composer

Vriend, Jan

From the start, Jan Vriend has been a musical omnivore who combines a strongly modernistic approach with openness to the interests of and needs for a good musical education. ...

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Calefactotum : for reed quintet / Jan Vriend

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Wind Quintet
Instruments: ob cl cl-b sax-a fg

Music for organ and 12 players : Hilversum, winter 70-71 / Ton de Leeuw

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Organ and large ensemble
Instruments: fl-a(pic) cl(cl-b) 2h 2trp 2trb perc el.g g-b cb org-solo

Organconcerto : 1966 / Herald C. King

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Organ and large ensemble
Instruments: 0100 0330 timp 2vl vla vc cb org-solo

First harmonium concerto : for harmonium and ensemble / Martijn Padding, 2008 ; ASKO/Schönberg versie (2009)

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Organ and large ensemble
Instruments: fl(fl-b pic) ob cl(cl-b) fg h trp trb MIDI-keyboard perc el.g g-b/cb vl vla harm-solo

 

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Huantan : for organ and wind orchestra, 1967/1968 / Jan Vriend

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, 2006
Publisher's number: 11414
Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Organ and large ensemble
Instruments: fl(pic) 3fl 3ob ob(eh) 2cl cl-b 3fg cfg 4h 4trp 4trb org-solo
Remarks: Voor orgel solo, 4 fluiten (1e tevens piccolo), 3 hobo's, althobo, es-klarinet, 2 klarinetten, basklarinet, 3 fagotten, contrafagot, 4 hoorns, 4 trompetten en 4 trombones. - In opdracht van de gemeente Amsterdam. - Opgedragen aan Iannis Xenakis. - Versie 2006. - Met voorw. - Cop. 1992. - Tijdsduur: ca. 13'
Duration: 13'00"
Number of players: 29
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Program note (English): Huantan, the universal medicine; a gold dust spread mistily like winddriven by rain through the five organs... (Chinese Alchemy - from: The History of Magic, Kurt Seligmann). Huantan has been written for five wind-groups, the organ included. The disposition of the four wood/brass groups is essential; all sorts of sound-movements, mainly turning to the right, in slow or fast movement, accelerating or retarding, regular or irregular, simplex or complex, have been carefully organized and arranged throughout the composition. The organ-part is based on a maximum number of variations on a program of 4 parameters: registration, ways of performance, movements of pitch and sound-lengths. This resulted in 72 independent fragments of pre-programmed length which have finally been put together in a certain development towards the end (roughly from solo-voices towards tutti at the end), on the basis of the results in the registration parameter. Underlying are obscure and with difficulty
revealing processes of blending and boiling a great variety of ingredients. The alchemist's secret: "Learn about the egg and cut it with a flaming sword". - JAN VRIEND

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