MYSTERIUM

for 10 wind instruments



MYSTERIUM for woodwinds was commissioned by the ‘Nieuw Belgisch Kamerorkest' in 1989 and was honoured with the Composition Prize for Contemporary Music, Flanders-Quebec (Canada) in 1993.

The composition contains 3 parts  Creation, Earth and Eternity and was inspired by the following texts (free translation from Dutch) :
                     ‘Till there the eye does not reach,
                             The tongue does not reach,
                                 Neither the thinking,
                                   We do not know.'
                                We do not understand (from the Upanishads)

                               'The minute you talk about it,        
                      You are already on the wrong track’. (ZEN)

The first part 'Creation' exists from 7 parts representing the 7 days of the book Genesis. 

The second part 'Earth' is a reproduction of the “Dance of Shiva” and exists from 5 parts with an obsessive rhythm.

The third part 'Eternity' is a very free aleatoric structure with as a culmination point the Bach-choral ‘Von Himmel hoch, da komm ich her’.




RECORDINGS

CD I Solisti del Vento   Cd with RESONATING LIGHTMYSTERIUM, RONDDOLEN andDROOMBEELDEN (2013)
by Wim Henderickx
I Solisti del Vento, cond. Wim Henderickx
www.isolistidelvento.be

(part I)

(part II)

   



 

 

I Solisti Del Vento (1999)
‘Works dedicated to I Solisti Del Vento’
MYSTERIUM
I Solisti Del Vento


 srgyt
  ATMA- Classique (2003)
MYSTERIUM
L’Ensemble de la SMCQ, cond. Walter Boudreau 

SCORE

Norsk Musikforlag (publisher)

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INSTRUMENTATION / EXTRA INFORMATION

for 10 wind instruments (+/- 15')
commissioned by the Nieuw Belgisch Kamerorkest
honoured with the International Composition Prize for Contemporary Music of Quebec (Canada) in 1993 
instrumentation: 2 fls (+2 piccs), 2 obs (+engl hn), 2cls (+ bass cl), 2 hns, 2 bsns (+ cbsn)
first performance: January 23, 1990 at deSingel in Antwerp
Die Harmonie (woodwinds ot the Nieuw Belgisch Kamerorkest)







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