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Booren, Jo van den

Booren, Jo van den

Booren, Jo van den, Dutch composer; b. Maastricht, March 14, 1935. He studied trumpet with Marinus Komst and composition with Kees van Baaren and Klaus Huber.


Orch.:Suite dionysienne for English Horn and String Orch. (1963–64); Capriccio for Brass Orch. (1968); 3 syms.: No. 1, Sinfonia jubilata (1975), No. 2 (1983), and No. 3, Short Symphony (1987); Display for Saxophone Quartet and Symphonic Band (1986); Passage (1987); Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orch. (1989); Rofena for Wind Orch. (1990); Flute Concerto (1991); Organ Concerto (1991); 2 violin concertos: No. 1 for Violin and Brass Band (1992) and No. 2 for Violin and String Orch. (1993); Cirkels I for Accordion Orch. (1993) and II for Wind Band and String Orch. (1993); Double Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Orch. (1998); La soledad sonara (1999; also for Organ, 1996). Chamber: Trio for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon (1960); Sonata for 3 Clarinets (1962); Estremi for Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Cello (1967); Spectra for Wind Quintet (1967); Spiel I for Oboe and Electronic Sound (1969); Strofa I for Cello (1969), II for Trumpet (1970), and III for Horn (1972); Equilibrio for Flute (1970); Ballade for Oboe (1971); Intrada Festiva for 4 Horns, 4 Trumpets, and 4 Trombones (1971); Akirob for Flute, Violin, and Viola (1972); Potpourri 1973 for Brass Quintet (1973); 3 flute quartets (1978, 1980, 1980); Sextet for 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoon, and 2 Horns (1987); Sonata for Solo Violin (1988); Meditazione I (1990; rev. 1994), II (1994), and III (1996) for Ensemble; Discourse and Reflection for 4 Trombones (1993); Primavera for Oboe, Violin, and Piano (1994); Askesis for Piano (1995); Cyberphony No. 1 for Loudspeakers (1996); La soledad sonara for Organ (1996; also for String Orch., 1999).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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