Bank, Jacques, Dutch composer; b. Borne, April 18, 1943. He studied with Jos Kunst and Ton de Leeuw at the Amsterdam Cons., graduating in 1974. In 1989 he received the Matthijs Vermeulen Prize of Amsterdam.
Blind Boy Fuller I for Recorder, Piano, and Optional Voice, being a recording of Thousand Women Blues, sung by Blind Boy Fuller in 1940 in Chicago (1966); The Memoirs of a Cyclist for 2 Recorders (1967–70); Emcée for Voices (1969); Put Me on My Bike I for Baritone, Recorder, and Chorus (1971); Fan It for Orch. (1973); Song of Sitting Bull for Recorder Player possessing a Baritone Voice and Organ (1974); Monk’s Blues for Piano, 14 Voices, and 12 Winds (1974); Die Ouwe (The Old One) for Bass Recorder, Bass Clarinet, and Piano (1975); Thomas for the recorded Voice of poet Dylan Thomas reading his Lament, and 19 Instruments (1975); Pathétique for Orch. (1976); Lied for Countertenor or Mezzo-soprano, Clavichord or Harpsichord, 2 Percussion Players, 2 Violins, Viola, and Cello (1976); Mezmer-ized for Mezzo-soprano or Tenor, 3 Trumpets, 3 Percussion Players, and Piano (1977); Alexandras Concerto for Piano and Orch. (1978); Muziek voor een slaapstad for Chorus and Orch. (1979); Recorders, concerto for Recorder, Strings, and Percussion (1981); Coda for Chorus and Orch. (1983); Requiem voor een levende for Narrator, Chorus, and Chamber Ensemble (1985); Een tanthologie, opera (1986–87); Episodes de la vie d’un artiste for Soloists, Boy’s Chorus, Mixed Chorus, and Orch. (1992-93; Rotterdam, June 11, 1994); Fred Walking Badger and Aaron Rivers are Missing for Reciter and Ensemble (1995); Een bevroren trompet in Helsinki for Chorus and Piccolo Trumpet (1996); Some Terrible Secret for Bass Clarinet and Marimba (1997).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire