Keuris, Tristan

Tristan Keuris (Amersfoort, 3 Oct 1946 - Amsterdam, 15 Dec 1996) was one of the leading Dutch composers of his generation. Education: As a child, Tristan Keuris wanted to imitate what ...

related works

Arcade : six more preludes for orchestra, 1995 / Tristan Keuris

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Orchestra
Scoring: 2fl fl(pic) 2ob ob(eh) 3cl cl-b 2fg cfg 4h 3trp 3trb tb 3perc hp str(

Jizô : voor orkest / Kees Olthuis, 2008

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Orchestra
Scoring: pic 2fl 2ob eh 2cl cl-b 2fg cfg 4h 3trp 3 trb tb timp 4perc str

Orkest-suite "Quo vadis" / Robert de Roos

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Orchestra
Scoring: 3343 4331 timp perc pf str

Hymnus monaciensis : für Orchester, Opus 63, 1971 / Jan Koetsier

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Orchestra
Scoring: 3030 43(-6)31 timp 3perc str



Sinfonia : for orchestra, (1974) / Tristan Keuris

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, 1982
Publisher's number: 04340
Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Orchestra
Scoring: 2fl 2fl(pic) 2ob 2eh 2cl cl-b 2fg cfg 2sax-a 8h 4trp 2trb 2tb 4perc pf str
Remarks: In opdracht van de VPRO. - Opgedragen aan het RFO. - Cop. 1974. - Tijdsduur: ca. 13'
Duration: 13'00"
Year of composition: 1974
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Program note (English): The composition is written for large orchestra: quadruple woodwind plus two alto saxophones, eight horns, four trumpets, three trombones, two tubas, percussion, piano and string orchestra. The percussion is used in the traditional manner, merely for purposes of accentuation or timbre.
The piece has two movements without a break. The first of these (approx. 10 minutes) consists of several fragments in various tempi, the second forms one whole. The piece opens with a semi quaver figure played by horns and bassoons against chords in the low strings. This "introduction" contains all the material for the first fragment, the overall tempo remaining the same; the harmony develops from the first chord. At figure 12 a short intermezzo begins, with a solo cello, imitated by clarinets and saxophones; the tempo slows down, and after a cadenza for two piccolos the second fragment begins (p. 14).
Against a background of sustained tones, vivid flashing figures and short solos are heard in constantly changing instrumentation. A brief, rapid fragment follows; it closes the first section and also forms the transition to the second. The second movement is a long coda of final adagio, lasting about 7 minutes. Its nucleus is a constantly repeated homophonous theme in E major, relieved by changing interruptions. Towards the end, solo strings play the theme in canon, but without any contrapuntal intentions. The theme's contours become blurred; the theme puts itself to an end. - TRISTAN KEURIS

Sheet Music
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.
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 to Newzik (A3), 36 pages EUR 25.66
Download as PDF (A3), 36 pages EUR 30.79
Hardcopy, normal size (A3), 36 pages EUR 51.32
Hardcopy, study size (A4), 36 pages EUR 34.88
Rental Part(s) Download to Newzik (B4), 194 pages EUR 77.37
Download as PDF (B4), 194 pages EUR 92.84
Hardcopy, normal size (B4), 194 pages EUR 154.74
You can rent this work by purchasing a rental license for one or more performances. If you buy a license you also need to buy 1 copy of the rental parts (see above). For each performance you need to obtain a rental license. More information about renting is available at the Donemus website. Please contact Donemus Publishing if you have any questions about renting before buying a license.
Number of performances
Total license costs
Live broadcast
If the work is being recorded for a live radio or TV broadcast or internet stream you can easily acquire the license for this. Any broadcast within 1 year of the recording of the work is defined as a 'live' broadcast. For every broadcast you need to obtain a license.
Audio broadcast (radio, internet)
Total license costs
Video broadcast (TV, streaming)
Total license costs
CD/DVD recordings
If you want to record this work to CD or DVD you can acquire a license here. For every title you need to obtain a license.
CD/DVD titles
Total license costs