A simple five-part motet as a vocal thanksgiving.
Almost all works by Hayne Van Ghizeghem are three-part pieces. The chanson Allez regrets was so popular in late 15th century Europe that it appears in no fewer than 25 separate sources. The chansons were used as source material in many later works by other composers.
This is perhaps Waelrant's best-known work. It is very popular with choirs in Flanders and the Netherlands.
Au commencement was written for De Tweede Adem (2nd Breath) under the direction of Maarten Van Ingelgem. Comment le monde fut créé d'une goutte de lait is a creation story of the Fulani, people who live in Mali, among others. As the composition shows, milk is central in their culture.
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.
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.
Beata viscera was written in 2005 for the choral scores we published with the magazine Stemband of Koor&Stem. It is an easy and appealing composition in which all voices are assigned an interesting line.
Norbert Rosseau wrote about six masses. This Missa in honorem spiritus sancti is dedicated to Noel Van Wambeke and Pros Goethals, the conductors of the cathedral choir in Ghent. This work is in Latin, later Rosseau would also write church music for them in Dutch.
With Domine Deus in simplicitate, Ludo Claesen takes us to Gregorian chant. The beginning of the composition refers to the original melody of the Gregorian hymn. Claesen does not literally copy the melody line, but retains the idea behind the practice: the melismatic singing or in other words, the singing of several notes on a syllable.
Paul Steegmans wrote a simple religious work: Ego sum panis, suitable for liturgy or concert.
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