5 pieces of 4 and more

The collection of pieces presented here is especially aimed at ‘classical’ ensembles looking for music that allows for more flexibility of interpretation, more input from the players, and improvisation with the whole ensemble. In this book you will find 5 pieces for quartet, or rather, 5 pieces for 4 voices, as each voice can be played by multiple instruments. All 5 pieces have sections where the musicians are invited to improvise using a given set of notes and/or rhythms. There are specific tips, tricks and directions for each piece which can be found on the page before a piece starts.

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In this webshop the works from Donemus Publishing are available. Donemus has existed in several forms since 1947 and has published works of over 600 Dutch composers. More information about Donemus and the webshop is available at the Donemus website.

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The webshop of Donemus makes the entire catalogue of over 14.000 works that Donemus manages accessible. Many of these works have already been digitized and can be purchased and downloaded immediately. Please look around in the catalogue and preview some works!

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Latest editions

  1. Blessing : Version for voice and saxophone quartet / Maxim Shalygin, text Isaac Watts
  2. A New Song : for mixed choir or six voices / Lucas Wiegerink; text by Anna Maria Versloot
  3. Clio's Patchwork : Fantasia for marimba / Sipke Hoekstra
  4. Sonata Concertante : for violin and piano / Nimrod Borenstein
  5. City Imprints : for orchestra / Klas Torstensson
  6. Suite : for marimba / Benjamin de Murashkin
  7. Suite Dreams : for two accordions / Benjamin de Murashkin
  8. Sevdah : for bassoon / David Mastikosa
  9. Les secrets de l'air : for soprano saxophone and piano / Celia Swart
  10. Tantum ergo sacramentum : for male choir / Israel Olman

Popular works

  1. Chords Étude : for piano / Nimrod Borenstein
  2. 5 pieces of 4 and more : for string quartet or ensemble / Maarten Ornstein
  3. Elegy : for mixed choir / Wassim Ibrahim
  4. Canto Ostinato : voor toetsinstrumenten, 1976-79 / Simeon ten Holt
  5. Promenade, statues et la fille : for piano / Daan Manneke; photos Thomas Manneke
  6. Symphony Nº 10 (Unfinished) : Chronological Transcriptions of the Sketches, Short Scores and Orchestral Drafts / Gustav Mahler; Frans Bouwman, editor
  7. Ai Quaquín, que has vengut de prim! (Sainet in one act) : Music theatre for solos, mixed choir and orchestra / Antoni Mª. Servera (arr. F. Xavier Gelabert i Muntaner); text by Sebastià Rubí
  8. On the Shore of North Vidzeme (Ziemeļvidzemes krastā) : for harpsichord (or piano) and saxophone quartet / Georgs Pelecis
  9. Gamut : for orchestra / Bram Kortekaas
  10. Rotary Vertigo II : Version for large ensemble / Nubim Soyoung Kim