2 NOCTURNES

for woodwind solo and piano
(flute or oboe or clarinet in Bb or bassoon or English horn or alto sax)



2 NOCTURNES for woodwind solo and piano was composed in 1993 after the birth of the composers' eldest son, Ruben.
It was the commited work from Gemeentekrediet National Music Competition.

Commissioned by The Ministery of the Flemish Community and The Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada this work was rewritten in 1994 for FLUTE, VIOLIN, VIOLA, CELLO AND DOUBLE BASS .

In 1999 Wim Henderickx made a version for the Charlemagne Orchestra for FLUTE AND STRING ORCHESTRA.

The composition consists of two movements with an intimate, dreamy atmosphere.

Melodically and harmonically the composer used the harmonic series B and B flat.

A vague, almost improvisational rhythm and a colouristic instrumentation contribute to the poetic character of this work.




RECORDINGS

2 NOCTURNES   Phaedra 92009 (1995)
‘In Flanders’ Field Vol.9’
2 NOCTURNES 
Orchestra Of Flanders
Jan Raes, flute, 
Koen Kessels, piano 
   
 2 Nocturnes   René Gailly CD 87 169 (2000)
‘Identities’
2 NOCTURNES 
Wim Henderickx,
Arco Baleno
for flute, violin, viola, cello and double bass

SCORE

Norsk Musikforlag (publisher)

Download PDF (sample) for flute and string orchestra





INSTRUMENTATION / EXTRA INFORMATION

for woodwind solo and piano
(flute or oboe or clarinet in Bb or bassoon or English horn or alto sax)
commissioned by Gemeentekrediet van België
(+/- 10’)
first performance: 23 November 1993 during the Nationale Muziekwedstrijd, Brussels
Jan Raes, flute
Koen Kessels, piano






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