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Recent (2008 - 2016, newest first)
60+ Fugues on the melodies of the Genevan Psalter
Fugue on Genevan Psalter #75
"Rendons grâce et bénissons"
mp3 set for brass quintet

Fugue on Genevan Psalter #84
"Dans ta maison je suis heureux"
mp3 set for church organ & bariton singer
"Wie lieblich sind Deine Wohnungen" (Brahms, Ein Deutsches Requiem)
Fugue on Genevan Psalter #56
"Pitié pour moi en tous lieux pourchassé"
mp3 set for String Trio
Music for the Holy Week
"Mon Dieu, mon Dieu, pourquoi m'abandonner" (Gen Ps 22)
"Pitié pour moi, Seigneur, dans ta bonté" (Gen Ps 51)
"Écoute-moi quand je crie" (Gen Ps 61)

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set for soprano & string ensemble
for string ensemble
church organ
Fugue on Genevan Psalter #49
"Écoutez tous, nantis et indigents"
the lyrics are about playing the harp
mp3 set for Harp
Fugue on Genevan Psalter #43
mp3 Brass Quintet
Fugue on Genevan Psalter #41
mp3 set for hobo, English horn & 2 bassoons
Fugue on Genevan Psalter #37
mp3 organ
Fugue on Genevan Psalter #36 (68)
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string ensemble
and for organ
Fugato on Genevan Psalter #38
"Ne viens pas, dans ta colère"
Free transcription from 'Aeolian Poem' (see below)
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church organ (flutes only)
for Marijke Gussenhoven
Fuga Sopra on Genevan Psalter #23
arrangement for string orchestra from the organ version
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strings
Elegia per flauto e arpa
arrangement from the solo version (please, see below)
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flute & harp
- Pastorale
for two bassoons & bass clarinet
- as performed on 6th of April in NedPhO-Koepel Amsterdam by Margreet Bongers, Dymphna van Dooremaal (bassoons) & Herman Draaisma (bass clarinet).

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Originally made for harpsichord/organ (please, see below).
Recently set for two bassoons & bass clarinet
Detail uit het poppenspel 'Oma, mag ik mijn pop terug'
Aus Haendel's Zeit II
Allemande for String Ensemble in baroque style

Aus Haendel's Zeit I (see also Christmas 2016)
Bourrée for String Ensemble in baroque style
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Christmas 2016
Bourrée for String Ensemble
in baroque style
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Christmas 2015
Chorus "O, Kerstnacht schooner dan de dagen"
or, "The Massacre of the Innocents"

id. for church organ

id. for flute & double reeds

id. with Tenor Sax

id. for choir (SATB)

id. for string ensemble

id. for tutti

all in one stream, complete with the poem on YouTube

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The chorus at the end of the 3rd act of Vondel's theater play "Gysbrecht van Aemstel" (1638)

Rightly included in the Church Song Book (Liedboek voor de Kerken) ... until 1973, when it was replaced. The lyrics were saved, tho.
Why? Some self-opinioned church musician found the second interval (an octave) in the melody "improper" (sic!).
Or, a story how a beautiful melody, by a famous composer, from before 1637 can disappear ...
Christmas 2014 (Kommet Ihr Hirten!)
voor orgel
for piccolo, flute & alto flute

idem for String Ensemble
idem for low brass (French horn, trombone, tuba)

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Christmas 2012 for 3 women's voices





Christmas 2011 for Flute & Piano






Christmas 2010 for Glockenspiel, Choir & Organ

















Christmas 2009, for Voice, Flute and Strings

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"[...]inderdaad een schitterend stuk muziek!" Paul de Nooijer






The "Celebration of Light" because of the winter solstice only holds for the Northern hemisphere. After the discovery and capturing of the Southern hemisphere by the North, things turned upside down and for entire peoples the environment became absurdistic. Indeed, in the late Middle Ages, later called the Renaissance, new ideas emerged, especially in art. Like with Botticelli who, in his famous painting Primavera, let a branch grow from the mouth of a virgin.

"Tenderness is the opposite of passion;
it grows from the awareness of the own vulnerability
and helps the other, to whom it is reaching out,
to bear his own vulnerable existence."
Ton Lemaire - De tederheid (1968 Uitgeverij Ambo n.v.)

