Jens Roemer - Bombarde
Sven-Ingvart Mikkelsen - Organ
Bombarde and Organ
– Two very different instruments!
– Two musicians with two very different careers and backgrounds!

Music for Bombarde and Organ,- a very rare combination!
The bombarde is a small, but very loud instrument, and fits perfectly together with the big sound of an organ.

The Bombarde player Jens Roemer has played a lot of Danish as well as Celtic folk music, and for many years he has played the Bombarde in different bands, such as Ar-Folk and Club Renaissance, with which he has released an LP and a CD - different styles like folk, world and electronic.

The Bombarde has its origins in Brittany in France where it’s often played together with the Scottish bagpipe.
Jens Roemer is also music booker at the venue Klaverfabrikken in Hillerod.

Sven-Ingvart Mikkelsen is an organist and music director at the castle of Frederiksborg in Hillerod, Denmark, where he is also curator for the historic Compenius organ from 1610. He has performed extensively as organ soloist in a number of European countries as well as in the USA. He has made several CD recordings, including the complete organ works of Nicolaus Bruhns, Georg Böhm and Nicolas de Grigny, as well as a triple CD called “400 years of Danish organ music”.

To set up a program for Bombarde and Organ was quite a challenge. No music is written for this combination. Based on the nature of the instruments, the two musicians has now developed a program with renaissance dances, variations on different kinds of Gregorian songs and folk tunes as well as settings by Karl Jenkins from his Songs of Sanctuary, o.a. the famous Adiemus.

In August 2011 Jens Roemer and Sven-Ingvart Mikkelsen had their first appearance with Bombarde and Organ, and the concert was a great success! Sven-Ingvart Mikkelsen has later on composed a Fantasy for Bombarde and Organ, “Orgabard”, based on Danish and Celtic folk tunes, premiered at a concert tour in the USA in March 2012.

The two musicians have also made a CD recording of their new repertoire. See below!

 Contact / kontakt: Jens Roemer
Tlf. +45 72325311
Sven-Ingvart Mikkelsen
Tlf. +45 40877452

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