Strauss: Zwei letzte Lieder

Strauss: Zwei letzte Lieder

Arranged by Theo Verbey | 2018

Details

Duration:
14'

Instrumentation:
Solo: CT; 2(2picc).1.eh.2.bclar.2 - 2.1.1.0 - timp, cel – str [6.6.4div.4div.4]

Commissioned by:
The Royal Concertgebouworkest

World premiere:
4 April 2019, David Robertson, conducting


Rachmaninov: Spring Waters Op. 14 no. 11

Rachmaninov: Spring Waters Op. 14 no. 11

Inst. Theo Verbey | 2017

Details

Duration:
3'

Instrumentation:
1.picc.2.eh.2.2 - 4.3.3.1 - timp, perc[snaredr.trg.cymb.bassdr.glsp], hp - str - soprano-solo

Commissioned by:
The Royal Concertgebouworkest

First performance:
conducted by Mariss Jansons, with Eva-Marie Westbroek as soprano soloist


Gesualdo: Sacrae Cationes – 8 songs

Gesualdo: Sacrae Cationes – 8 songs

Completed by Theo Verbey | 2005

Details

Duration:
20'

Instrumentation:
cantus, sextus, altus, quintus, tenor bassus

Commissioned by:
Cappella Gabrielli

Recording


Whitman

Whitman

1992
For soprano and orchestra, on poems by Walt Whitman (1819-92)

Details

Duration:
7'

Instrumentation:
sopr 4343 4331 timp 5perc 2hp pf str(16.14.12.10.8)

Based on texts by:
Walt Whitman (1819-1892)


Two Poems of Bloem: 4-part Female Choir

Two Poems of Bloem

Twee Gedichten van Bloem | 2007
Based on poems by Dutch poet and essayist J.C. Bloem (1887-1966)

Details

Duration:
11'

Instrumentation:
4part female choir

Based on texts by:
J.C. Bloem

Written at the request of:
The Dutch Nationaal Comité 4 en 5 mei

First performance:
During the national Dutch ceremony to commemorate the war dead on 4 May, 2007 with Queen Beatrix in attendance

Video


Two Poems of Bloem: Mixed Choir

Two Poems of Bloem

Twee Gedichten van Bloem | 2012
Based on poems by Dutch poet and essayist J.C. Bloem (1887-1966)

Details

Duration:
11'

Instrumentation:
4part mixed choir SATB

Based on texts by:
J.C. Bloem

Written at the request of:
The Dutch Nationaal Comité 4 en 5 mei

First performance:
During the national Dutch ceremony to commemorate the war dead on 4 May, 2007 with Queen Beatrix in attendance

Video


Sechs Rilke-Lieder

Sechs Rilke-Lieder

1998
For baritone voice and piano or for baritone and chamber orchestra

Details

Instrumentation:
version for bar pf, or: baritone and chamber orchestra 2222 2000 perc hp str (6.6.4.4.2.)

Based on texts by:
Rainer Maria Rilke

Dedicated to:
Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam and Olaf Bär

Commissioned by:
Performing Arts Fund NL

Video

Recording


Der Garten des Paracelsus

Der Garten des Paracelsus

The Garden of Paracelsus | 2012
For soprano and string quartet

Details

Duration:
3"

Instrumentation:
sopr 2vn va vc

Based on texts by:
Peter Huchel

Written for:
The Brodsky Quartet

Video

Recording


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).

Details

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

Reviews

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…