composer

Bon, Willem Frederik

Willem Frederik Bon was born on June 15, 1940 in Amersfoort. He died on April 14, 1983 in Nijeholtpade. He studied clarinet with Bram de Wilde in Amsterdam, composition at the ...

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composition

Circe : prelude for orchestra, (1972) / Willem Frederik Bon

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, cop. 1972
Publisher's number: 03605
Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Orchestra
Scoring: 2fl 2ob 2cl 2fg 4h 2trp 2trb timp 4perc hp pf str
Remarks: Opgedragen aan Richard Williams en zijn Cedar Rapids Youth Symphony Orchestra. - Tijdsduur: ca. 13'
Duration: 13'00"
Year of composition: 1972
Status: not yet digitized (expected delivery time 14 days)

Description:
Program note (English): The piece is based on the tenth book of Homerus' Odyssey and symbolises the episode of Odysseuss' travels, when reaches the island of Circe. After transforming his crew into pigs Circe uses her charms to chain Odysseus to her bed for two years. The curse in which Odysseus is caught is symbolised in the piece in harp, vibraphone, celesta and piano, and in the middle movement in the first and second violins and oboes. The tranquillity disappears shortly afterwards as Odysseus' feelings of homesickness and military lust arise. Brass and percussion illustrate this phase in the tale. Following a large climax, which introduces the eventual departure from Circes' island, the scale passages in harp and wind instruments from the beginning return once more, but now descending, and the work concludes with a vague recollection to the beginning chords full of a southern warmth, with which the piece opened, as the drawing of the setting against which this history takes place. - WILLEM
FREDERIK BON

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