The Ballade des Proverbes is a summary of slogans, even proverbs, which together form a poem. De Nef deliberately opted for an instrumentation for baritone and bass in the male voices to make up for the unfortunately common shortage of tenors.
Paul Schollaert turned 80 in 2020. He wrote Lied aan de Zee from the Ensorcantata in July 1984 on the occasion of the annual music week in Ronse with the Ostend choirs Muzeschuit (children's choir), Camerata Ostendia (like-minded women's choir) and Ter Duinenkantorij (mixed choir of mainly parents of the children and young people from the two other groups).
This beautiful five-part chanson was first published in 1544.
Simple two-part piece with organ that can be performed solo or with a choir.
The original version of Fruit salad for the choir is in Dutch: discover Fruitsla voor het koor here.
In this work, the text invites the listeners to praise God: Laudate Dominum. De Monte puts on a double choir that provides joy and festivity through the driving alternation.
Benoit wrote his opus 1 in the year that he obtained a first prize at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. It became a double choir Ave Maria with divisi in the male voices.
This is perhaps Waelrant's best-known work. It is very popular with choirs in Flanders and the Netherlands.
A tasteful simple three-part setting of one of the 150 Souterliedekens.
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