composer: Karel van Steenhoven
Instrumentation: treble recorder and soprano voice
Éditeur : Schott Music
Durée de la représentation: 6' 0''
Édition: Registre: soprano
24 Pages - Saddle stitching
N° d'édition : ED 20599
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The Dutch Karel van Steenhoven (*1958) has written several compositions for the renowned Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet which was co-founded by him. But he also wrote other works for the recorder: In 'Nachtzang' ('Night Song') soprano voice and alto recorder perform with each other. Van Steenhoven was inspired by a poem by Adriaan Roland Holst in which the latter describes a ritual chant. Singing voice and instrumental part are closely interlocked, other instrumentations (perhaps as recorder duet) are possible.
A recorder perpetuum mobile with a soprano 'chorale' is followed by a middle section characterized by gestures until, due to the return to the beginning, the circle is complete. A composition which demands inventiveness and the courage to experiment from both performers – with the freedom of improvisation being part of the performance.