Si vis amari (2016) 6′

for choir (SSAATTBB)

Text: Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c. 4 BC – AD 65)

Commissioned by Nils August Andresen.

First performance by Oslo Chamber Choir conducted by Håkon Daniel Nystedt, September 17, 2016 in Oslo Domkirke.


‘Ego tibi monstrabo amatorium sine medicamento, sine herba, sine ullius veneficae carmine: si vis amari, ama.’ (Seneca: Epistulae morales ad Lucilium)

‘I can show you a philtre, compounded without drugs, herbs, or any witch’s incantation: If you would be loved, love.’ (Seneca: Moral letters to Lucilius)