Realms of Asgard is a symphonic poem for brass and percussion which comprises of seven musical scenes, each reflecting my own impressions of the individual worlds found in the Yggdrasill legend. In Norse mythology, Yggdrasill is an immense Ash tree that connects the nine home-worlds of the Norse cosmos. Asgard sits at its pinnacle where the High Gods look down and oversee the activities in the other worlds.
The Nine Worlds
Hel - Hell
Muspelheim – The Realm of Fire
Niðavellir – A Dark Dwelling
Vanaheimr – Home of the Vanir
Jötunheimr – Home of the Giants
Niflheim – Mist Home
Álfheimr – Elf Home
Midgard – Middle Enclosure (Earth)
Asgard – Home of Æsir
The work was commissioned and premiered by Jaren Hornmusikkforening at the Grieg Hall, Bergen, Norway in 2015.