Vocal

The first thing

2'

 

For low female voice and violin. Wriitten for the celebration of Klaas de Vries'70th birthday. On a short poem by Philip Larkin:
This is the first thing
I have understood
Time is the echo of an axe
within a wood

 

2014/17
We are such stuff 3'

For sixteen voices SATB, unaccompanied. Lyrics : 'We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep' from Shakespeare's The Tempest. First performance May 14th 2016 at the Chassétheater in Breda, by the Nederlands Kamerkoor, conducted by Manoj Kamps

 

2016
       
De Storm 5'

For sixteen voices and solo voice (Hadewych Minis) Lyrics by Spinvis. First performance smae as above.

 

2016
Berliner Chorbuch 20' Commissioned by the RIAS Kammerchor. Conceived for 32 voices SATB, but can also be performed by a smaller amount of voices) unaccompanied. 2014
     
Canciones del alma 60' Eight songs, four interludes and an instrumental introduction on texts by San Juan de la Cruz. For soprano and large ensemble (2/2/3/1,2/2/1, 3 perc., pno/cel., hrp., strings:6/4/3/3/2. First performance March 31 at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw by soprano Katrien Baerts and the ASKO|Schönberg Ensemble conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw. music sample 2009/12

 

Calligramme/il pleut

 

  6' (revision of version 1991) for soprano and mezzo-soprano unaccompanied, on a poem by Guillaume Apollinaire   
music sample
 (6.31)
2009

 

Adam - Fragmenten

 

18'
for alto and symphony orchestra (à3) Commissioned by the Noord Nederlands Orkest. First performance, sung by Helena Rasker, on April 10th 2008 in Groningen, conducted by Michel Tabachnik
2008
       
On ne développe pas,
on se développe
4'
for soprano and large ensemble (fl. ob. cl. bsn. 2 hrn. 2 tpt. trmb. 2 perc. pno. 5 vl. 3 vla. 2 vc. 2 cb.)
Commissioned by the Prins Claus Conservatory, Groningen, the Netherlands, for its inauguration.
2006
       
63'
for three singers and eight musicians (see opera)
2005/06

Feu

30'

for tenor-soloist, choir (Domcantorij Utrecht), Bambuso Sonoro (bamboo-organ crafted and played by Hans van Koolwijk) four renaissance-trombones and organ.
On lyrics by Blaise Pascal. Composed on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of the Dom-church in Utrecht.
2004
 

Noche Oscura

5'

on lyrics by San Juan de la Cruz, for soprano and piano. Written for Amy Synatzske, who gave the first performance of the work on February 29th 2004 at Merkin Hall, New York, with pianist Justin Williams.
2003/'04

Noche Oscura

5'

(sim.) for voice ( soprano, mezzo-, alto, tenor, baritone or bass) and symphony orchestra (à3). Written voor the Internationale Vocalisten Concours in Den Bosch (the Netherlands), first performance by the Brabants Orkest on September 24 2004
2003/'04

¡ Pancho Villa !

27'



Mezzo-soprano and ensemble (Orkest de Volharding) lyrics : Pancho Villa/Ambrose Bierce. (Original version for voice and piano : 1988/90)

1.  Para mi la guerra empezó cuando nací
2.  El general no es malo, es emocionadito
3.  Una de estas mañanas…

2002

Gentil Cavallero 4'

Mezzo-soprano and ensemble (Orkest de Volharding)
lyrics : 16th century, anon.

2002
La Pantera 5'


six voices : 2 sopranos, two mezzo-sopranos, countertenor, tenor.
On a poem by Jorge Luis Borges

2002



Foemeneis Blandimentis Gaudebat

 

17'


for soprano, five male voices and chamber orchestra. Commissioned by the VARA-Matinee. On lyrics by various 16th century sources. (see libretto of Rage d'Amours, scene 7) First performance sung by Lucy Shelton

 

2002

 

 

Mutation

 

3'
for soprano and mezzo-soprano unaccompanied, on a poem by Guillaume Apollinaire
2001

McGonagall-Lieder

58'

( see opera )

1997/2001

Nella Città Dolente

15'

for eight voices : two sopranos, two mezzo-sopranos, alto, tenor, bartitone, bass.
Lyrics by Dante Alighieri, Arthur Rimbaud and Louis-Ferdinand Celine. Premiered at on August 9 1998, conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw

I     Lo giorno se n'andava
II   ...Nella città dolente
III  Métropolitain
IV   "Pigalle-Issy", sans obstacle

1997/1998

 

Les Murs (revised)

 

6'


soprano and mezzo-soprano unaccompanied, on lyrics by Bernard-Marie Koltès  (from his play "Roberto Zucco")

1997

Les Murs

6' soprano and mezzo-soprano and two trumpets (see above) 1993

Calligramme/il pleut

6' soprano and mezzo-soprano unaccompanied, on a poem by Guillaume Apollinaire  
1991
¡ Pancho Villa ! 27'

 

mezzo-soprano and piano lyrics : Pancho Villa/Ambrose Bierce.

1.  Para mi la guerra empezó cuando nací
2.  El general no es malo, es emocionadito
3.  Una de estas mañanas…

1988/'90