In Christian tradition Christmas is the feast and celebration of the birth of a Child. At Christmas Jan Pietersz. Sweelinck (1562 - 1621) used to play the organ in the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam - according to liturgian prescriptions with a repertoire of Christmas Carols. It was called "het Kindeke wiegen" (rocking the Child) - not sure whether this was already in use in Roman Catholic or only in Protestant tradition, just like the typical Dutch polemics whether Sweelinck belonged to the Catholic or the Protestant Church.

When the tilting of the earth reaches the point where the sun is directly overhead at the
Tropic of Capricorn, the sun's returning from its journey to the South.
When the birth of Christ was assessed onto the calendar (4th century) they chose 25th of December - about the day of the Return of the Light, until then, with the Romans, the heathen feast-day of the unconquerable Indo-Persian sun-god Mitra, possibly thanks to
the first Christian Emperor Constantine the Great.

The song is in Christian tradition - glockenspiel, trumpet, choir and organ.

The organ takes the lead, but Lord Jesus grabs his bells & rattle, that he just got from
an unknown generous angel, and plays after what he just heard (he's a quick learner!)
and even dares to give a solo performance on his glockenspiel!
Then, Maria & Joseph, the herds and the angels are delighted and couldn't wait singing
and playing a cheerful song, celebrating both the Feast of the Light and the Birth of a King,
while Lord Jesus is just listening by now, because it's in his honour.

(One and another after my own apocryphical notes).

Here's a Merry Christmas song. It stands midway a pastorale and a lullaby, but you could put it this way also:
It starts with the story of the herds (St Luke?) - a Pastorale. The repeat might be sung by a little girl (Shirley Temple's "lollipop" sound). Then there's a strange noise in the air and Heaven opens, and the "Fear not!" resounds. Then the herds make themselves up for a cheerful trip to Bethlehem, and the song turns into a song of praise, sung by the angels and the herds, while St.Joseph gets carried away playing his ivory flute. And Lord Jesus wakes up but doesn't cry.
Advent 2014
for choir, flute & organ
  mp3 At the first Sunday of the Advent, I'd like to share a song on an old famous poem by Wilhelm Osterwald (1820 - 1887), "O Du mein Trost und Süsses Hoffen", probably the most sung lyrics at Advent.
This music is a compilation of one of my airs preceded by a prelude.
Pastorale & Chorale for 5 voices for Mixed Choir & Flute (5th voice) and Organ
"Sans le Seigneur qui s'est levé pour nous"
Fugue on Genevan Psalter #124
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string ensemble
"Loué soit Dieu qui m'a sauvé"
Fugue on Genevan Psalter #30
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church organ
"Rendez gloire au seul Seigneur"
Fugue on Genevan Psalter #29

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"Mon Dieu, mon roc, ma citadelle"
Fugue on Genevan Psalter #28
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"Je chanterai car Dieu est ma lumière"
Fugue (fugato) on Genevan Psalter #27
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string ensemble
"Seigneur, viens me juger"
Fugue/Passacaglia on Genevan Psalter #26

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"Que Dieu répondre à la prière"
Fugue on Genevan Psalter #20
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"Le ciel étincelant"
Fugue on Genevan Psalter #19
mp3 brass quintet
"J'aime mon Dieu, il est mon assurance"
Fugue on Genevan Psalter #18
mp3 string ensemble
"Sois, ô mon Dieu, ma garde et mon appui"
Intonation & Fugue on Genevan Psalter #16
mp3 organ - flutes only
"Qui logera chez toi, Seigneur?"
Intonation & Fugue on Genevan Psalter #15
mp3 church organ
"Dans leur folie, ils disent:"Point de Dieu!"
Intonation & Fugue on Genevan Psalter #14
mp3 organ - flutes only
My Pastorale in a setting for piccolo, flute and alto flute was mentioned amongst the 10 second-best pieces in "The Flute View" Composition Contest 2015 (San Francisco, USofA) - to me an 'honorable mention'
Please, read more ...
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"Jusqu'où, Seigneur, m'oublieras-tu?"
Fugue on Genevan Psalter #13

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"Viens au secours du peuple des fidèles"
Fugue on Genevan Psalter #12
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"Je fais appel auprès de toi"
Intonation & Fugue on Genevan Psalter #17




