75 Jaor Vreej

75 Jaor Vreej

InstrumentationWindband & Choir
Fanfare Band & Choir
Brass Band & Choir
Orchestra & Choir
Piano & Choir
Grade3
Duration11 minutes
PublisherJanssen Music
Demo Score→ Download

75 Years of Liberation.

Based on the beautiful text (in Limburgian language) by lyricist Frans Pollux “75 Jaor Vreej”, I wrote a composition with the same title (of approx. 11 minutes) in several versions and combinations and perfomable in all possible local dialects of Limburg.

This wonderful assignment was given to me by a joint initiative of Limburgse Bond Van Muziekgezelschappen, VNK Limburg, Limburgse Bond van Tamboerkorpsen i.s.m. House for the Arts Limburg.

A very great way to contribute to the Limburg language and musical culture.



“75 Jaor Vreej” – Windband version (Full Midi Demo)


Quadriptych

Quadriptych


Quadriptych is as the title suggests a four-part piece and freely inspired by painting-art in common. Quadriptych are paintings with four different elements, atmosphere, color and emotion, but together they tell us just one story or theme.

In Quadriptych I tried to shape four different points of view, with just one single leitmotif (freely inspired by Johann Sebastian Bach). The motif doesn’t change (at least not very much) but the whole atmosphere, color, emotion and (musical) lines do. Just like the familiar painting art.

  1. Prelude – hectic and emotional
  2. Menuet – frivolous
  3. Fugue – fugitive
  4. Final – nostalgic

Quadriptych is commissioned by “Stichting Orgelkring Franciscus Huis Weert (NL)” and is composed for windensemble and organ.

Demo score: → Quadriptych

Publisher: Janssen Music