all works


2019

Seven Divine Meditations

Choir SATB

Duration: 20' ca

Text: John Donne
1. Thou hast made me (after Psalm 6)
2. I am a little world made cunningly (after Psalm 143)
3. Oh, to vex me (after Psalm 32)
4. Since she whom I loved (after Psalm 38)
5. As due by many titles I resign myself to thee (after Psalm 130)
6. Batter my heart (after Psalm 102)
7. Death, be not proud (after Psalm 150)


The composition of Seven Divine Meditations was made financially possible through the generosity one of the choristers of the amateur choir TIEN, conducted by Christian Winter. This ensemble gave the first performance in March 2019 in the choral concert series Couleur Vocale in the Walonian Church in Amsterdam. 


2018

Utrechts Requiem: In Paradisum (Chamber version)

4 solo voices, clarinet, violoncello and harp

Duration: 6' ca

Kamermuziekversie van deel VIII: In Paradisum van het Utrechts Requiem 2018
Tekst: Herman van Tongerloo


2018

Utrechts Requiem: In Paradisum

Choir SATB, clarinet, bassoon, horn, string quintet, harp, timpani

Duration: 6' ca

Part VIII of the 'Utrechts Requiem 2018' for the NEON Choir & Ensemble Insomnio
Text: Herman van Tongerloo


2018a

Christmas Quartet

String quartet

Duration: Duration: 12'

For Miranda Rademakers and her Foundation Muziek op Zuid, Rotterdam


2017d

Utrechts Requiem: Sanctus (chamber version)

4 solo voices, clarinet, violoncello and harp

Duration: 6'30

Chamber version of Part IV of the 'Utrecht Requiem 2017', for the soloists from Dutch Chamber Choir and Ensemble Insomnio
Text: Herman van Tongerloo / trad. Gregorian


2017c

Utrechts Requiem: Introïtus (chamber version)

4 solo voices (with optional percussion), clarinet, violoncello and harp

Duration: 6'30

Chamber version of Part I of the 'Utrecht Requiem 2017', for the soloists from Dutch Chamber Choir and Ensemble Insomnio
Text: Herman van Tongerloo / trad. Gregorian


2017b

Utrechts Requiem: Sanctus

Choir SATB, clarinet, bassoon, horn, string quintet, harp, timpani (and optional children's voices in soprano range)

Duration: 5'35

Part I of the 'Utrecht Requiem 2017', for the Dutch Chamber Choir and Ensemble Insomnio
Text: Herman van Tongerloo / trad. Gregorian


2017a

Utrecht Requiem: Introïtus

Choir SATB, clarinet, bassoon, horn, string quintet, harp, timpani (and optional children's voices in soprano range)

Duration: 6'30

Part I of the 'Utrecht Requiem 2017', for the Dutch Chamber Choir and Ensemble Insomnio
Text: Herman van Tongerloo / trad.


2016f

Super 'Pange, lingua'

Clarinet and string quartet

Duration: 5'20

For the Bennewitz Quartet and Harry-Imre Dijkstra


2016h

Aan de Bruid [To the Bride]

Five Ingmar Heytze poems for mezzo-soprano, violin, clarinet, viola and cello

Duration: ca. 13'

Written for the Arto Ensemble: Rosina Fabius (mezzo-soprano), Nancy Braithwaite (clarinet), Amarins Wierdsma (violin), Prunella Pacey (viola), Guus Fabius (cello)to celebrate 20 years of Kromme Rijn Concerten. The composer and the Arto Ensemble gratefull acknowledge the financial support of the Elise Mathilde Fonds, the KF Hein Fonds and the Provinciaal Utrechts Genootschap voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen (PUG). Listen?


