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Dancing to an Orange Drummer

The title Dancing to an Orange Drummer comes from the expression "moving to the beat of a different drummer." The piece was inspired by the challenge of moving to a new country (in this case, the Netherlands), and for the composer this meant feeling, and enjoying, the very different beat and energy of new people, places and customs. Lann uses two contrasting elements that gradually merge: simple melodies in the brass begin the work, against a repeated rhythmic pattern in the other instruments. The two groups do clash with each other, but eventually the brass instruments take over aspects of the rhythmic pattern, while the others imitate the brass melody. This climaxes in a new unity in orchestral sound by the end of the piece. The original big band version of this work was written in 1993 for the Dutch ensemble De Ereprijs; the version for symphony orchestra was completed on request of the Boston Pops Orchestra on the occasion of their performance in May 2015 in Symphony Hall (Boston, USA).
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  1. Requiem for a Guinea Pig : Version for a pianist with 2 toy pianos / Andreas Kunstein
  2. Toccata Nº 2 : for piano / Andreas Kunstein
  3. Invention : for alto flute and viola / Andreas Kunstein
  4. Inner Violin Voices : for two violins and electronics / Alla Zagaykevych
  5. Ríos (Rivers, Rivieren) : for clarinet quartet and symphony orchestra / Guillermo Lago
  6. De koopman en de dominee : Sopr. Count- ten, Bar, 1,2 ob sax, pno,hrp,vl,Db / Jan-Peter de Graaff
  7. Saxophone Quartet No.1 : saxophone quartet (s,a,t,bar) / Simon Knighton
  8. Flarden/Fragment : 16 bassons / Rieteke Hölscher
  9. Zum Wassermann : voor 14 uitvoerders / Karel Goeyvaerts
  10. You'll Never be Alone Anymore : for bass clarinet and tape / Karel Goeyvaerts

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  1. Canto Ostinato : voor toetsinstrumenten, 1976-79 / Simeon ten Holt
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  4. Requiem : for double mixed choir a capella / Olivier Greif
  5. Du bist älter, du bist neuer : for orchestra and mixed choir / Willem Jeths; on poems by Johann Wolfgang Goethe
  6. C'est déjà du passé : voor gemend koor / Mark van Platen; text E. Cioran
  7. 24 capriccio's voor viool solo
  8. L' indifférent : pour quatuor à cordes, 1969, gereconstrueerde versie (2002) / Hendrik Andriessen
  9. Pour le tombeau d'Orphée : danse élégiaque pour harpe seule / Marius Flothuis
  10. Three Letters : for clarinet in B flat, violin, violoncello and piano / Kate Moore