Willem Wander van Nieuwkerk componist

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Laatste update: 09-10-2017

Blake Settings now also SATB

Female choir ‘Orpheus’ recently recorded my diptych The Lamb & The Tyger. Hearing it after such a long time (it was composed in 1998) I was struck by the beauty and simplicity of the music and decided to make a version for mixed choir.

For some time now, I myself sing in a small group of dedicated choristers, Coorenwijn, so the obvious thing was to try out the new setting with them. And so we did in a programme dedicated to Dutch vocal music (you may want to read the [ entire programme as a PDF](/files/docs/Flyer Coorenwijn - de Nederlanden-1.pdf)) that we performed in our hometowns Driebergen and Zeist.

The Lamb & The Tyger were, it seems, very much appreciated by my fellow singers and the audience. In the Tyger, rhythmic problems abound, but I was relieved to experience that the logic of the music, with enough practice, easily guides the ears of performers and audiences alike.

flyer _Coorenwijn

If you are interested in singing this music, please contact me.

This is Coorenwijn, with extra forces, singing Hendrik Andriessen’s beautiful Missa Diatonica.


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