2016g

Super Suite

Suite in seven parts for clarinet and string quartet

Duration: 35'

For the Bennewitz Quartet and Harry-Imre Dijkstra


2016e

Super 'Dies'

Clarinet and string quartet

Duration: 5'

For the Bennewitz Quartet and Harry-Imre Dijkstra


2016d

Super 'Victimae'

Clarinet and string quartet

Duration: 6'30

For the Bennewitz Quartet and Harry-Imre Dijkstra


2016c

I look o'er Yander

two recorder quintets (SATTB - ATTB,GB) and optional alto recorder soloist

Duration: 9'

Written for the Lyme Regis Recorder Courses 2016


2016b

He is not here

Piano solo

Duration: 4'25

For Marcel Worms


2016a

Super 'Spiritus'

Clarinet and string quartet

Duration: 1'40

For the Bennewitz Quartet and Harry-Imre Dijkstra.


2015d

Planctus super 'Jusques à quand' (Ps. 13)

Clarinet and string quartet

Duration: 5'19

For the Bennewitz Quartet and Harry-Imre Dijkstra. Part of a projected Super Suite (working title), seven dance pieces over liturgical hymns.


2015c

Super 'Mitten wir im Leben sind'

clarinet and string quartet

Duration: 4'20

For the Bennewitz Quartet and Harry-Imre Dijkstra. Part of the projected Super Suite (working title), seven pieces based on hymns.


2015b

Super 'Stella'

Clarinet, two violins, viola and cello

Duration: 3'52

For the Bennevitz Quartet and Harry-Imre Dijkstra


2015a

String Quartet 'Moravian Souls'

Two violins, viola, cello

Duration: ca. 21'

Written for the Škampa Quartet


2014c

Deep River - funk version

low mezzo-soprano or alto, two violins, viola, cello, double bass and percussion

Duration: 4'

Written for singer Nora Fisher and Fuse, première Concertgebouw, Tracks Thankgiving concerts November 26 & 27 2014


2014b

Zarabanda

Violin solo

Duration: 5'30

Written for Rosanne Philippens. She played the first performance on September 8, 2014 in the Kammermusiksaal of the Hochschule für Musik, Freiburg.


2014a

Two Lyrical Dances

for cello and piano

Duration: 10'30

For Mascha van Nieuwkerk


2013b

Danse Macabre

Mezzo-soprano, tenor saxophone and marimba

Duration: 8'

Written for Karin Strobos (mezzo-soprano) and the Duo Sax & Stix (Eva van Grinsven, saxophone and Ramon Lormans, percussion) Premiere: Amsterdam, Grachtenfestival, August 25 2013 in the Compagnietheater.
text: W.H. Auden


2013a

Sonate 'Deep River'

Violin and piano

Duration: ca. 25'

Written for the Duo Philippens & Van Nieuwkerk. Commissioned by the Stichting Slotconcerten Zeist. Financially supported by the Stichting Slotconcerten Zeist, the Municipality Zeist and the Van Veenendaal-Bot Foundation First performance on March 24, 2013 at the Slot Zeist.


2012c

Deep River Dancing

String orchestra, marimba & percussion

Duration: 4'

Based on different versions of Deep River, the well know 'Negro spiritual', written for the Fusion String Ensemble Fuse


2012b

The Bridal Kiss

Recorder quartet T-T-B-GB

Duration: 4'

Scenes from a Jewish wedding ritual, with Klezmer influences. Published by Tre Fontane].


2012a

Ludwig was here (wasn't he)...

Alto recorder and piano

Duration: ca. 14'

This is the version for recorder and piano of the 3rd movement of my duo sonata for violin and piano. Published by Edition Tre Fontane. A midi version of the piano (for practising purpose) is available.


2011b

Mein Kind, wir waren Kinder, zwei Kinder klein und froh...

Song for (mezzo)soprano, baritone and piano

Duration: 3'

Two-part version of a one-part original
Text: Heinrich (Harry) Heine


2011a

Stamping Ground (for Angels)

Recorder quartet SATB

Duration: ca. 4'

Based on the estampita Tre Fontane, and dedicated to Edition Tre Fontane, Münster, Germany, in celebration of their 10th anniversary.
A recording by the Flanders Recorder Quartet, together with Catch (an Angel) and fall of 2012.


