composer

Vriend, Jan

From the start, Jan Vriend has been a musical omnivore who combines a strongly modernistic approach with openness to the interests of and needs for a good musical education. ...

related works

Jets d'orgue : for organ, 1985, Part I / Jan Vriend

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Organ
Instruments: org

C'est déjà du passé : voor gemend koor / Mark van Platen; text E. Cioran

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Instruments: GK4

Ciel, air et vents ... : for chamber choir, three poems by Ronsard, (1957) / Rudolf Escher

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Instruments: GK4

Le déluge : trois fragments tirés du mystère "Le déluge" d'Alfred de Vigny, pour choeur, 1985 / Wim Franken

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Instruments: GK4

 

composition

Du-Dich-Dir : for mixed choir, 1998 / on poems by Paul Celan, Jan Vriend

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, 1998
Publisher's number: 09510
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Instruments: GK4
Remarks: Voor koor S(4)A(4)T(4)B(4). - Tekst apart afgedrukt. - Opgedragen aan Jonathan Harvey. - Met financiële steun van het Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst. - Cop. 1995. - Tijdsduur: ca. 13'
Duration: 13'00"
Year of composition: 1998
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Other authors:
Celan, Paul (librettist)
Contains:
Brunnengräber im Wind
Die dir zugewinkte Stille (Mapesbury road)
Ein Blatt
Bergung
Das angebrochene Jahr
Unlesbarheit dieser Welt
Huriges Sonst
Ich höre
Mit der Stimme der Feldmaus
Die nachzustolternde Welt
Eingejännert
Gleichsinnige du (Largo)
Description:
Program note (English): The twelve poems I chose from Schneepart are amongst the most compressed and aphoristic Celan wrote. The metaphors he calls on are austere but intensely evocative. The musical style I designed for Du-Dich-Dir is meant to follow their concise but open structure as closely as possible. I also wanted to stay close to the natural diction of the German language, not unlike Debussy in Pelléas et Mélisande, or like in Gregorian Chant. Celan's poems cry out not to be tampered with and it took me a while to find a manner of articulating the words without distorting their origins. Consequently, I found myself drawn to a modal setting which provides the choir with a firm hold on its tonal orientation through the sometimes complex harmonies. The music always returns to simple cadenzas from which short excursions into complexity are undertaken. A dominant feature in this routine is an echo effect which is achieved by subdividing the whole choir into 2, 3 or 4 choirs which echo each other in
various degrees of delay and rhythmical overlap (dovetailing). This technique also allows for subtle shifts in harmony. - JAN VRIEND

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