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Planctus Cygni I : for soprano, duduk (or alto sax), chamber choir and harp ad lib. / Gerard Beljon

Género: Música vocal
Subgénero: Mixed choir and instruments
Instrumentos: duduk GK hp(ad lib)

Didgeridoo : 2007 / Gerard Beljon

Género: Música de cámara
Subgénero: Mixed ensemble (2-11 players)
Instrumentos: 4sax org

Flow : for flute and piano, 1999 / Gerard Beljon

Género: Música de cámara
Subgénero: Flute and keyboard instrument
Instrumentos: fl pf

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Planctus Cygni III : for soprano, Arabic mezzo-soprano, duduk, harp and chamber choir / Gerard Beljon

Género: Música vocal
Subgénero: Mixed choir and instruments
Instrumentos: zang duduk hp GK

 

compositor

Beljon, Gerard

Nacionalidad: Netherlands
Fecha de nacimiento: 1952-01-01
Sitio web: Featured Composer's Page ; Officiële website

Gerard Beljon was born on April 16, in 1952 in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Beljon studied lute and guitar at the conservatories of Utrecht and The Hague with Hans Verzijl and Toyohiko Satoh, respectively. He also studied composition with Carlos Michàns and Daan Manneke.
Compositions: Many of Beljon’s compositions were written for ensembles and soloists such as the Nieuw Ensemble, the Nederlands Kamerkoor, Orkest De Volharding, the Amsterdam Quintet, pianist Ralph van Raat, and Duo Subiaco. Beljon’s works were performed in Holland as well as in Germany, Austria, the United States, Russia, and Australia.
“Being interested in the clear form and structure that is so evident in many medieval, renaissance and baroque compositions, I try to translate some of these qualities into my own music. I also combine techniques of 20th century notated music with influences of pop-music. In this way I can create a new music that appears to sound interesting to many people.” – Gerard Beljon.
The Bronson Piano Studio described his work, Beats, as follows: “The other work by a Dutch rock/classical musician, Gerard Beljon’s 'Beat' turned out to be the virtuoso event of the evening. It was receiving its U.S. premiere, and deserves to give San Jose a spot in musical history on this account. Described as a Toccata with funk sections, it was full of the repeated notes and rhythmic drive typical of a toccata, with extreme rapidity and dynamic extremes and episodes of orchestral grandeur, leading to a climax that carried the excitement of the finale of Prokofiev’s 7th Sonata to the next level, which would previously have seemed inconceivable.”
Some other popular works of Beljon include: 'De tuin sneeuwt langzaam vol' for chamber choir a cappella (2000), 'Nachtzien' for chamber choir a cappella (2000), 'Something Wicked' for flute, piano and samples (2002), 'The cry of the peacocks' for mixed choir (2005) with a poem by Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), 'De Noordewind' for mezzo-soprano, choir and 2 accordions (2012), and 'Rat race' for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano (2012). In addition to this, Beljon worked on several theater productions and wrote the children’s opera, 'Hansel and Gretel' (2001). This opera has received many positive reviews in for example De Volkskrant, Het Parool, Algemeen Dagblad, NRC and the Twentse Courant.
Awards: 'Aroma' (1997), for guitar and mandolin, was awarded the First Prize for Composition in the competition for contemporary music in Vienna.