Manneke, Daan

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Manneke, Daan

Manneke, Daan, Dutch composer, organist, conductor, and teacher; b. Kruiningen, Nov. 7, 1939. He received training in organ from H. Houët and Louis Toebosch, and in composition from Jan van Dijk at the Brabant Cons. in Tilburg (1963–67). He completed his training in organ with Kamiel d’Hooghe in Brussels and in composition with Ton de Leeuw in Amsterdam. In 1972 he became a teacher at the Sweelinck Cons. in Amsterdam. He also was founder-conductor of the Cappella Breda chamber choir. In 1977 he was awarded the Fonteyn Tuynhout Prize and in 1999 the Culture Prize of the province of Noord Brabant.


dramatic: Opera: De passie van Johannes Mattheus Lanckohr (1977); Jules, chamber opera (1988). orch.:4 Sonatas (1972); Sine nome for 3 Instrumental Groups (1972); Motet for Orch. of Renaissance Instruments (1975); 2 sinfonias (1975, 1982); En passant for Small Orch. (1977); Ruimten for Strings (1978); Babel for 6 Orchs. (1985); Organum II (1986; also for Organ as Organum); Archipel V: Les ponts for Wind Orch. and Men’s Chorus ad libitum (1992); Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1997; also for Organ, 1996). chamber:Chiasma for Piano Quartet (1970); Walking in Fog Patches for Wind Quintet (1971); Jeux for Flute (1971); Plein jeu for Brass Quintet (1972); Stages III for Variable Ensemble (1972); Diaphony for Geoffrey for Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, and Piano (1973); Ordre for 4 Recorders (1976); Clair obscur for Recorder and Organ (1978; also for Piano and Harpsichord); Vice versa for 5 Instruments (1979); Ramificazioni for Piano Trio (1979); Wie ein Hauch...(eine kleine Nachtmusik) for Flute (1979); Gesti for Clarinet (1979; also for Bass Tuba or Bass Trombone); Rondeau for Percussion (1979); Gestures for Bass Clarinet and Marimba (1981); Archipel II for Viola, Cello, and Double Bass (1985) and III for Guitar (1987); Arc for String Quartet (1994); Van tijd tot tijd for 5 Recorders (1998). Organ: Diaspora(1969); Pneoo (1979); Organum (1986; also for Orch. as Organum II); Offertoire sue les grands jeux (1996); Symphonies of Winds (1996; also for Wind Instruments, 1997). vocal:Qui iustus est, iustificetur adhuc, cantata for Chorus, Clarinet, Trombone, Electric Guitar, and Percussion (1970); 3 Times for Chorus and Orch. (1975); Job for Baritone/Reciter, Men’s Chorus, 4 Brasses, and 3 Percussionists (1976); Chants and Madrigals for Chorus (1980); Trans for Chorus and 8 Instruments (1982); Messe de Notre Dame for Chorus (1986); Plenum for Chorus and Orch. (1989); Messa di voce for Soprano and Organ (1990; also for Chorus and Organ, 1992, and for Women’s Chorus and Organ, 1992); Topos for Vocal Ensemble (1995); Vonjmem for Soprano and Ensemble (1997); Leçons de ténèbres for Men’s Chorus (1998); songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire