GISHORA

for trumpet and 7 African drums



This work was commissioned by the Flemish radio KLARA in 2009 for the ART for LIFE-action.

The name GISHORA (hill) refers to a place in Burundi where sacred drums are kept.

KLARA organised a public sale of 3 works of art,  this composition by Wim Henderickx being one of these.
Proceeds of the sale by auction went to the battle against malaria in Burundi.

The highest bidder received the original sketches of the work on December 21st, 2009 at the KLARA-studio and a live performance of the work by soloists of the Brussels Philharmonic (VRO).
The buyer received a printed version of the score, dedicated to him.

In 2012 Wim Henderickx composed a version for SOPRANO SAXOPHONE AND PERCUSSION.




RECORDINGS

Fragment by Gert François and Ward Hoornaert

SCORE

Norsk Musikforlag (publisher)

Download PDF (sample)

 





INSTRUMENTATION / EXTRA INFORMATION

for trumpet and 7 African drums
(+/- 8')
Commissioned by the Flemish radio KLARA
First performance: December 21, 2009 at the Toots-studio (VRT, Flemish Radio and Television)
by soloists of the Brussels Philharmonic (VRO):
Ward Hoornaert, trumpet
Gert François, percussion






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