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Leeuw, Ton de

Ton de Leeuw was born on November 16, 1926 in Rotterdam. He died on May 31, 1996 in Paris (France). In 1949, after some years of composition lessons with Henk Badings, ...

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Transparence : for mixed choir and brass instruments, version for trumpet, 2 horns, 2 trombones and tuba, 1986 / Ton de Leeuw

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, 1993
Publisher's number: 08411
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir and instruments
Instruments: 3sopr 3sopr-m 3alt 3ten 3bar 3bas h 2trp 2trb tb
Remarks: Koorbez.: S(3)Mzs(3)A(3)T(3)Br(3)B(3). - Bestaat ook in een versie voor koor, 3 trompetten en 3 trombones. - Franse tekst apart afgedrukt. - In opdracht van het Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst. - Cop. 1986. - Tijdsduur: ca. 15'
Duration: 15'00"
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Other authors:
Chibli (librettist)
Halladj, Mansoer Al- (librettist)
Ibn Abbad (librettist)
Ibn Ata Allah (librettist)
Rumi, Djalal Al-Din Muhammad (librettist)
Contains:
O toi, qui m'as enivré ... / tekst v. Halladj
Il se voile ... / tekst v. Ibn Abbad
Pourquoi ne veux-tu pas ... / tekst v. Rumi
a. O toi, qui m'as enivré ... / tekst v. Halladj b. Mon instant s'est éternisé / tekst v. Chibli c. O mystère que l'Etre apparaisse / tekst v. Ibn Ata Allah
Description:
Program note (English): (Première: November 15, 1986 - Vondelkerk Amsterdam - Dutch Chamber Choir, and the Dutch Wind Ensemble, Lucas Vis, conducting) - The four movements should sound of poems by Arab mystics from the tenth to the fourteenth century. These poems define experiences the mystics experienced in different conscience states on their divine route. These experiences find their result in this music, as a result of which each part having its own character. As with almost all my compositions 1980, Transparence can also be place in what I have called provisionally: 'widened modality'. This can be as a contemporary generalisation and build up of the large principles of the Asian and early Western modal systems. A description of this falls beyond the specifications of this program note. One aspect, which is worth touching on, is the spiritual dimension of making music, next to the aesthetic aspects, becomes increasingly meaningful. The title Transparence is taken from the second poem. This term
also plays a role in the Asian mysticism. Apparently the experiences of mystics are similar all over the world. The words 'transparence' and 'lumière' indicate, furthermore, the very important role of colour and symbolism in this work. - TON DE LEEUW

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