2010

Bergidylle

soprano, clarinet and piano

Duration: ca. 25'

Narrative song cycle in three movements for soprano, clarinet and piano on three poems ‘Aus der Harzreise’ (1824) by Heinrich Heine Written for the Trio Amare: Sabine Wuethrich, soprano, Céleste Zewald, clarinet, Daniel Kramer, piano. Written with financial support of the trio itself.
Text: Heinrich Heine


2009b

Mein Kind, wir waren Kinder, zwei Kinder klein und froh...

Song for (mezzo)soprano and piano

Duration: 3'

For Mascha, Thierry and the members of Winfried
Text: Heinrich ('Harry') Heine


2009a

Piano trio 'De tout mon coeur'

Trio for piano, violin and cello

Duration: ca. 25'

For the Atlantic Trio (Bas Verheijden, piano, Vegard Nilsen, violin, Ansfried Plat, cello)


2008c

Serenade for little x

Violin, cello, piano

Duration: 1'32

For Giuseppina Carolina Benders (born 29 september 2008)


2008b

Due Scherzi

2 violins, 2 violas, violoncello

Duration: ca. 10'

An arrangement for string quintet of two movements of my guitar quintet Over the Water, for young violin player Lisa Jacobs and her ensemble.


2008a

From near and from afar

Carillon and recorder player at a distance (treble renaissance and alto baroque recorders)

Duration: 12'

Written for Arie Abennes and Saskia Coolen, commissioned and funded by the Utrecht Carillon Society as part of the celebration of their eightieth birthday.


2007c

'Over the Water' for guitar and string quartet

Guitar Quintet / guitar and string quartet: guitar, two violins, viola and cello

Duration: ca. 24'

For Tom Kerstens & the G+ Ensemble, with financial support of the ThuisKopie Fonds


2007b

Recorders Without Borders

Recorders A(A,T) T(T,B)BB ad lib.

Duration: ca. 5'

Four graded pieces for recorder quartet or sextet ad lib.
Published by Edition Tre Fontane, Münster.


2007a2

Over the Water

tenor recorder and piano

Duration: 2'

for Sas and Mas ...who both came from 'over the water'. Published by Tre Fontane


2007a1

Over the Water

cello & piano (or violin, or recorder, and piano)

Duration: ca. 2'

For Saskia & Maarten Coolen


2006d

The Lamb & The Tyger

Chamber choir SATB

Duration: 8'

Arrangement for mixed chamber choir of The Lamb & The Tyger for female choir (1999b), originally written for 'Klein Vrouwenkoor Orpheus', cond. Albert Wissink.
tekst: William Blake


2006c

Catch (an Angel)

Recorders SAAT

Duration: 60 sec.

For Brisk Recorder Quartet at its 20th anniversary. First performance in Paris, September 23 2006, at the Institut Neérlandais.


2006b

The Kiss

string quartet a version for small string ensemble will follow soon

Duration: ca. 3'

For Coosje Wijzenbeek, from Mascha & Willem Wander van Nieuwkerk


2006a

score for 'The Birdwatcher'

Pianoquartet (violin, viola, cello, piano)

Duration: 11'

Music for 'The Birdwatcher', television shortplay directed by Ellen Blom, written by Sanne Vogel & Ellen Blom after an idea of Ellen Blom.


2005

Three Dance Capriccio's

Violin and piano

Duration: 12'

Written for the Duo Philippens - Van Nieuwkerk, commissioned by violin paedagogue Coosje Wijzenbeek with Financial support of the Dutch Performing Arts Fund.


