Ego sum vitis vera (I am the true vine) is a communion song. The beautiful text inspired the composer to create a composition with a drive and a storyline through a play between male and female choir, surrounded by flowing and natural lines and uplifting sound auras. Rhythmically, this is not an easy piece, but once the score is mastered, the fruits are all the sweeter.
Maarten Van Ingelgem (°1976) took his inspiration from the African Lamtietie Damtietie. The author of the text, Cornelis Jacob Langenhoven (1873-1932), is regarded as one of Africa’s best-known writers and, as a member of parliament, campaigned tirelessly for Afrikaans to be an official language in South Africa. The poetic text was expressed in an evocative contemporary lullaby for a children's, youth or women's choir that is not intimidated by chants and whistles. Dedicated to Ida & Ellis, daughters of Van Ingelgem.
Let down the bars, O Death! is a sensitive composition. The work reflects the sad atmosphere of the text by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886). It is a short, expressive and rather easy work that will appeal to many mixed choirs. In the compilation Songs and Song Cycles for mixed Choir a cappella on English and American poetry, published by Musikproduktion Höflich in Munich in 2013 you will find many other beautiful work by Coryn.
An accessible four-part motet written for the European Music Festival of Youth, Neerpelt in 1977.
Repleatur os meum is a fresh choral work on psalm texts for two equal voices. It was written in 1969 and used in 1970 for the European Music Festival for Young People in Pelt (EMJ) in the Wimpel series. Repleatur os meum is a choir song that can be enjoyed by both the choir and the public.
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