This march was originally written for an occasion where brass bands from Sweden and Norway should participate. For that reason I used both countries´national anthems. With the title “Northern Bonds” I refer to bonds of friendship.
In the Bible it says: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Gal. 3:28) and I believe that God wants us not to make a difference between people. In our world all too often people treat each other differently because of their appearance, their work or their nationality. The march Northern Bonds is not only a friendship march between two countries. It is also an appeal to both value and treat people the same even if they are different. This message becomes very clear in the music when I introduce the song “In Christ there is no East or West”. Furthermore the march ends with a mixed version of the national anthems of the two neighbouring countries.
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