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Made in Holland 17 New Dutch Blues : for piano / Elizabeth Gaskill

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Piano
Instruments: pf

Missa Brevis : for mixed choir / Geert Schoonbeek de Vlaming

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Instruments: GK4

1914 – Dulce et Decorum est – 2018 : for tenor and ensemble / Geert Schoonbeek de Vlaming; texts by Guillaume Apollinaire, Evangelist Mark and Käthe Kollwitz

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Voice and large ensemble
Instruments: ten fl cl-b timp 4perc pf str

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Missa Brevis : for mixed choir / Geert Schoonbeek de Vlaming

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Instruments: GK4

 

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Schoonbeek de Vlaming, Geert

Website: Geert Schoonbeek de Vlaming ; Genootschap van Nederlandse Componisten

Education: A self-taught composer Geert Schoonbeek de Vlaming studied music sciences for a short time at Amsterdam University. He was privately tutored in Counterpoint and Harmony.

Employment:
1980 - performing musician
1998 - professional composer

Instrument: Guitar, saxophone and piano

Works: Schoonbeek de Vlaming’s work is in general socially involved and religious in the broadest sense of the word.

1998 – ‘Passion’, based on the words from the crucifixion, for tenor, dance and piano. In cooperation with tenor Arnold Bezuyen.

2001 - ‘Requiem for an evacuated barn’, a tribute to all the victims of the foot and mouth crisis.

From 2004 – various commissioned chamber music works
2007- In honor of the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Afsluitdijk, ‘Lely- Afzien’, a piece with piano for a male voice choir [ lyrics by Hilco Visser]. This piece is dedicated to the many labourers who built the sea wall in the 1930’s.

2008 - World premiere of ‘Luke 23 : 46a’- for piano by Kees Wieringa

2009 - World premiere of ‘Wad in Blaaeuwes’- for piano by Marcel Worms at the ReMusica Festival in Kosovo. Reprises in Tirana – Albania, Khartoum – Sudan and in Utrecht – The Netherlands.
Premiere and reprises of string quartet no . 1 ‘Paradisum.’

2010 – première and reprises of: adaptation of Luke 23:46a for Carillon by Jacques Maassen on the carillon of the Grote Kerk in Breda, 'Haan' version viola & piano, 'Wad in blaaeuwes' for piano and Stringquartet no.1 with moving theatre.

2011 – premières and reprises of: “Haan' version violin & piano, Schokland for marimba, Hymns for brass-septet [and mezzo-soprano], 'La Démarcation for piano left-hand, flute, bass-clarinet, violin,viola and cello, 'Wad in Blaaeuwes' for piano

2012 – premieres of ‘De Rechtvaardigen’ [The Righteous]by Eleonore Pameijer – [bass] flute, Stephan Heber – cello in Amsterdam and The Hague, music for the documentary 'Storms in the new land by Ramon Lormans – marimba shown during the Dutch Film Festival in Utrecht.

2013 – premiere 'De Bazuin [The Trumpet] by Femke IJlstra -soprano saxophone and Eva van Grinsven – baritone saxophone.This piece was especially written for: Femke IJlstra for the collection Vacuum-cleaner-singers together with the poet Tsead Bruinja and the artist Mirka Farabegoli.
Arno Bornkamp playes the baritone saxophone on the recording of the piece.

Currently in development: Schoonbeek is currently working on a number of (chamber) music pieces:
• Mis for mixes choir, première of Kyrie and Gloria December 2013
• 1914 -Dulce et Decorum est – 2018 composition for the tenor Arnold Bezuyen, string orchestra and percussion. Image and word – Bas Geerts

“The importance of the music is not written in the notes”
Gustav Mahler