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Louis Andriessen

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Grawemeyer Award (2011) – La Commedia


Compositions for Winds:

Signs and Symbols (2016) for 13 Winds, 11 Brass, Piano, Timpani, Percussion

Anaïs Nin (monodrama, text by Anaïs Nin) (2009–10) for amplified female jazz voice, 2 clarinets (1st + contrabass clarinet, soprano saxophone, 2nd + bass clarinet, alto saxophone), French horn, trumpet, amplified violin, double bass, piano, percussion, film (by the composer)

Christiaan Andriessens uitzicht op de Amstel (Christiaan Andriessen’s view on the river Amstel) (2009) for 2 Flutes, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Soprano Sax, Trumpet, Horn, 2 Trombones, Tuba, Percussion, Electric Guitar, Bass, Piano/Synthesizer

De Opening (2005) for 3 ensembles (French Horn, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones; 5 Winds, 4 Brass, Harp, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Bass, Piano, Accordion, 3 Percussion; 5 Winds, 4 Brass, Harp, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Bass, Piano, Harmonium, 3 Percussion)

RUTTMANN Opus II, III, IV (2003) for Flute, 3 Saxophones, French horn, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Bass, Piano

Fanfare, to start with (2002) for 6 groups of Horns

Passeggiata in tram in America e ritorno (text by Dino Campana) (2001) for Female Jazz Voice, Flute, French Horn, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Amplified Violin, Double Bass, Piano (version of multimedia work)

La Passione (text by Dino Campana) (2000–02) for Female Jazz Voice, Violin, Small Orchestra (7 Winds, 7 Brass, Electric Guitar, Cimbalom, 2 Pianos, Synthesizer, 2 Percussion, 3 Violins, Bass Guitar)

Passeggiata in Tram in America e Ritorno (1999/rev. 2001) for I Flute, 3 Horns, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Piano, Violin (amplified), Bass

De Herauten (The Heralds) (1997) for 6 Trumpets, 3 Horns, 3 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani

M is for Man, Music, Mozart (1991) (texts by the composer, Jeroen van der Linden, Peter Greenaway) for Female Jazz Voice, Flute (+ Piccolo), Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, French Horn, 3 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Bass Trombone, Bass, Piano (concert version of TV production, with one additional song)

De Stijl (texts by M. H. J. Schoenmaekers, Mme. van Domselaer-Middelkoop [may be spoken in Dutch or English]) (1984-85) for Female Speaker, 4 Amplified Female Voices, Amplified Ensemble (3 Flutes, 2 Alto Saxophones, 2 Tenor Saxophones, Baritone Saxophone/2 Baritone Saxophones, 4 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, 2 Bass Trombones, 2 Electric Guitars, Bass ad libitum, Bass Guitar, Piano, Electric Piano, off-stage Upright Piano, Synthesizer, 2 Percussion) (section of De Materie; may be performed separately as a concert work)

Hymne to the Memory of Darius Milhaud (1974, revised 2006) for Small Orchestra (Winds, Brass, Piano, Bass) (also version for orchestra [8 winds, 9 brass, piano, strings], (1978)

De Staat (text by Plato) (1972–76) for 2 Sopranos, 2 Mezzo-Sopranos, 4 Oboes (3rd, 4th + English horn), 4 French horns, 4 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Bass Trombone, 2 Harps, 2 Electric Guitars, 4 Violas, Bass guitar, 2 Pianos (also version for 2 pianos)

Monuments of the Netherlands (1975) for Symphonic Band

Worker’s Union (1975) for any loud sounding group of instruments (!)

Symfonieën der Nederlanden (1974) for 2 or more Symphonic Bands (minimum 32 players)

Il Principe (1974) for 2 Choirs and Wind Ensemble. 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 3 Trumpets, 1 Tuba, Piano, Electric Gass Guitar

Amsterdam Vrij (1973) for Winds, Brass

On Jimmy Yancey (1973) for Flute, 2 Alto Saxophones, Tenor Saxophone, French horn, Trumpet, 3 Trombones, Bass, Piano

Voor Sater (1973) for Winds, Brass

De Volharding (1972) for 3 Saxophones, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Piano

Dat gebeurt in Vietnam (1972) for Winds, Brass

Spektakel (1970) for Improvisational Ensemble (Saxophone [+ Bass Clarinet], Viola, Bass Guitar, Electronic Organ [+ Piano], Percussion [or other instruments]), small orchestra (12 winds, 4 French horns, 6 percussion)

Contra tempus (1968) for 3 Flutes, 3 Oboes, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, 2 Percussion, 2 Pianos, 4 Violas, 2 synthesizers ad libitum

Ittrospezione III (Concept I) (1964) for Pianos, Clarinet, Saxophone, French horn, 3 Trombones, Guitar, Bass, Percussion