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.

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22 pages : for wind orchestra, double basses, percussion, harp, piano, celesta, vibraphone, xylophone, and 3 male voices, 1964/'65 / based on a text by John Cage, Joep Straesser

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Vocal Ensemble (2-12) and large ensemble
Scoring: ten bar bas 4444 4441 3perc vibr(xyl) hp pf(cel) 8cb

Musica per organo trentunisono I : 1951, Dieci pezzi per organo trentunisono e strumenti, No. 3 / Jan van Dijk

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Organ; Oboe and keyboard instrument; Mixed ensemble (2-11 players); Wood Wind Ensemble and keyboard instrument; Wind and string and key instrument(s); Flute and keyboard instrument; Flute and keyboard instrument
Scoring: org / ob org / org vl vla / fl 2ob org / ob org vl / fl-a org / 2fl org

Lees : for bassoon, string trio and piano, 2003 / Astrid Kruisselbrink

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Wind and string and key instrument(s)
Scoring: fg pf vl vla vc

Expres(s) : for wind quintet, string trio, double bass and piano, 1984, revision 1995 / Paul Termos

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Wind and string and key instrument(s)
Scoring: fl(pic) ob(eh) cl fg h vl vla vc cb pf



Fusion à six : symphonic music for string quartet, bass clarinet and piano, 1980 / Joep Straesser

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, cop. 1980
Publisher's number: 02165
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Wind and string and key instrument(s)
Scoring: cl-b 2vl vla vc pf
Remarks: Tijdsduur: ca. 9'
Duration: 8'00"
Number of players: 6
Year of composition: 1980
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Ouverture-transition one
Scherzo-transition two
Fantasia-transition three
Rondo finale
Program note (English): "Fusion à six" is a four-movement work, consisting of Overture, Scherzo, Fantasia and Rondo-Finale, each of which has its own specific character. They are self-contained pieces, in which the string quartet, bass clarinet and piano are on the same level - with the exception of the 'Fantasia' where the bass clarinet has a soloist part.
The movements are separated by transitions of a more open character, which, contrary to the four movements, are not particularly distinct one from the other. When, in viewing the work, one focuses on the transitions, they turn out to be as it were the 3 split-up parts of one and the same narrative. In them, the bass clarinet and piano form a duo opposing the strings. Since the 'Fantasia', with the bass clarinet in a prominent role, partly overlaps the third transition, two musical types melt together. So far for the structure of the piece.
Pitch material and interval structure are derived from a 'theme' of which the complete version is only heard at the beginning and at the close of the piece.
The first interval (a), a minor second, is the basic interval of the 'Overture' . The second and third intervals (b and b'), a perfect fifth and a minor sixth, determine the 'Scherzo' in that its fast runs comprise either a fifth or a minor sixth. The two cells, c and c', are the main components of the 'Fantasia'; in retrograde and in augmented motion they also form a 'motif' recurring in other parts of the work, notably in the piano part. The minor second 'a' underlies the last movement, parts of which are accelerated versions of the first movement. The transitions are mainly built on the cells c and c' - minor second and minor and major third. - JOEP STRAESSER

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