Present, past, future... In his Requiem, Olivier Greif superimposes different period of times in two main ways. Even though his writing is decisively contemporary, he is not afraid to evoke tradition. Indeed, the work begins with a slow psalmody with Gregorian motifs and develops by superposition and complexification, as if to signify that it exceeds time and that it dreams of universality. Throughout the work, traditional motifs and modern techniques of writing come together and enrich each other. On the other hand, in a work that evokes the "rest of death", (to use the etymological meaning of the word "requiem"), childhood soon makes an appearance in the form of nursery rhymes that are superimposed on the initial psalmody. The different periods of life jostle each other throughout the development of the entire work: apart from nursery rhymes and laments, there are even "eruption" of songs by sailors or soldiers, at the time of the traditional evocation of the last judgment, as if all of life was to be present simultaneously.

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  1. Three Letters : for clarinet in B flat, violin, violoncello and piano / Kate Moore
  2. Debris and Alchemy : for ensemble / Kate Moore
  3. Velvet : for violoncello and piano / Kate Moore
  4. Foley Song (Emily Dickinson: Dissident) : for mezzo-soprano and piano / Rieteke Hölscher; text: Kate Foley
  5. Tre movimenti a uno : for organ / Frans Mulder
  6. Sonatine : for flute quartet / Frans Mulder
  7. L'etoile de mer : for soprano, accordion, marimba and bass clarinet / Frans Mulder
  8. Eikon : for organ, violin and violoncello / Frans Mulder
  9. De wereld een dansfeest (The World a Dancing-Festival) : for violin and marimba / Frans Mulder
  10. Amant Silentium Musae : voor bariton en ensemble / Frans Mulder; gedichten van Hans van de Waarsenburg

Popular works

  1. Canto Ostinato : voor toetsinstrumenten, 1976-79 / Simeon ten Holt
  2. Symphony Nº 10 (Unfinished) : Chronological Transcriptions of the Sketches, Short Scores and Orchestral Drafts / Gustav Mahler; Frans Bouwman, editor
  3. 24 capriccio's voor viool solo
  4. Zonder streepjes : voor akkordeon, 1989 / Chiel Meijering
  5. One/Life : for piano quintet / Vanessa Lann
  6. Sonate opus 1 : for orchestra, 1907-1908 instrumentation 1984 / Theo Verbey, Alban Berg
  7. Du bist älter, du bist neuer : for orchestra and mixed choir / Willem Jeths; on poems by Johann Wolfgang Goethe
  8. Pour le tombeau d'Orphée : danse élégiaque pour harpe seule / Marius Flothuis
  9. L' indifférent : pour quatuor à cordes, 1969, gereconstrueerde versie (2002) / Hendrik Andriessen
  10. Nucleus : for saxophone quartet / David Mastikosa