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organ, flutes gedeckt

"You are a master contrapuntalist! These pieces are wonderful. I'm sure they would be played in churches everywhere if there were a way we could purchase or download copies of the scores, and I would be the first to sign up. Have you looked into online publishing?"
Keith Kirchartz, Director of Music, Pittsburg PA, USA
"Le roi, ton fils, se réjouit"
Fugue on Genevan Psalter #21
also for church organ
id for brass choir & organ
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"Mon Dieu, mon Dieu, pourquoi m'abandonner?"
Fugue for organ on Genevan Psalter #22
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organ - flutes only
string ensemble
brass quartet
"A toi, mon Dieu, mon cœur monte"
Fugue for organ on Genevan Psalter #25
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organ - flutes only
string ensemble
"Réjouissons-nous au Seigneur"
Intonation & Fugue for organ on Genevan Psalter #95
(or 24, 62, 111)
idem flutes only

Also for double reeds (fugue only)
and for strings
and for string quartet
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oboe, English, horn, bassoons
Rhapsodie 'A Piccolo's Delight'
- Bolero
- Tempo di Samba
- Slow Waltz
- Tarantella
for piccolo, accordeon, tuba & bongo/tambourin

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Cuban moods, sweet NewYork ballroom and Sicilian breeze
It's said that the tarantella - a Sicilian dance - is curing the deadly bite
of the tarantula.
Another reading is that the bite causes a state of madness that leads to moving
the body to exhaustion

dedicated to (and accepted by) Nicola Mazzanti, master piccoloist
La Côte Flute Festival 2014
Élégie
in concert, live performance & recording by Carole Reuge
and again in Richland, WA (USofA)
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Carole Reuge, flautist, performed my Élégie in her recital at 15th December 2013 in
Genolier (Sw)
Beautiful interpretation!
New-Edge Building, Richland, WA (USofA) 8th January, 2014

Beautifully repeated at the "La Côte Flute Festival 2014"
La Côte Flute Festival 2014
Sonata pour Flûte, Alto Flûte et Orgue (sampling)
-Caprice - Agitato
-Pastorale - Andante e dolce
-Fugue - Vivace
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As performed dans Le Temple de Bursins (CH) at the La Côte Flûte Festival
- Carole Reuge, flute
- Florence Ursenbacher, alto flute
- Denis Fedorov, organ

"Concerts ranged from solo performers to full orchestra,
and included an extremely enjoyable performance of
music for two flutes and organ, featuring Carole Reuge."
Carla Rees, in PAN - December 2014, The Journal of the Britsh Flute Society
Élégie
for flute, violin, viola & cello
  mp3 Originally made for flute solo (2009) and dedicated to Marijke, my wife.
Recently set for flute quartet.
"Heureux celui dont la faute est remise"
Fugue for organ on Genevan Psalter #32
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organ - flutes only
organ - prestants
string ensemble
4 composities in concert Koorkerk Middelburg 31 juli 2014
- Seigneur que d'ennemis (ps. 3) - fuga
- Heureux celui dont la faute est remise (ps. 33) - fuga
- Pastorale - Andante e dolce
- Vous, tous les peuples de la terre (ps. 66) - koraalfuga
 
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door Rinus Goedhart, alt-saxofoon en Adri Karman, orgel
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in een uitvoering voor alt-saxofoon & orgel
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"Daar kwam een boer van Zwitserland"   mp3 string ensemble
"Réjouis-toi, peuple fidèle!"
Fugue for organ on Genevan Psalter #33 (or 67)
id for String Ensemble
id for Brass Choir

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string ensemble
brass choir
Cantate Concertante (redesign 2013)
Seven movements:
- Overture
- Duet Air, for Soprano & Bassoon
- Air for Choir a cappella
- Pastorale, for Flute,English horn & Bassoon
- Air for Choir & Strings
- Grand Fugue, for Organ + Brass Sextet
- Choral, Intermezzo, Choral, for Choir, Brass Sextet,
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Cantate for Good Shepherd Sunday (4e Sunday from Easter).

"A very enjoyable and rewarding concert piece!" Jeff Cattie, composer & publisher
Élégie (live performance)   YouTube Cèlia Gonzàlez, flautist from Barcelona performed my Élégie and put the recording on YouTube
Magnificat (± 7 min.)   mp3 Compilation of Grand Fugue & Chorale on Genevan Psalter 23
for organ & choir
Fugue: 4 voices; Choral: 5 voices (1 upper voice for organ)

The lyrics of The Song of Praise of Maria appeared to fit
exactly in this melody. So, I decided to be it a Magnificat
Harmonization Exercises as given by Vidas Pinkevicius
from his Organ Mass for the 30th Sunday

