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Keulen, Geert van

Geert van Keulen werd op 11 oktober 1943 in Amsterdam geboren. Opleiding Hij studeerde klarinet en basklarinet aan het Amsterdamse Muzieklyceum, compositie bij Robert Heppener, instrumentatie bij Hans Henkemans en orkestdirectie bij ...

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composition

Wals : voor 12 instrumentalisten, 1979/80 / Geert van Keulen

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, cop. 1980
Publisher's number: 04394
Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Large ensemble (12 or more players)
Instruments: 2panfl 0000 2sax 0000 2perc 2g-b 2pf 2el.pf
Remarks: Voor 2 panfluiten, 2 saxofoons, 2 piano's, 2 el. piano's, 2 basgitaren en 2 slagwerkers. - In opdracht van het Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst. - Opgedragen aan de Hoketus groep. - Tijdsduur: 20'
Duration: 20'00"
Number of players: 12
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Program note (English): Wals is not a waltz, but the work is based upon the same rhythmic tension between double and triple time which is characteristic of the Viennese waltz. Although Wals is almost entirely 2/4, the rudiments of a waltz can be perceived here and there and with increasing distinctness towards the end. The culmination of this process is that the last two bars are written in 3/4 after all: "Tempo di Valse". Thus the development is the reverse of that of "La Valse" by Ravel, where the waltz breaks off in the last two bars. The second principal element is a three-part canon with the parts played in hocket style. In overall terms this hocket technique becomes increasingly complex as the work progresses, until shortly before the end total fragmentation is achieved. - GEERT VAN KEULEN

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