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.
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.
Vecchie letrose is a villanscha. Willaert wrote fifteen of these kind of songs. Vecchie letrose is still very popular. Since it is very short, it is usually sung several times in succession, sometimes interspersed with instrumental versions. The text is spoken/sung by a lover who makes fun of the envious old women, under whose care the girl in love is placed.
A simple five-part motet as a vocal thanksgiving.
The Missa Nubentium - in nubes progredientium was written for the wedding of his daughter Tineke: Mass for those who marry, advancing in the clouds.
Spring by Noah Thys is an excerpt from Seasonal Snapshots: Japanese Haiku Cycle for mixed choir SAATBB on English translations of haikus by Japanese poets throughout history. The complete cycle consists of 5 parts; in addition to the seasons, the night is also sung about. You can already get to know the third part on Koorklank.
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