Mussorgsky: Une Larme

Mussorgsky: Une Larme

Inst. Theo Verbey | 2004

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Duration:
5'

Instrumentation:
string orchestra

First performed:
Amsterdam Sinfonietta

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Ravel – Trois Chansons: Oiseaux Tristes, La Vallee des Cloches, La Valse

Ravel – Trois Chansons: Oiseaux Tristes, La Vallee des Cloches, La Valse

Inst. Theo Verbey | 1990
For large ensemble

Random Symphonies

Random Symphonies

1985
Electronic music

Caprice Symphonique

Caprice Symphonique

1976
For orchestra

The Simorq

The Simorq

1989
For ensemble

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Duration:
12'

Instrumentation:
1.0.2.0 - 1.0.0.0 - vibr, hp, pf, 2vn, va, vc, cb

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Ouverture (Suite) in G

Ouverture (Suite) in G

2000
In the style of Johann Sebastian Bach, after BWV 1066

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Instrumentation:
0. 2.0.1. – hps, bc, str

Can also be performed as part of the suite called “Orchesterübung,” together with Verbey’s arrangement of Bach’s Italian Concerto in G BWV 971 for solo violin, strings and continuo, Bach’s Ouverture in the French Style BWV 831 and the Ouverture (Suite) in D in the style of Bach, written by Verbey after BWV 1068.

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Ouverture (Suite) in D

Ouverture (Suite) in D

2000
In the style of Johann Sebastian Bach, after BWV 1068

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Instrumentation:
0. 2.0.1. – hps, bc, str

Can also be performed as part of the suite called “Orchesterübung,” together with Verbey’s arrangement of Bach’s Italian Concerto in G BWV 971 for solo violin, strings and continuo, Bach’s Ouverture in the French Style BWV 831 and the Ouverture (Suite) in G in the style of Bach, written by Verbey, after BWV 1066.

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Triade

Triade

1991, revised 1994

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Duration:
20'

Instrumentation:
2.2.2.2 - 2.0.0.0 - perc, hp, str(6.6.4.4.2)

Commissioned by:
Performing Arts Fund NL

Dedicated to:
Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam

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Traurig wie der Tod

Traurig wie der Tod

2014-2015
For mixed choir and orchestra. Based on poems by Hans Bethge (1876-1946), from "Die chinesische Flöte. Nachdichtungen chinesischer Lyrik" (1907).

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Duration:
20'

Instrumentation:
2.2.2.4 - 4.2.2.3.1- timp, 3perc[1.Tenor Drum, Tamtam, Triangle 2. Bass Drum 3. 2 Bells in C and G, behind the scene (These bells are the same as in the Symphony Fantastique by Hector Berlioz) - 2hp - str(16.14.12.10.8) Large Mixed Choir SATB

Based on texts by:
Hans Bethge

Commissioned by:
AVROTROS Vrijdagconcert

World premiere:
The Netherlands Radio Choir, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor James Gaffigan in Utrecht TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht on 29 May 2015

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Theo Verbey on Traurig wie der Tod: ‘A composer is primarily a songwriter’

Thea Derks, translated by Thea Derks

Thea Derks interviewed Theo Verbey at the time of the live broadcast of Traurig wie der Tod on Radio4, and here is a written article in Dutch, which she translated into English on the occasion of the launch of the Theo Verbey Foundation: "Theo Verbey on Traurig wie der Tod: ‘A composer is primarily a songwriter’ – Amsterdam, 22 May 2015 The Dutch…


Tractus

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Duration:
10'26"

Instrumentation:
0000 0000 harm cimb str(6.6.4.4.2.)

Commissioned by:
Performing Arts Fund+ NL and Amsterdam Sinfonietta

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