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).


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

2013b Danse Macabre 8 min. Mezzo-soprano, tenor saxophone and marimba

Written for Karin Strobos (mezzo-soprano) and the Duo Sax & Stix (Eva van Grinsven, saxophone and Ramon Lormans, percussion)

Premiere: Amsterdam, Grachtenfestival, August 25 2013 in the Compagnietheater.
text: W.H. Auden

2011b Mein Kind, wir waren Kinder, zwei Kinder klein und froh... 3 min. Song for (mezzo)soprano, baritone and piano

Two-part version of a one-part original

Text: Heinrich (Harry) Heine

2010 Bergidylle 25 min. ca soprano, clarinet and piano
Text: Heinrich Heine

Narrative song cycle in three movements for soprano, clarinet and piano on three poems ‘Aus der Harzreise’ (1824) by Heinrich Heine

Written for the Trio Amare: Sabine Wuethrich, soprano, Céleste Zewald, clarinet, Daniel Kramer, piano.
Written with financial support of the trio itself.

2009b Mein Kind, wir waren Kinder, zwei Kinder klein und froh... 3 min. Song for (mezzo)soprano and piano

For Mascha, Thierry and the members of Winfried

Text: Heinrich (‘Harry’) Heine

2006d The Lamb & The Tyger 8' Chamber choir SATB

Arrangement for mixed chamber choir of The Lamb & The Tyger for female choir (1999b), originally written for ‘Klein Vrouwenkoor Orpheus’, cond. Albert Wissink

tekst: William Blake

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

1999d Tiny Web ad lib. Canon for 4 voices

text: W.W. van Nieuwkerk

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

1999b The Lamb & The Tyger 8' Diptych for female choir/ mixed (youth)choir
1. The Lamb
2. The Tyger

for ‘Klein Vrouwenkoor Orpheus’, cond. Albert Wissink

tekst: William Blake

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

1995a Hymnen 15' choir SATB

for the choir of St. Caecilia’s Church, Houten, cond. Evert Wachter, commissioned by the Dutch Saint Gregory Foundation

Text: 5 Latin liturgical texts

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

1992d Do not go gentle into that good night 4' male choir 2-4 voices ad lib

For the Canoldir Male Choir, 1st perf. Wales, Presteigne Festival

Tekst: Dylan Thomas

1992c Motetus X 9' Male choir

Commissioned by SNK/Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst (with ‘Do not go gentle’)

Text: Shakespeare

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’

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