Composer and songwriter for major national and international artists. He writes classical music and hymns, gospel, pop music, country songs, blues and rock.
His lyrics are in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English and German.
Has won several song writing competitions, and been awarded a number of platinum trophies for sales.
He has written songs for, among others, Placido Domingo, Sissel Kyrkjebø, Wenche Myhre, Roy Rogers, Shana Morrison, Carol Dennis and a large number of other national and international artists.
Wrote the Norwegian and English texts of the official song of the IX Olympic Winter Games at Lillehammer in 1994, “Se ilden lyse” and “Fire in your Heart”, recorded by Placido Domingo and Sissel.
As a songwriter, he won in 1994 both the 1st and the 2nd awards at TV2’s competition for the best new Christmas song.
Wrote lyrics and music of the official song on the occasion of the Norwegian National Television (NRK) fund-raising campaign in 1997: ”Hold You Against my Heart” (Halde deg inntil meg).
Cowriter, with Lars Muhl, of the official song of the Norway March (Norgesmarsjen), “Footprints of Love” / “Kjærlighetsspor i sanden”.
Has composed the title track of the classical instrumental CD “En rose i snøen” (A Rose in the Snow), recorded by the pianist Wolfgang Plagge and the violinist Pjotr Janowski.
Wrote, with Svein Gundersen, the title song for the CD of The Salvation Army, “Julegryta” (The Christmas Kettle), released at Christmas 2001.
Mer info om Frelsesarmeens Jule CD og sang-tekst her:
Frelsesarmeens Jubileumsjuleplate – booklet – PDF
JVJ & Carol Dennis 2011