2004c

Trio

violin, clarinet, piano

Duration: 17'

Commissioned by the Bartók Trio (Marta Abraham, Nancy Braithwaite, Bas Verheijden), financially supported by the ThuisKopiefonds. 1st perf. November 2004, Kromme Rijn Concerts, Dutch Reformed Church, Bunnik.


2004b

Sic accensa profatur (Dido’s Complaint)

Song for soprano, accompanied by violin and piano

Duration: 7'

For prof. dr. Daan den Hengst, commissioned by the University of Amsterdam's Dept. of Classical Studies.
Tekst: Vergil, Aenid IV 362 - 392


2004a

Polder Winds Blowing

5 graded pieces for 4 saxophones or mixed winds ad lib.

Duration: 6'

In part arrangements of 'Piano in the Polder', 2002


2003b

Simple Suite

string ensemble: violins 1 &2, viola, cellos 1 & 2

Duration: 6'

Four graded pieces. Also in a version for violins 1,2, & 3 with cello (or double bass)


2003a

Kalenda Maya

String Quartet

Duration: 10'

For the young Giocondo Kwartet, commissioned by Coosje Wijzenbeek, 1st perf. Copenhagen 2003, Dutch Ambassy
(The audio clip features the first half of the first movement.)


2002c

Piano in the Polder

8 graded pieces (elementary to intermediate) for piano two and four hands

Duration: 5’30”

Commissioned by BuZZing (a Piano Teacher's Foundation), in a single edition with four pieces by Nathalie Boogers


2002b

Piano Quintet

2 violins, viola, cello and piano

Duration: 17'

1st perf. Zuoz, Switserland, August 2002 Commissioned by mrs. Nancy Chumanchenco, director of Margess International of Switzerland


2002a

Concerto Grosso

small string orchestra

Duration: 15'

Commissioned by the Constantijn Youth String Orchestra, cond. Roeland Robert.


2001

Little Swiss Fantasy

Four violins

Duration: 2’42”

1st perf. Tarasp (Swiss, Unter-Engadin), November 1, 2001 Commissioned by Margess International International of Switzerland for RadioDiffusion Suisse


2000

Fantasque

piano

Duration: 3'15

For Yuri van Nieuwkerk


1999d

Tiny Web

Canon for 4 voices

Duration: ad lib.

text: W.W. van Nieuwkerk


1999c

Utrecht Mirror of Saints / Utrechtse Heiligenspiegel

(double) mixed choir, children's choir and chamber orchestra/ string quartet; parts arranged for carillon, brass quartet and percussion
Movements: see program note

Duration: 60'

For the Monteverdi Chamber Choir, Cathedral Youth Choir, Choir of the Dom Cathedral, commissioned by Cittá della Musica, 1st perf. Utrecht, Jacobi Church
Text: Andries Govaart


1999b

The Lamb & The Tyger

Diptych for female choir/ mixed (youth)choir

Duration: 8'

For 'Klein Vrouwenkoor Orpheus', cond. Albert Wissink
text: William Blake


1999a

The Water-Call

Recorders SSATBB, harp (or 2 guitars)

Duration: 8'

For the Praetorius Ensemble, cond. Norbert Kunst, premiere: Utrecht 1999


1998b

O Nederlanden

solo voices SSATB, recorder (also gamba), cyther (also percussion), percussion (also gamba), 5 winds, (zinc, pommer, cornetto, 2 trombones) Movements: see program note

Duration: 15'

Performed during the national celebration of the Munster Treaty (1648) 1998 in de Ridderzaal in The Hague, by Camerata Trajectina and Ensemble Oltremontano. Commissioned by the Eerste Kamer der Staten-Generaal
tekst: anoniem 17e eeuw


1998a

Trio

Clarinet or viola, cello and piano

Duration: 15'

Commissioned by the Dutch Association for Amateur music


1997

The Vision

Mixed choir and orchestra

Duration: 15'

