Category Archives: Vocal Music

Dawn, Op. 11 no. 1

Text: Oscar Wilde I La Fuite de la Lune II The Harlot’s House III Le Réveillon

Commissioned by the ‘Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst’ First performance: 24 January 1998, Grote Kerk, Wijk bij Duurstede Vocal Ensemble COQU conducted by Marc … Continue reading

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Cantica Mortis, Op. 23

I An beatitudo solum sit post mortem (Joachim Camerarius I) II Choreae mortuales (Jacob Balde) – III Vita ipsa cursus ad mortem est (Thomas More)

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Cantica Mortis, Op. 23a

2333-3000-timp.,perc.-harp-str. Dedicated to Jan Steeghs

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The Wedding of the Moon and Sun, Fragments from a Caucasian Romance, Op. 25

Text: Ian Burton 3343-4331-timp.,perc.-harp,piano/cel.,organ ad lib.-str. Prelude: On the Plain On the Dhow Anna’s Song Wedding Feast: 1. Introduction and – 2. Otar’s Song – 3. Love Duet – 4. Apotheosis

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All through the Night, Op. 27 no. 1

Text: G. K. Chesterton

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Ways of Love, Three Songs on Poems by Rupert Brooke, Op. 11 no. 3

I Beauty and Beauty II There’s Wisdom in Women III Love Came One Summer Day First performance: 20 November 1992, Lourdeskerk, Tilburg, The Netherlands Chamber Choir of the Brabant Conservatory conducted by Martien van Woerkum Dedicated to Radka Beranová

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Lieder und Tänze der Nacht (Songs and Dances of the Night), Op. 26

Text: Rainer Maria Rilke Harp, piano, cembalo, two violins, viola, cello and double bass I Am Rande der Nacht II Toten-Tanz III Aus einer Kindheit IV Letzter Abend V Der Wahnsinn VI Epilog

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Symphony no. II ’From the Song of Songs’, Op. 30

Text: from the Biblical Song of Songs PART ONE: I Let him kiss me – II On my bed at night

PART TWO: III Who is she – IV I slept, but my heart was awake

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Lieder und Tänze der Nacht (Songs and Dances of the Night), Op. 26a

Text: Rainer Maria Rilke New version for soprano harp, piano, cembalo and string orchestra First performance: 10 December 2000. ‘t Craeckhuys / Bijloke Concertzaal, Gent, Belgium. Victoria Evtodieva, soprano; Chamber Orchestra ‘Nuove Musiche’ conducted by Erik Lederhändler

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An Elysium on Earth, Op. 27 no. 2

Text: Thomas Moore Commissioned by Deloitte and Touche, Tax Consultants First performance: 18 June 1993, De Hucht, Elst Chamber Choir Camera Nova and Ensemble conducted by Hans HoflandDedicated to Hans Hofland and Camera Nova

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