Lara Denies is currently studying composing at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp under, among others, the tutelage of Wim Henderickx and Steven Prengels. She also takes Conducting taught by Luc Anthonis as an elective.
With the piece What is your substance, whereof are you made she won the first edition of the Composition Contest Vic Nees in 2020 (category conservatories).
In Veni Sancte Spiritus Frank Agsteribbe combines pure Gregorian chant with simple homophonic settings into a tasteful whole.
Diederik Glorieux adapted two lamentations and the closing Turkish cradle song from his work Plainte especially for our website Choral Music from Flanders to Two laments and Lullaby. He reduced the score to a mixed choir and organ so that a choir can also sing the work in other circumstances, without the specific instrumentation and the original link of the Plainte to J.S. Bach's Actus Tragicus.
With Tegen het zwijgen,Hans Helsen (born 1989) completely contradicts the expression ‘Speech is silver, silence is golden’. The text of Jos Stroobants conveys new truths: ‘Schrijf ...dat kilte ons slechts haalt en ons vermaalt tot niets wanneer we zwijgen.’ (Write ... so that the cold only gets us and grinds us to nothing when we are silent). As such, Helsen gets his female choir to sing almost continuously, with the exception of a few accurately placed resting moments. An evolving recurring motif through the various voices gives structure and credibility to composition and text content. Beautiful and interesting composition for women's choir.
This mass has no exact composition date and originated somewhere between 1450 and 1480.
Jan Van der Roost's Rorate Coeli was first published in 2009. It's an excellent work of easy to moderate difficulty.
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.
Raymond Schroyens wrote a charming song on a text by the Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759 - 1796). The soft melody roams through all voices. Meanwhile, My love is widely known among choirs at home and abroad.
Matona mia cara is a warm-blooded, promising and somewhat flat soldier song. Sometimes it is wrongly thought that this is a Maria song, but in reality it is about a soldier trying to seduce a beautiful lady.
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