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Get ready for the WORLD CHOIR GAMES 2020 in Flanders (July 2020)!!

The following CHOIR SCORES are now available for order via the "Contact" page @ 8 euro per piece. Discounts apply for larger orders

The first pages of some of the scores can be previewed on the "Scores" page.

  1. “Ich lebe mein Leben in wachsenden Ringen…” for mixed choir (SATB), text Rainer Maria Rilke; Opus 9 number 5 (2012; 5 minutes).
  2. “The Voice”, for mixed choir (SATB) and soprano solo, text Alfred Mills Sept 1917; Opus 10 number 4 (2017; 10 minutes)
  3. 3 Rilke songs: ‘Der Panther’, ‘Die Flamingos’, ‘Papagaien-Park’, for female choir (SSA) and horn text Rainer Maria Rilke; Opus 10 number 6 (2015; 14 minutes)
  4. "Er was eens", for mixed choir (SATB) and piano text Peter Verhelst; Opus 11 number 3 (2019; 6 minutes)
  5. "Er was eens", for female choir (SSA) and piano text Peter Verhelst; Opus 11 number 3 (2019; 6 minutes)
  6. "The Spirits of the dead", for mixed choir (SATB) and bariton solo, text Edgar Allen Poe; Opus 12 nr 1 (2019; 7 minutes)
  7. "Agnus Dei", for mixed choir (SATB); Opus 12 nr 2 (2019, 4 minutes)
  8. "4 Haiku", for female choir (SSA); text Herman van Rompuy; Opus 12 nr 3 (2019, 4 minutes)
  9. "Lux Aeterna", for mixed choir (SATB) and version with string orchestra; Opus 12 nr4 (2019; 4 minutes)

ONLY ON DEMAND

  • "STABAT MATER", oratorium for mixed choir (SATB), soprano solo, mezzo-soprano solo and orchestra; Opus 10 nr1 (2012; 36 minutes)
  • "JUBILEE PSALMS", for mixed choirs (SATB) female choir (SSA), childern choir (S), soprano solo, large organ and two trumpets; Opus 10 nr3 (2019; 20 minutes)
  • The scores are published under the name ‘Buromat Scores’. The name is a tribute to my parents as Buromat refers to the name of the shop for school supplies that my parents owned and operated. Photo is +/-1955 with my father on the doorstep!

    The Stabat Mater CD is now available

    The Stabat Mater uses the Latin text but projects it to the present. This piece is not so much about the suffering of the Mother of God but the suffering of mothers in general. The starting point of the music is the loss of a child and the feelings this causes to the mother:  pain, anger, despair and finally acceptance. Whether a mother loses a child due to illness, hunger, an accident or a war situation; the suffering is universal. Unfortunately the events in 2015 and 2016 illustrate the relevance: both fanatic Syrian fighters killed in Syria and Iraq (or Paris and Brussels), as the innocent victims of attacks such as those in Paris, Brussels and throughout the Middle East, the young refugees who drowned during the hazardous crossing of the Mediterranean as well as the soldiers and police officers who were killed, they all have family that is left orphaned.

    The Stabat Mater is an oratorio for orchestra, percussion, choir and two soloists (soprano and mezzo-soprano). The soloists are Hilde Coppé and Inez Carsaw, the orchestra Arc-en-Ciel  (prepared by Tom Deneckere) and the choir Amici Cantantes under the direction of Florian Heyerick.  The evening started with a performance of four orchestral songs based on poems by Rainer Maria Rilke, for high voice.

    Click here to listen to the last 2 minutes of the Stabat Mater; life recording of 16 April 2016.

    You can take a look at the orchestral score as well.

    CD can be ordered via the "Contact" page on this website!