composer

Dykstra, Lowell

Lowell Dykstra is op 14 september geboren in Exeter, Huron County (Ontario), Canada. Op zevenjarige leeftijd emigreert hij met zijn familie naar Nederland. Hij studeert gitaar bij Guido Topper aan ...

related works

From Tower to Thoor : for carillon / Lowell Dijkstra, 2004

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Carillon
Scoring: car

Wanne mine eyhnen misten : for 4 percussionists and voice, 1995 / words: anonymous (13th century), Ron Ford

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Voice and instrument(s)
Scoring: voice 4perc

Wagner's Dreams : for baritone, string trio and piano / René Samson; text by Alissa Valles

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Voice and instrument(s)
Scoring: bar vn vla vc pf

Five songs on English poems : for low voice and harpsichord (piano, organ), 1974 / Daniël Manneke

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Voice and instrument(s); Voice and piano; Voice and Organ
Scoring: low cemb/pf/org

 

composition

Lyrics of Life : for soprano and guitar / Lowell Dykstra; lyrics by W. Sharp, P.B. Shelley, W.H. Davids, E.A. Poe, E. Dickinson, L. Marks, S. Teasdale

Publisher's number: 21349
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Voice and instrument(s)
Scoring: sopr gt
Remarks: Written for and dedicated to Channa Malkin and Izhar Elias. Leisure, El Dorado, Joy and The life that I have were premiered by Channa Malkin and Izhar Elias at the ‘Paleis van Jusitie’, Leeuwarden (the Netherlands) during the City Proms on October 3, 2021.
Duration: 12'00"
Number of players: 2
Year of composition: 2021
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Lyrics of Life are the outcome of two musical worlds: my background in popular music and the classical. Having grown up in the 60s and 70s my musical expression was mainly formed by pop music with a special focus on singer-song writers such as Paul Simon and Don McClean. However, as of 1980 or so, my interest switched to classical music. Yet somehow, I knew that someday I would write a piece for voice and guitar where both genres could meet. It is in these songs that I strongly feel I have achieved this. Although classical in form and idiom, they touch the directness of popular song.
Lowell Dykstra

Sheet Music
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