composer

Straesser, Joep

Joep Straesser was born in Amsterdam on March 11, 1934. He died on September 22, 2004 in Loenersloot. Joep Straesser studied musicology from 1953 to 1955 at the University of Amsterdam.

related works

Chamberconcerto nr. 2 : symphonic variations on four different minor seconds, for harp and chamber orchestra, 1992/93 / Joep Straesser

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Harp and orchestra
Instruments: 2232 2200 timp 2perc str hp-solo

Uit de diepten : = (De profundis), voor bassaxofoon, opus 171, 2000 / Louis Toebosch

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Saxophone
Instruments: sax-bs

Impromptu : voor altsaxofoonsolo, op. 76 nr. 3, 1976 / Marius Flothuis

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Saxophone
Instruments: sax-a

Dampsporen in bellenvaten : 3 études, for piano duo or saxophone quartet, 1996 / Chiel Meijering

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Piano; Saxophone
Instruments: 2pf / 4sax

 

composition

Intersections V : for saxophone quartet, 1974 rev. 1979 / Joep Straesser

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, [1979]
Publisher's number: 01630
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Saxophone
Instruments: 4sax
Remarks: In opdracht van de Nederlandse Regering. - Opgedragen aan Ed Bogaard en zijn Nederlands Saxofoonkwartet. - Cop. 1974. - Tijdsduur: ca. 11'-12'
Duration: 12'00"
Number of players: 4
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Program note (English): Tempo is the predominant factor on arranging the material on which the series Intersections V, V-I and V-2 is based. There are five tempos in these pieces, ranging from extremely slow to extremely fast (main tempos), each of which is divided into a number of sub-tempos. The main tempos are consequently more or less "elastic" and can be seen as tempo zones. The sub-tempos create a finer rhythmical distribution within a tempo zone. These five main tempos, together with their sub-tempos, can be put to different rhythmical effects and given different vertical densities, i.e. the number of voices uses simultaneously. In V and V-1 the density ranges from two to four voices, and in V-2 from one to seven. Rhythmically, the following situations occur: homophony (all voices at the same tempo), poly-homophony (combination of pairs of homophonous voices at differing main and/or sub-tempos), polyphony + homophony (one homophonous pair of voices combined with polyphonic voices), and complete
polyphony.
The nature of the scorings demands that these underlying principles should be interpreted differently in some respects. As already stated, four parts are naturally the maximum in V and V-1, and seven parts the maximum in V-2 (the piano has great vertical possibilities). In V and V-1 the accent therefore necessarily falls on a markedly horizontal method of composing in which combinations of main tempos occur in addition to combinations of sub-tempos. In V-2 there are no combinations of differing main tempos; the combinations of various sub-tempos within one tempo zone are more subtly elaborated. The fairly rigorous organization of the tempos and their sub-divisions made it possible for the composer to organize the components of pitch and degrees of intensity in a looser way; in addition it can be remarked that in the progressive verticality of V-2 there are accumulations of intervals which display a tendency to diminish, proceeding from bottom to top. The general shape of the pieces
varies: V and V-1 comprise three parts, each of which lasts about four minutes; V-2 comprises five relatively short pieces. In all three works, however, specific tempo characteristics predominate in each part. - JOEP STRAESSER

Buy
If you are going to perform this composition, you can enter your concert information here. We will publish this information at the Donemus Facebook page and in the Donemus Concert Agenda pagina.
You can buy the parts or other related products on-line. If you choose a downloadable product you will receive the product in digital form. In all other cases the product is sent to you physically. Please note that you require a copy of this product for every user.
Product Description Price/piece Count
Score Download (B4), 21 pages EUR 14.96
Hardcopy, normal size (B4), 21 pages EUR 29.92
Hardcopy, study size (A4), 21 pages EUR 24.55