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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Reddingsboei (Life Belt) : for bassoon / Rieteke Hölscher

Publisher's number: 16590
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Bassoon
Instruments: fg
Remarks: Composed for the campaign 'Red de Fagot' (Save the bassoon) initiated by Bram van Sambeek.
Duration: 3'15"
Number of players: 1
Year of composition: 2016
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

I wrote Life Belt for the campaign "Save the Bassoon". Comprising three different motifs, the music begins with a sense of threat with the very low tones. This motif is alternated with the motif of the life belt – a short and higher fluctuating melody, as if floating on the water. Finally, there is the motive of the bassoon itself which is developed in two ways to demonstrate the diverse nature of the instrument: a pattern with a lyrical, melodic line, and a pattern with a more airy and funny character. The motives are interchanged and the music ends with the motif of the bassoon, like a happy ending story.
Thereby I imagine the IJ in Amsterdam, with large boats, and yourself fallen in the water (with your clothes on) – and then you’ll see this life belt floating on the water and you hope you can reach it just in time.
Rieteke Hölscher

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