloist trumpeter Troufete Carlos Arruda, The Music Company’s president Joaó Manuel Rafoso Medeiros and all the rest of the ensemble showed up was unbelievable.
few seconds after Professor Pankiv
had the arrangements in his hand he was immediately busy with
transcription of a couple of voices to another key. Approximately 35
minutes after the handover the orchestra was enthusiastic rehearsing
“A Song For Alexandra” and I had a wonderful feeling of joy watching
them and listening to their achievements.
The Rest Of The World.
It is interesting that after these events the analytic
statistic for visits at Bente Ibenfeldt’s web-site has changed
remarkably and shown a lot of international curiosity especially at the
two compositions mentioned in this article and even The Azores is only
half way to America there have been a lot of hits and search form The
United States. Funny isn’t it? Even the famous German TV-Station NDR
has 1st of September bought a long interview with Bente
Ibenfeldt. It seems that she finally is getting the recognition she and
her music really deserves.
Homage to Princess
Ibenfeldt, composer and
organist has in cooperation with Sønderjyllands
Symfoniorkester recorded a CD which contains her own compositions.
title of this maxi-CD is
” A Song for Alexandra ”.
Ibenfeldt has composed four
beautiful melodies in the romantic genre,
which the title melody is a homage to Princess Alexandra, who is married
Joachim of Denmark. The
obvious infatuation and love between the two young people was the
inspiraton for the composer.
August 1999 Hans Nielsen
from “ Focus Recording” in Copenhagen,
came with his mobile recording studio, to “Musikhuset” in Sønderborg,
where the recording of the CD took place.
Symphony Orchestra, was conducted by Morten Ryelund Sørensen,
violinist, who was educated at The Royal Music Academy in Copenhagen,
and later studied conduction at St. Petersburg.
Bo Fuglsang from ”Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester” is solo trumpeter
Ibenfeldt is pianosoloist on “Romance for a Prince”, and “Ballade
rhythm group consists of the well known bass-player and jazzmusician
the guitarplayer Per Kamp and the swedish drummer Roger Berg, and the
composer herself on the grand piano.
Neergaard from Sønderborg, has arranged all the melodies for symphony
“A song for Alexandra” was first
by Bente Ibenfeldt and solo trumpeter Per Nielsen at a concert
in “Sønderjyllandshallen” with the famous german organist Franz Lambert. www.franzlambert.de
In May 14. 1998
the melody was also played at a spring concert that
place in “Frederiksberg Rådhus” by “Sjællandske Livregiments
Musikkorps”, conducted by Ib Jespersen, and arranged by Knud Graugaard.
Solo trumpeter was Per Hyttel.
IMMS:. International Military Music Society
publication of the CD took place Nov.2. 1999 on a place called
Hostrup Kro”, near the town of Aabenraa.
the same place, only two years before, the organist Bente Ibenfeldt
played for Princess Alexandra at a dinner banquet.
Ibenfeldt took her education as an organist at “Det Jyske
Musikkonservatorium in Århus”.
Bente Ibenfeldt, Tingvej 16, 6070 Christiansfeld
tlf. +45 74562234 or +45 40193234
music sheets: www.AmazingMusicWorld.com