Hölscher, Rieteke

Rieteke Hölscher (1969) studied piano classical music and jazz / pop at the conservatory of the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (1987-1992) with Frans van Dalen and Tine Schneider, also ...

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Maria Magdalena (aan de voeten van Jesus) : for choir a cappella / Rieteke Hölscher; text Maria Tesselschade Roemers Visscher (1594-1649)

Publisher's number: 15919
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Instruments: GK
Remarks: Commissioned by Utrechtse Studenten Cantorij. First performance: 11 March 2014 in Utrecht by HKU – J. M. Fentener van Vlissingenzaal by Utrechtse Studenten Cantorij, conducted by Fokko Oldenhuis.
Duration: 7'30"
Year of composition: 2013
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Mary Magdalene, a biblical figure from the New Testament (one of the women who were present at the crucifixion of Christ), has often been a rather maligned and sinful figure in history. Seen in this light, it's interesting that this poem from the 17th century is a tribute to Mary Magdalena. However, one may be questioning whether the decision to leave everything behind her was the right thing to do for Mary Magdalene; we all know how the story ends: Jesus died eventually: should she have never had any doubts? In particular I tried to add this last element to my composition, mainly detectable in the musical and rhythmic shifts that take place in the otherwise rather Gregorian-like melody.
Rieteke Hölscher (October 2017)

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