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Bois, Rob du

Bois, Rob du

Bois, Rob du, Dutch composer; b. Amsterdam, May 28, 1934. He had piano lessons as a child, and then studied law. Bois was mainly audodidact as a composer.


orch.:Piano Concerto (1960; rev. 1968); Cercle for Piano, 9 Winds, and Percussion (1963); Simultaneous (1965); Breuker Concerto for 2 Clarinets, 4 Saxophones, and 21 String Players (1968); A Flower Given to My Daughter (1970); Le Concerto pour Hrisanide for Piano and Orch. (1971); Allegro for Strings (1973); 3 pezzi (1973); Suite No. 1 (1973); Violin Concerto (1975); Skarabee (1977); Zodiak for Various Instruments (1977); Concerto for 2 Violins and Orch. (1979); Sinfonia da camera for Wind Orch. (1980); My Daughter’s Flower for Brass Band (1982); Luna for Alto Flute and Orch. (1987–88); Elegia for Oboe d’Amore and Strings (1995; also for Oboe d’Amore, Violin, Viola, and Cello, 1980). chamber: 4 string quartets (1960–90); 7 pastorales: No. 1 for Oboe, Clarinet, and Harp (1960; rev. 1969), No. 2 for Recorder, Flute, and Guitar (1963; rev. 1969), No. 3 for Clarinet, Bongos, and Double Bass (1963; rev. 1969), No. 4 for Guitar (1963), No. 5 for String Quartet (1964; rev. 1966), No. 6 for Piano (1964), and No. 7 for Recorder (1964); Trio for Flute, Oboe, and Clarinet (1961); Rondeaux per deux for Piano and Percussion (1962; 2nd series for Piano, 4-Hands, and Percussion, 1964); 3 Pieces for Flute, Oboe, and Cello (1962); Chants et contrepoints for Wind Quintet (1962); Espaces à remplir for 11 Musicians (1963); Oboe Quartet (1964); 7 Bagatelles for Flute and Piano (1964); String Trio (1967); Musica per quattro for Horn, 2 Trumpets, and Trombone (1967); Rounds for Clarinet and Piano (1967); Ranta Music for Percussionist (1968); Musique d’atelier for Clarinet, Trombone, Cello, and Piano (1968); Enigma for Flute, Bass

Clarinet, Piano, and Percussion (1969); Trio agitato for Horn, Trombone, and Tuba (1969); Reflexions sur le jour ou Pérotin le Grand ressuscitera for Wind Quintet (1969); Polonaise for a Pianist and a Percussionist (1971); Fusion pour deux for Bass Clarinet and Piano (1971); The Dog Named Boo Has a Master Called Lobo for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano (1972); Because It Is for 4 Clarinets (1973); The 18th of June, Springtime, and Yet Already Summer for 4 Saxophones (1974); Melody for Bass Clarinet and String Quartet (1974); Springtime for Piano and Wind Instruments (1978); His Flow of Spirits is Something Wonderful for Piano and Wind Instruments (1978); Elegia for Oboe d’Amore, Violin, Viola, and Cello (1980; also for Oboe d’Amore and String Orch., 1995); 2 violin sonatas (1980, 1992); Hyperion for Clarinet, Horn, Viola, and Piano (1984); Das Liebesverbot for 4 Wagner Tubas (1986); Symphorine for Flute (1987); Thalatta, thalatta for 4 Bass Flutes (1987); Vertiges for Double Bass and Wind Ensemble (1987); Fünf for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon (1996); Fleeting for Clarinet Ensemble (1997).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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