Willem Wander van Nieuwkerk composer

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2016c I look o'er Yander 9 min two recorder quintets (SATTB - ATTB,GB) and optional alto recorder soloist

Written for the Lyme Regis Recorder Courses 2016

2012b The Bridal Kiss 4 min. Recorder quartet T-T-B-GB

Scenes from a Jewish wedding ritual, with Klezmer influences.

Published by Tre Fontane.

2012a Ludwig was here (wasn't he)... 4 min. ca. Alto recorder and piano

This is the version for recorder and piano of the 3rd movement of my duo sonata for violin and piano. Published by Edition Tre Fontane.

A midi version of the piano (for practising purpose) is available.

2011a Stamping Ground (for Angels) 4 min.ca Recorder quartet SATB

Based on the estampita Tre Fontane, and dedicated to Edition Tre Fontane (Heida Vissing and Ronald Brox), Münster, Germany, in celebration of their 10th anniversary.

A recording by the Flanders Recorder Quartet, together with Catch (an Angel) and Kadanza has appeared in the fall of 2012.


2008a From near and from afar 12 min. Carillon and recorder player at a distance (treble renaissance and alto baroque recorders)

Written for Arie Abennes and Saskia Coolen, commissioned and funded by the Utrecht Carillon Society as part of the celebration of their eightieth birthday.

2007b Recorders Without Borders ca. 5 min Recorders A(A,T) T(T,B)BB ad lib.

Four graded pieces for recorder quartet or sextet ad lib.

Published by Edition Tre Fontane, Münster.

2007a2 Over the Water 2 min. tenor recorder and piano

for Sas and Mas
…who both came from ‘over the water’.
Published by Tre Fontane

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

For Saskia & Maarten Coolen

2006c Catch (an Angel) 60 sec. Recorders SAAT

For Brisk Recorder Quartet at its 20th anniversary.

First performance in Paris, September 23 2006, at the Institut Neérlandais.

1999a The Water-Call 8' Recorders SSATBB, harp (or 2 guitars)

for the Praetorius Ensemble, cond. Norbert Kunst, premiere: Utrecht 1999

1996b Theatre Tango 4' Recorders ATBB

Originally part of incidental music for ‘Groeten uit zee’ (Greetings from the Sea) 1996a

1996a Groeten uit zee (een muzikale vertelling) [Greetings from the Sea; a musical narrative] 40' narrator/singer, 4 recorderplayers with various recorders, harp

For Brisk Recorder Kwartet Amsterdam, 1st perf. Haarlem, Concertgebouw

Produced by David Prins, voice: Maureen Sariparnussa, commissioned by North-Holland Philharmonic Orchestra’s Educational Service and the Provinc Noord- Holland, financially supported by the ThuisKopie Fonds.
Tekst: Joke van Leeuwen

1994a Voci, voci 9' (tenor)recorder

for Peter Holtslag, 1st perf. Amsterdam, IJsbreker

1993 Bye bye, blues (C-U, Jesus) 4' Renaissance recorders ATB

for La Fontegara Amsterdam, with support of the Pro Musis Foundation
1st perf. Germany, Münster 1993

1992b Intro 3' 2 recorders

Incidental music for the folk play ‘Fulco the Minstrel’ IJsselstein 1992

1991d The Party 7' Recorders SATB/SATB

Commissioned by SONBU (supported by the Fonds voor de Schepppende Toonkunst), 1st perf. Open Dutch Recorder Days 1992, Utrecht

1991b Quartet 17' Renaissance recorders ATBB
Movements: I - II (poco largo) - III - IV (coda)

for Brisk Recorder Quartet Amsterdam; 1st perf. at the Warwick Festival (UK) 1992

1989b Kadanza 2'30 renaissance recorders STB

1st perf. Münster, Germany, by La Fontegara Amsterdam

1988-89 Blocks / Blokken 60' mezzosoprano, renaissance recorders (SS, S, A (in G), T, B, Cb, one player) two percussionists, tape

1st perf. Amsterdam, Frascati by Stichting Recorders, commissioned by the Amsterdam Arts Council

Text: Plath, Auden, Yeats

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

1986 So Tear 16' Three renaissance recorders

Written for La Fontegara Amsterdam, 1st perf. Venlo, Museum Van Bommel Van Dam