Willem Wander van Nieuwkerk composer

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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

2004a Polder Winds Blowing 6’ 5 graded pieces for 4 saxophones or mixed winds ad lib.

In part arrangements of ‘Piano in the Polder’, 2002

2002a Concerto Grosso 15' small string orchestra

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

1999c Utrecht Mirror of Saints / Utrechtse Heiligenspiegel 60' (double) mixed choir, children’s choir and chamber orchestra/ string quartet; parts arranged for carillon, brass quartet and percussion
Movements: see program note

for the Monteverdi Chamber Choir, Cathedral Youth Choir, Choir of the Dom Cathedral, commissioned by Cittá della Musica, 1st perf. Utrecht, Jacobi Church

Tekst: Andries Govaart

1998b O Nederlanden 15' solo voices SSATB, recorder (also gamba), cyther (also percussion), percussion (also gamba), 5 winds, (zinc, pommer, cornetto, 2 trombones) Movements: see program note

Performed during the national celebration of the Munster Treaty (1648) 1998 in de Ridderzaal in The Hague, by Camerata Trajectina and Ensemble Oltremontano. Commissioned by the Eerste Kamer der Staten-Generaal

tekst: anoniem 17e eeuw

1997 The Vision 15' Mixed choir and orchestra

Voor Toonkunstkoor Utrecht (Utrecht Choral Society), cond. Jos Vermunt, 1st. perf. Muziekcentrum Vredenburg Utrecht
Tekst: William Blake

1995b The Lamb & The Tyger 8' Diptych for mezzosoprano and jazz orchestra (to be published)

1st perf. VPRO-Radio/IJsbreker, Amsterdam, Big Band of the Hilversum Conservatory, cond. Erik van Lier, zang: Christa Lips
Tekst: William Blake

1994b Bye Day, Bye Night! 15' children’s choir and piano (or small orchestra)

For Children’s Choir De Kickers, 1st perf. Purmerend, commissioned by the Educational Service of the Province Noord-Holland
Tekst: Mariëlle van Kilsdonk

1993-94 The Darling Buds of May 7' symf. orch. 2222 2as 211 perc, stringorchestra

For the Riciotti Ensemble, supported by the Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst

1992e Short story from a no man's land 12' flute, horn, saxes AAT, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, piano, doublebass

For De Volharding (supported by the Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst), 1st perf. Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

1985a First Things First 70’ Dance opera: three dansers, three singers, three electrical guitarists, three percussionists

1st perf.: Amsterdam, Shaffy Theater, Company
Choreography: Marjolein van Nieuwkerk

Text by the composer

1984b Very Nicely 7 Four songs for mezzo-soprano or baritone and piano (also arr. for sopr., fl., guit. / sopr., fl., guit., and harp)

Tekst: e.e. cummings’

1984a Oh-song 3 flute, saxes SAT, 2 trumpets, horn, 2 trombones, piano, double bass

1st perf. Leiden, 1984 (Orchestra De Onderste Steen)

1980-82 Debris, Soli 60' 5 singers (SAATB), 2 clarinets, trumpet, horn, trombone, 2 electric guitars, bassguitar, 2 percussion

Text: Diop, Okigbo, Ginsburg, Plath, Cummings

1976 A Dream of War 10 Voices and variable ensemble

1st perf. University of Utrecht