Voor Toonkunstkoor Utrecht (Utrecht Choral Society), cond. Jos Vermunt, 1st. perf. Muziekcentrum Vredenburg Utrecht
Tekst: William Blake


1996b

Theatre Tango

Recorders ATBB

Duration: 4'

Originally part of incidental music for 'Groeten uit zee' (Greetings from the Sea) 1996a


1996a

Groeten uit zee (een muzikale vertelling) [Greetings from the Sea; a musical narrative]

narrator/singer, 4 recorderplayers with various recorders, harp

Duration: 40'

For Brisk Recorder Kwartet Amsterdam, 1st perf. Haarlem, Concertgebouw Produced by David Prins, voice: Maureen Sariparnussa, commissioned by North-Holland Philharmonic Orchestra's Educational Service and the Provinc Noord- Holland, financially supported by the ThuisKopie Fonds.
Text: Joke van Leeuwen


1995c

Iocundemur socii

Choir SATB

Duration: 4'

For the Dutch International Choral Festival Arnhem 1995
Text: Medieval anon. (Carmina Burana)


1995-96

Rare Haren (Hair Cut Crazy )

short pieces for bassclarinet, violin and piano (not yet published)

Duration: 45'

music for children's dance theater


1995c

Filmscore 'Zoë'

Bigband without percussion, harp

Duration: 45'

TV Shortplay commissioned by KRO/Stimuleringsfonds/Cobofonds, recorded by the Metropole Orkest, cond. Dick Bakker


1995b

The Lamb & The Tyger

Diptych for mezzosoprano and jazz orchestra (to be published)

Duration: 8'

1st perf. VPRO-Radio/IJsbreker, Amsterdam, Big Band of the Hilversum Conservatory, cond. Erik van Lier, zang: Christa Lips
Tekst: William Blake


1995a

Hymnen

choir SATB, clarinet, bassoon, horn, string quintet, harp, timpani (and optional children's voices in soprano range)

Duration: 15'

For the choir of St. Caecilia's Church, Houten, cond. Evert Wachter, commissioned by the Dutch Saint Gregory Foundation
Text: 5 Latin liturgical texts


1994b

Bye Day, Bye Night

children's choir and piano (or small orchestra)

Duration: 15'

For Children's Choir De Kickers, 1st perf. Purmerend, commissioned by the Educational Service of the Province Noord-Holland
Text: Mariëlle van Kilsdonk


1994a

Voci, voci

(tenor)recorder

Duration: 9'

For Peter Holtslag, 1st perf. Amsterdam, IJsbreker


1993-94

The Darling Buds of May

symf. orch. 2222 2as 211 perc, stringorchestra

Duration: 7'

For the Riciotti Ensemble, supported by the Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst


1993

Bye bye, blues (C-U, Jesus)

Renaissance recorders ATB

Duration: 4'

For La Fontegara Amsterdam, with support of the Pro Music Foundation 1st perf. Germany, Münster 1993


1992e

Short story from a no man's land

flute, horn, saxes AAT, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, piano, doublebass

Duration: 12'

For De Volharding (supported by the Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst), 1st perf. Concertgebouw, Amsterdam


1992d

Do not go gentle into that good night

male choir 2-4 voices ad lib

Duration: 4'

For the Canoldir Male Choir, 1st perf. Wales, Presteigne Festival
Text: Dylan Thomas


1992c

Motetus X

male choir

Duration: 9'

Commissioned by SNK/Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst (with ‘Do not go gentle’)
Text: Shakespeare


1992b

Intro

2 recorders

Duration: 3'

Incidental music for the folk play 'Fulco the Minstrel' IJsselstein 1992


1992a

Soundtrack 'Hot Dog Tales'

piano, clarinet, violin

Duration: 10'

'Hotdog Tales', short movie by Nicol van Kilsdonk about the desolate fair at Long Island; PallMall Movie Productions. Music as yet unpublished.