Introitus
Graduale
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Graduale (starting with ascending alto & bass)
also with slight differences at the end of measure 6 in b and c (timemark 0:43 ff)
 


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Great fun doing Vidas' harmonization exercises!
Ballade voor picclo & harp
"Daer zat een sneeuwwit vogelkijn"
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Die winter is vergangen
5 variations on an old Dutch tune
recently set for oboe & bassoon
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Fugue on Genevan Psalter #118 (or 66 or 98)
set for Strings, Organ and Bass Trombone
mp3 "The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone"
A cheerful happening up there in the temple ...
Three cadenzas to Mozart's Flute Concerto Nr. 2
actually his Oboe Concerto KV 314,
on request of Carole Reuge, concert flautist
(fragments ± 30secs prior to the cadenzas)
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Dimanche 5 mai 2013
Temple de Nyon (Suisse), 18:00 heures
Ensemble Contrepoint

Claude Gruffel, direction
Carole Reuge, flûte
Thomas Winteler, clarinette

Mozart, Concerto en Ré majeur pour flûte
Cadences: Jan Karman (compositeur - Pays-Bas)


Weber, Concerto pour clarinette no.1

"The cadenzas of [...] are dominating everywhere. They seem
pretty traditional and hackneyed and therefore seem to be slightly worn-out.
Here is your strength, Jan. Your sequences are fresh and unknown. I like
particularly the one in the third movement. It is really fresh and the tones
are mobile, a feature that in my world characterizes a good cadenza. Going
towards the ending you use a the passage going down (right after the shout
of a kid) and right after that another downward passage making good
introduction to the tutti."
Christoffer Kofler, Copenhagen

"The flute concerto cadenzas are brilliant! [...]
Even the smaller, community type orchestras are wonderful to hear live performances.
Elaine Lundin, Detroit USA
Fugue on an old Flemish tune
"Komt vrienden in het ronden"
for Strings, Trombone & Organ
  mp3 "ronden" = rounding, a craft in wood processing, with only one skill: spinning the grindstone by moving the knee.
Aeolian Poem
for Oboe, Flute, English Horn & Strings

id voor HABOG-project (Borsele)
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dedicated to Marijke Gussenhoven


voor project William Verstraeten
Intro & Fugue (for Architecture without building)
pour Cordes et Orgue

Première as "Music without playing": October 27th 2012 in De Vleeshal Middelburg (Neth) - 19:00 thru 22:00h

See it also on YouTube
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dédiée à Jean-Baptiste Decavèle

"Your "Introduction & Fugue" is wonderful - very inspiring and effective musical interpretation of the artistic work! Lovely poem to go with as well!
I did not initially notice the comment that the work was intended as a 'fugue' of rings. But, my brain instantly recognized some type of order / logic / math of sound waves in the work of art - how fascinating to further learn that the artist did intend an organized musical structure to be visually represented.
I find it so intriguing when artists challenge the norms of what art "should" look like - that it is not always in a frame / box - I can appreciate a work like this for it's originality and creative execution."
Elaine Lundin, Detroit USA
Pour Chasser le Diable, Drame Réligieux
for Flute, Trombone, Choir, Strings & Organ

id for String Ensemble, Flute & Bassoon
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La Mélancolie - Fugue - Adagio
La Nosophobie - Air (Ricercare) - Andante
L'Exorcisation - Caprice - Agitato
L'Euphorie - Chorale - Moderato
Op een gedicht van Gust Gils
- verheugde uitroep (canon for 3 woman's voices)
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ik ben een unicum
ik ben een hybride
ik ga anoniem door de bomen
met een oor in mijn ontbloeide linkerhand

voor Marijke Gussenhoven
Suite Caprice for Clarinet Solo (2010)
- Presto
- Capriccio
- Dolce
- Allegretto
- Presto

 

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Little present for a graduate (Master of Philosofy)
Grand Fugue #1 for Organ on a theme of Loys Bourgeois





Grand Fugue #2 for Organ id.

