composer

Beurden, Bernard van

Bernard van Beurden was born in Amsterdam on the 5th of December, 1933. He started playing the violin when he was 8 years old and at the age of 11 ...

related works

Tout à coup(e) mondiale : pour accordéon seule, 1986 / Bernard van Beurden

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Accordion
Instruments: acc

Shadowvoices : for choir and instrumental ensemble, 1986/87 / poem by Breyten Breytenbach, Ab Sandbrink

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir and instruments
Instruments: GK5 2cl cl-b 3trb 2perc pf

Cantata : for chamber choir, 2 clarinets and 2 bassoons, opus 14, 1979, (text: Ecclesiastes 4: 1-3) / Peter-Jan Wagemans

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir and instruments
Instruments: 4sopr 4alt 4ten 4bas 2cl 2fg

Gesang der Geister über den Wassern : für gemischten Chor und 7 Instrumente, Opus 24/2 / [Text:] (Goethe), Jan Koetsier

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir and instruments
Instruments: GK4 fl cl h trp trb vc cb

 

composition

Je vous le donne : for chamber choir and cello solo / Bernard van Beurden; lyrics by Paul Verlaine

Publisher's number: 14820
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir and instruments
Instruments: GK4 vc
Duration: 9'00"
Year of composition: 2015
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Other authors:
Verlaine, Paul (librettist)
Description:
SIX MEDIEVAL SONGS
The SIX MEDIEVAL SONGS are the songs of the troubadours, trouvères and Minnesänger: Poets and musicians who went through the courts and castles to recite poems and songs. I have arranged those poems and songs for chamber choir and cello solo.
Both the melody and the lyrics are very simple and beautiful.

JE VOUS LE DONNE
The text of JE VOUS LE DONNE (the title is taken from the last four words of the poem) is found in the bundle Sagesse by Paul Verlaine, who was born in Metz in 1844. Paul Verlaine had an extremely turbulent life, because of the many women and alcohol.
His alcoholism was the main cause of his tremendous aggressiveness. He even tried to assassinate his friend and poet Rimbaud.
In JE VOUS LE DONNE, it seems like the poet is reconnected with God, when he had calmed down somewhat, to thereafter continue with his turbulent life. Eventually he died in miserable conditions in 1896 in Paris.

TRAIT D'UNION
Because the choir wanted to perform  SIX MEDIEVAL SONGS and JE VOUS LE DONNE consecutively, I composed TRAIT D'UNION for violoncello solo, which connects the two compositions together.
TRAIT D'UNION begins immediately after the SIX MEDIEVAL SONGS and develops from the medieval notes to the contemporary notes of JE VOUS LE DONNE.

The three compositions (SIX CHANSONS, JE VOUS LE DONNE and TRAIT D'UNION) are separately available at Donemus.

Bernard van Beurden

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