Willem Wander van Nieuwkerk composer

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2016h Aan de Bruid (*To the Bride*) 13 min ca. Five Ingmar Heytze poems for mezzo-soprano, violin, clarinet, viola and cello

Written for the Arto Ensemble: Rosina Fabius (mezzo-soprano), Nancy Braithwaite (clarinet), Amarins Wierdsma (violin), Prunella Pacey (viola), Guus Fabius (cello)to celebrate 20 years of Kromme Rijn Concerten.

The composer and the Arto Ensemble gratefullt aknowledge the financial support of the Elise Mathilde Fonds, the KF Hein Fonds and the Provinciaal Utrechts Genootschap voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen (PUG).

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2016g Super Suite 35 min Suite in seven parts for clarinet and string quartet

For the Bennewitz Quartet and Harry-Imre Dijkstra

2016f Super 'Pange, lingua' 5'20 Clarinet and string quartet

For the Bennewitz Quartet and Harry-Imre Dijkstra

2016e Super 'Dies' 5 Clarinet and string quartet

For the Bennewitz Quartet and Harry-Imre Dijkstra

2016d Super 'Victimae' 6'30 Clarinet and string quartet

For the Bennewitz Quartet and Harry-Imre Dijkstra

2016a Super 'Spiritus' 1'40 Clarinet and string quartet

For the Bennewitz Quartet and Harry-Imre Dijkstra.

2015d Planctus super 'Jusques à quand' (Ps.13) 5'19 Clarinet and string quartet

For the Bennewitz Quartet and Harry-Imre Dijkstra.

Part of a projected Super Suite (working title), seven dance pieces over liturgical hymns.

2015c Super 'Mitten wir im Leben sind' 4'20 clarinet and string quartet

For the Bennewitz Quartet and Harry-Imre Dijkstra.

Part of the projected Super Suite (working title), seven pieces based on hymns.

2015b Super 'Stella' 3'52 Clarinet, two violins, viola and cello

for the Bennevitz Quartet and Harry-Imre Dijkstra

2015a String Quartet 'Moravian Souls' 21 min. ca Two violins, viola, cello

Written for the Škampa Quartet

2014c Deep River - funk version 4 min. low mezzo-soprano or alto, two violins, viola, cello, double bass and percussion

written for singer Nora Fisher and Fuse, première Concertgebouw, Tracks Thankgiving concerts November 26 & 27 2014

2014b Zarabanda 5'30 Violin solo

Written for Rosanne Philippens. She played the first performance on September 8, 2014 in the Kammermusiksaal of the Hochschule für Musik, Freiburg.

2014a Two Lyrical Dances 10'30 for cello and piano

for Mascha van Nieuwkerk

2013a Sonata 'Deep River' 25 min. ca Violin and piano

Written for the Duo Philippens & Van Nieuwkerk.
Commissioned by the Stichting Slotconcerten Zeist.

Financially supported by the Stichting Slotconcerten Zeist, the Municipality Zeist and the Van Veenendaal-Bot Foundation

First performance on March 24, 2013 at the Slot Zeist.

2012c Deep River Dancing 4 min. String orchestra, marimba & percussion

Based on different versions of Deep River, the well know ‘Negro spiritual’, written for the Fusion String Ensemble Fuse

2009a Piano trio 'De tout mon coeur' 25 min. ca Trio for piano, violin and cello

For the Atlantic Trio (Bas Verheijden, piano, Vegard Nilsen, violin, Ansfried Plat, cello)

2008c Serenade for little x 1 min. 32 Violin, cello, piano

For Giuseppina Carolina Benders (born 29 september 2008)

2008b Due Scherzi 10 min. ca 2 violins, 2 violas, violoncello

An arrangment for string quintet of two movements of my guitar quintet Over the Water, for young violin player Lisa Jacobs and her ensemble.

2007c 'Over the Water' for guitar and string quartet 24 min ca. Guitar Quintet / guitar and string quartet: guitar, two violins, viola and cello

For Tom Kerstens & the G+ Ensemble, with financial support of the ThuisKopie Fonds

2007a1 Over the Water ca.2 min cello & piano (or violin, or recorder, and piano)

For Saskia & Maarten Coolen

2006b The Kiss 3' ca. string quartet
a version for small string ensemble will follow soon

For Coosje Wijzenbeek, from Mascha & Willem Wander van Nieuwkerk

2006a score for 'The Birdwatcher' 11' Pianoquartet (violin, viola, cello, piano)

Music for ‘The Birdwatcher’, television shortplay directed by Ellen Blom, written by Sanne Vogel & Ellen Blom after an idea of Ellen Blom.

2005 Three Dance Capriccio's 12 min Violin and piano

Written for the Duo Philippens - Van Nieuwkerk, commissioned by violin paedagogue Coosje Wijzenbeek with Financial support of the Dutch Performing Arts Fund.

2004c Trio 17' violin, clarinet, piano

Commissioned by the Bartók Trio (Marta Abraham, Nancy Braithwaite, Bas Verheijden), financially supported by the ThuisKopiefonds.
1st perf. November 2004, Kromme Rijn Concerts, Dutch Reformed Church, Bunnik.

2004b Sic accensa profatur (Dido's Complaint) 7' Song for soprano, accompanied by violin and piano

For prof. dr. Daan den Hengst, commissioned by the University of Amsterdam’s Dept. of Classical Studies.

Tekst: Vergil, Aenid IV 362 - 392

2003b Simple Suite 6’ string ensemble: violins 1 &2, viola, cellos 1 & 2

Four graded pieces. Also in a version for violins 1,2, & 3 with cello (or double bass)

2003a Kalenda Maya 10' String Quartet
  1. Pavane
  2. Estampida

For the young Giocondo Kwartet, commissioned by Coosje Wijzenbeek, 1st perf. Copenhagen 2003, Dutch Ambassy

The audio clip features the first half of the first movement.

2002b Piano Quintet 17' 2 violins, viola, cello and piano

1st perf. Zuoz, Switserland, August 2002
Commissioned by mrs. Nancy Chumanchenco, director of Margess International of Switzerland

2002a Concerto Grosso 15' small string orchestra

Commissioned by the Constantijn Youth String Orchestra, cond. Roeland Robert.

2001 Little Swiss Fantasy 2’42” Four violins

1st perf. Tarasp (Swiss, Unter-Engadin), November 1, 2001

Commissioned by Margess International International of Switzerland for RadioDiffusion Suisse

1998a Trio 15' Clarinet or viola, cello and piano

Commissioned by the Dutch Association for Amateur music

1995-96 Rare Haren (Hair Cut Crazy ) 45' short pieces for bassclarinet, violin and piano (not yet published)

music for children’s dance theater

1987 Adagio, non adagio 7' Variable trio: oboe (or violin or altorecorder), horn (or bassoon or cello) and harpsichord (or piano).

For Trio La Luna