Simons, Marijn

Marijn Simons was born in The Netherlands on December 25, 1982. He studied violin with Prof. Saschko Gawriloff, composition with Daan Manneke and James MacMillan and conducting with Ed Spanjaard, ...

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Fire Column (Piano Concerto Nº 2) : for piano and string orchestra / Marijn Simons

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Subgenre: Piano and string orchestra
Scoring: pf str

Al Hisar : for violoncello / Katia Tiutiunnik

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Subgenre: Cello
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to the lighthouse : for violoncello / Max Knigge

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Vita Fugax : for cello / Marijn Simons

Publisher's number: 12867
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Cello
Scoring: vc
Remarks: Vita Fugax, for cello was composed between March and May 2013. First revision in November 2016, second revision between October 2023 and April 2024. The world premiere took place on 10 February 2024 at the Liberme Castle in Kettenis (Belgium) and was performed by Clara Stümke, who also recorded it for Donemus Records.
Duration: 17'00"
Number of players: 1
Year of composition: 2013/rev. 2024
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Vita Fugax means "fleeting life".
The opening movement, Secret Societies, is a social commentary on behind-closed-doors politics and silly conspiracy theories.
The second movement, Futurology, is based on Stanislaw Lem's novel The Futurological Congress.
The third movement, Christian Extremism, is a statement against extremism (of any sort), which, unfortunately, is still too much a part of our present society.
The final movement's title, A Fairy Story, comes from a quote by a man I admire, Stephen Hawking: "A belief that heaven or an afterlife awaits us is a fairy story for people afraid of death."

Marijn Simons

Sheet Music
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