Vocal Music

by Jan Van Landeghem

“Four Poems for Choir” – for childrens choir or mixed choir (1986), awarded in France, ‘Florilège Musical de Tours’, 1989

“De mens bestaat” – cantate for 3 choir groups and 2 bands – Text: Anton Van Wilderode (1992-1993) 

“Een tent van tamarinde”–  (1991-1993) – songcycle for high voice and piano – awarded with the Provincial Prize of East-Flanders in 1995 

“Satermuziek” – for 4part mixed choir, vocal quartet and pian – Text: Achilles Mussche (1993) – First performance Flanders Festival, Mechelen

“Post lunam crescentem” – cantate for choir, soprano solo and instrumental ensemble – commissioned by VRT Radio 3 (1994)

“De mist verkoelt het geluid” – cycle for choi – Text: Katelijne Vander Hallen (1994)

“Sieben Trakllieder” – song cycle for tenor, stringquartet and piano – Text: Georg Trakl (1994-1995) – Recording at VRT Radio 3.

“Vier Jahreszeiten” – for high voice and piano – Text by Georg Trakl (1995), edition A. Van Kerckhoven, Brussels

“Trois Songs” – for baryton and piano – Text: Jacques Prévert (1995) -“Due canti” for male choir – Text: Giuseppi Ungaretti (1995)

“Drie erotische liedekens” – for soprano and guitar – Text: Beatrijs van Craenenbroeck (1995-1996)

“Les Heures d’après-midi” – for soprano and  clarinet quintet + piano- Text: Emile Verhaeren (1997-1998) (+piano version) commissioned by the Verhaerenkring at Sint-Amands (Belgium) – First performed under direction of the composer by Walter Boeykens Ensemble.

“Gezelle triptiek” –  (1998) for soprano/bas clarinet, b-flat clarinet (and Eb clarinet) and piano – First Prize winner at the international Gezelle Contest (Roeselare – Belgium) in May 1999

“Three Gezellesongs” – for middle voice and piano – Text: Guido Gezelle (1999)

“Costonoloi” “Our Father” for 8  tot 16-part mixed choir – a commission of Flander’s Voiced Festival, for the Dutch Chamber Choir (selected Flemish composer by the ensemble) (1999)

“Vier kleengedichtjes” – on text by Guido Gezelle (1999) for mixed choir – Consists of: “Als de ziele luistert”, “Timpe, tompe, terelink”, “‘t Was in de blijde mei” and “De snee”

“Ave Maria” – for soprano and organ (2000)

“Les tambours d’antan” please visit the Chamber Music page

“Drie kleengedichtjes” – for four equal voices (2001) – Text: Guido Gezelle

“Quand la lune danse” –  for  soprano, violin and piano – Text: Jenny Spanoghe (2003) – First performance 2005 February at Kolveniershof, Antwerp (Belgium) – Recording Pavane

“Air” – for tenor solo, violin, harp and choir – Text: Jenny Spanoghe – First performance 18th of October 2005 at Flanders Festival (Kortrijk – Belgium), led by Kurt Bikkembergs

“Opus prullewol” – song cycle for bariton and piano – Text: Rainer Maria Rilke and Clara Vanuytven (2006)

“Dyptichon” – for soprano solo, bass solo, violin solo, horn solo, percussion and choir – Text:  Dora Mahy – Commissioned by Ex Tempore and Florian Heyerick – First performance 10th of December 2006  at Byloke,  Ghent, Belgium

“Requiem for Benjamin” – for soprano solo, alt solo, hobo/english horn, violin and organ – Text: Pablo Neruda and Jenny Spanoghe (December 2006) – First performance in November 2007 at Tilburg Conservatory (The Netherlands)

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