1991d

The Party

Recorders SATB/SATB

Duration: 7'

Commissioned by SONBU (supported by the Fonds voor de Schepppende Toonkunst), 1st perf. Open Dutch Recorder Days 1992, Utrecht


1991c

Romance for horn & piano

horn, piano

Duration: 3'

From the soundtrack to 'Post Reykjavik' by Nicole van Kilsdonk


1991b

Quartet

Renaissance recorders ATBB Movements: I - II (poco largo) - III - IV (coda)

Duration: 17'

For Brisk Recorder Quartet Amsterdam; 1st perf. at the Warwick Festival (UK) 1992


1991a

Soundtrack 'Post Reykjavik'

piano, horn

Duration: 20'

Music for Nicole van Kilsdonks shortplay; parts published as Romance for horn and piano


1991e

Romance for piano

piano

Duration: 1'10"

From the soundtrack to ‘Post Reykjavik’ by Nicole van Kilsdonk


1990b

The Call

organ

Duration: 12'

For Joop van Goozen, 1st perf. Nicolas Church Amsterdam; Commissioned by the Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst


1990

Incidental music for 'Schik met Schrik' (Super Startle)

synthesizer

Duration: 35'

Songs, dances and atmospheric music for children's dance theatre, by Company, for children age 5 - 8; unpublished


1989b

Kadanza

renaissance recorders STB

Duration: 2'30"

1st perf. Münster, Germany, by La Fontegara Amsterdam


1989a

Incidental music for 'Helden' (Heroes)

synthesizer

Duration: 45'

Heroes, children's dance theatre by chorographer Katelijne VanDuffel, produced by Company


1988-89

Blocks / Blokken

Blocks / Blokken

Duration: 60'

mezzosoprano, renaissance recorders (SS, S, A (in G), T, B, Cb, one player) two percussionists, tape
Text: Plath, Auden, Yeats


1988

Incidental music for 'Wout aan de wandel' (Woody's walks)

piano, synthesizer

Duration: 35'

Children's dance theater


1987

Adagio, non adagio

Variable trio: oboe (or violin or altorecorder), horn (or bassoon or cello) and harpsichord (or piano).

Duration: 7'

For Trio La Luna


1986

So Tear

Three renaissance recorders

Duration: 16'

Written for La Fontegara Amsterdam, 1st perf. Venlo, Museum Van Bommel Van Dam


1986

Ombres II: Selon

guitar solo

Duration: 6'

For Tom Kerstens


1985a

First Things First

Dance opera: three dansers, three singers, three electrical guitarists, three percussionists

Duration: 70'

1st perf.: Amsterdam, Shaffy Theater, Company
Choreography: Marjolein van Nieuwkerk
Text by the composer


1985b

Ombres I: Après

Guitar solo

Duration: 4'

For Tom Kerstens


1984b

Very Nicely

Four songs for mezzo-soprano or baritone and piano (also arr. for sopr., fl., guit. / sopr., fl., guit., and harp)

Duration: 7'

Text: e.e. cummings'


1984a

Oh-song

flute, saxes SAT, 2 trumpets, horn, 2 trombones, piano, double bass

Duration: 3'

1st perf. Leiden, 1984 (Orchestra De Onderste Steen)


1980-82

Debris, Soli

5 singers (SAATB), 2 clarinets, trumpet, horn, trombone, 2 electric guitars, bassguitar, 2 percussion

Duration: 60'

Text: Diop, Okigbo, Ginsburg, Plath, Cummings


1978

Autrui

Flute and piano

Duration: 12'

1st perf. Amsterdam, IJsbreker 1982


1977

un-

guitar solo

Duration: 30'

1st perf. Amsterdam, IJsbreker by Tom Kerstens 1982


1976

A Dream of War

Voices and variable ensemble

Duration: 10'

1st perf. University of Utrecht


1975

Book for Two Piano's

2 piano's

Duration: 16'

1st perf. AMsterdam, IJsbreker 1982