Grand Fugue #3 for Organ

Fugue #4 for Organ
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on Genevan Psalter 23
"I have just been listening to your Grand Fugue Nr. 1 on YouTube.
It sent shivers down my spine and raised goose-bumps on my arms!
Thank you!" Ray Cannon
"Majestic!" Vidas Penkevicius, organist

on Genevan Psalter 3 - Loys Bourgeois
Both scores in Eastman College Sibley Music Library (University of Rochester -USA)
on Genevan Psalter 9

on Genevan Psalter 66 (or 98, 118)
Wistfulness & Desire
- Pastorale for Flute, English horn and Bassoon
- Pastorale for Organ
- Pastorale for The Dryden Ensemble
- Genevan Psalter nr. 6 for Mixed Choir

- Élégie for Flute Solo

  - idem for Cello Solo
  - idem for Violin
  - idem for Viola Solo
  - idem for Oboe Solo
  - idem for Clarinet Solo
  - idem for Trombone Solo
  - idem for Cornet Solo
  - idem for Flute + Strings
  - idem for String Ensemble
  - idem for Piano

- De Profundis

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"Jan, this is fantastic! Are you kidding?! That's beautiful writing. From that very first ascending line up to the octave I was just drawn in. And later when you go to the upper register is just beautiful. This is going on my play list." Steve Sachse, guitarist/composer
"Lovely piece Jan!" Mike Milillo, composer
"Beautiful piece Jan." Great use of the different ranges of flute. Liked the (implied) harmonies and slithering melodic line -- esp. the 16-th triplets. Dan Carr, composer.

Live première on Sunday November 14, 2010 at Sint Anna ter Muyden (see above):
a breath-taking performance by Karla Lieve Savat, flautist.




Transcription from Genevan Psalter #4
Scherzo for Bassoon Solo   mp3
Genevan Psalter in Fugues (default Organ)
    0 Nucleus
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  10 Intonation & Fugue ..............................................

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       id. voor gemengd koor - Fuga & Koraal
       dedicated to GrootOmroepkoor



  23 Pastorale
       Fuga ..........................................................................
       Chorale .....................................................................




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  33 (or 67) .......................................................................
  66 (or 98, 118) ..............................................................



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150 exercises in counterpoint (work in steady progress)



Grand Fugue
Brass Quintet (early version)
Brass Section + Organ (early version)
 
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Windwood Quartet
 
GPO Volles Hauptwerk

GPO, Volles Hauptwerk
"It will be my absolute pleasure to work on such a magnificent piece!"
R. Leonardo Helton, cellist, composer

"Een schitterend stuk, maar het had voor mij veel langer mogen duren - ik bedoel dit uiteraard als een compliment - het zou zo maar een vertrekpunt voor een groots symfonisch/vocaal drama kunnen zijn. Maar balsem voor de ziel in deze barbaarse tijden!" Maarten Brandt, redacteur Opus Klassiek
"Very, very interesting!" Andrea Cogliati, composer

Flute, Oboe, Bassoon


Mixed Choir
Brass Section + Organ


Intonation & Fugue






dedicated to Pieter & Jannie Karman
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Magnificat - the two joined together in one piece
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Organ + Brass
"Great job!! Do you think you'll write other longer fugues? Would this really be a grand fugue then? I think the answer would undoubtedly be 'yes', both times. I like how clearly the voices all come out in this - the texture is a rock... not as changing and dynamic as Bach maybe, but if you scroll to any part of this piece and click play, you'll know it's a fugue."
Jeff Cattie, composer & music publisher

"When the pedals came in really deep, I shuddered. Love it! "
Devin Chaloux, composer, graduate student UofCT

"... laat, mijns inzien, een heel goed componist horen, vakwerk zeg maar...doorwerking etc is indrukwekkend, klinkt wat respectloos maar het is "een dijk" van een compositie."
Liesbeth Martens, COORDINADOR DEL DEPARTAMENTO DE MUSICA/PLASTICA at ESCUNI

The lyrics of "The Song of Praise of Maria" did fit amazingly well in the melody of the theme (Genevan Psalter #23) - so, I compiled it to a "Magnificat"
Columbus Mvt I
idem with picture (needs WMP)
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Cantate The Lord's my Shepherd
voor sopraan, cello, koor en orgel
- Openingskoor voor allen
- Duet Aria voor sopraan & cello
- Aria voor koor a cappella I
- Pastorale voor orgel of klein ensemble
- Aria voor koor a cappella II
- Fuga voor orgel
- Slotkoor voor allen




Pastorale & Air voor orgel & koor
 

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Sucessful première on October 10, 2010 in the Church of St Anna ter Muyden, a mediaeval town, an important harbour in The Golden Age, connecting the North Sea with Brugge. And now a lovely small town where artists meet each other and the audience.
Solists: Thea Landman: soprano, Carine De Keyzer: cello, Jan Karman: organ, with the Brugs Vocaal Ensemble, the whole under direction of Tony Venneman.
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Met ontroering heb ik de muziek beluisterd. Na één keer luisteren mijn reactie: het is prachtig. Je hebt voor mij de sfeer van de psalm weten te treffen. Het majestueuze, verwachtingsvolle en feestelijk openingskoor, het serene, gelijkwaardige samenspel tussen cello en sopraan in de duet-aria, de koor aria die rustig vertrouwen ademt, de paradijselijke pastorale.
Toen ik bij de pastorale gekomen was, vroeg ik me af hoe je dit op een goede manier zou kunnen afsluiten. Er zijn zoveel verwachtigen gewekt. Maar ook de afronding is wonderwel gelukt: het vol vertrouwen bemoedigd en getroost op weg gaan dat ik hoorde in koor-aria II en het opnieuw majestueuze, voorname slotkoor. Werkelijk een 'grande finale'! Je hebt me met deze muziek een groot plezier gedaan en ik hoop dat het lukt om de cantate uit te voeren, zodat ook anderen ervan kunnen genieten.
Ds Marjo Wisse, 's Heer-Arendskerke

J.S. Bach BWV622 - O Mensch, bewein dein' Sünde groß
Henry and/or Daniel? Purcell
 
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Arrangement for String Quartet
Arrangement for Harpsichord, Oboe & Bassoon
Was Gott tut daß ist wohl getan mp3 Chorale with introducing new melody as a prelude
In Memoriam Leendert   mp3 Muziek bij de uitvaart van Leendert Kloote
In Memoriam Maria Josepha
- Kyrie
- Requiescat in Pace
- In Paradisum
 
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Muziek bij de uitvaart van Maria Josepha Röder-de Haan
Kleine Mis voor Orgel (Kyrie + Gloria)
- Kyrie (7 antifonen)
 
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Misty - Inventio's on a Theme by Errol Garner
- Theme
- Inventio #1
 
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Luctor et Emergo (Op. 1)
- Pastorale
- Passacaglia
- Fugue
- Choral
 
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"I think this is very good writing, based upon one listen. I think that all of the musical languages you employed were well articulated. The 'blues' section caught me off guard, I didn't expect you to go there, but I really liked that section, and the one following was very well constructed in terms of melody and movement. Good pacing, you kept my interest throughout. This has the mark of an experienced composer. Congrats!".
Steve Sachse, guitarist/composer
"Your Suite on your Provincial Anthem is beautiful - excellent harmonies in the variations and a very skillfully made fugue."
Vidas Pinkevicius, President at National Association of Organists in Lithuania
Luctor et Emergo (Op. 1)
- Pastorale
- Passacaglia
- Fugue
- Choral

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Setting for Clarinet Quintet
Luctor et Emergo (Op. 1)
- Pastorale
- Passacaglia
- Fugue
- Choral

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Setting for harpsichord, for which it was written in the first place
Luctor et Emergo (Op. 1)   mp3 Setting for String Ensemble
Luctor et Emergo (Op. 1)   mp3 Pastorale - Setting for Flute Quartet
work in progress
Older works
From the series "Nostalgia"
Cuban Bolero - the song of wistfulness & desire




Some arrangements of old Cuban boleros

Dos Cruces - Carmelo Larrea

Forgot title & composer

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Manha de Carnaval - Luiz Bonfa

Besame Mucho - Consuelo Velasquez
 







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hundreds of Latin-American songs are based on this dance,
that first emerged in Santiago de Cuba, late 19th c.



another one of my favorites

and one more

from the movie Orfeu Negro (actually a Slow Bossa Nova)

the classic one from Consuelo Velasquez
Blue Monday (± 1965)
also for brass
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once heard on the radio, later set for piano, and recently set for harmoy orchestra
never knew were it came from - now baptized "Blue Monday"
Berceuse (± 1962)
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piano
guitar-trio
harp
flute & piano (Christmas 2011)
Die winter is vergangen (1962)
- Variatie I
- Variatie II
- Variatie III
- Variatie IV
- Variatie V

idem stream on Steinway
 

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Bourrée for Bassoon Trio
in baroque style
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Bourrée (± 1952?)   mp3   stems from a time I was busy with Haendel at the harmonium (1952?)
Lied ohne Worte (± 1950?)   mp3
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organ
id voor Harmonie Orkest
or Full Concert Band