Ruders, Poul

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Ruders, Poul (b Ringsted, 1949). Danish composer and organist. Once described himself as ‘a film composer with no film’. In several works, mus. of earlier period provides the impetus, e.g. Monteverdi's Vespers in glOriA, Vivaldi and Schubert in 1st vn. conc. Comps. incl.:OPERA: Tycho (1986).ORCH.: Capriccio Pian’ e Forte (1978); vn. conc. No.1 (1981), No.2 (1990–1); Manhattan Abstraction (1982); Thus Saw Saint John (1984); cl. conc. (1985); Jubileephony (1986); Dramaphonia, pf., orch. (1987); Monodrama, solo perc., orch. (1988); Polydrama, vc., orch. (1988); Psalmodies, gui., orch. (1989); Symphony (Himmelhoch Jauchzend—zum Tode betrübt (1989); Tundra (1990); The Second Night Shade (1991); Trapeze (1992); Gong (1992); Zenith (1992–3); Anima (vc. conc. No.2) (1993).ENS.: Wind-Drumming, wind quintet, 4 perc. (1979); 4 Compositions, fl., cl., hn., pf., str. qt., db. (1980); Diferencias, fl., cl., vib., gui., pf., vn., vc. (1980); Greeting Concertino, hn., cornet, tb., perc., pf., vn., vc., db. (1982); 4 Dances in One Movement, small ens. (1983); Break-Dance, pf., 2 tpt., 3 tb. (1984); Corpus cum Figuris (1985); Nightshade, fl., ob., bcl., hn., tb., perc., pf., vn., db. (1987); Second Set of Variations, ens. (1994–5).SOLO VOICE(S) & INSTRS.: Pestilence Songs, sop., gui., pf. (1975); The City in the Sea, cont., orch. (1990); The Bells, sop., chamber ens. (1993).CHORUS & ORCH.: glOriA, ch., brass (1981); 3 Motets (1981–8).CHAMBER MUSIC: str. qts. No.2 (1979), No.3 (Motet) (1979); Vox in Rama, cl., elec. vn., pf. (1983); Regime, 3 perc. (1984); Tattoo for Three, cl., vc., pf. (1984); Cembal d'amore, hpd., pf. (1986); Throne, cl., pf. (1988).SOLO INSTR.: Bravour-Studien, vc. (1976); Cha Cha Cha, perc. (1981); Alarm, perc. (1983); Tattoo for One, cl. (1984); Variations, vn. (1989); Towards the Precipice, perc. (1990); Psalmodies Suite, gui. (1990); Air with Changes, hp. (1993).KEYBOARD: Requiem, org. (1968); pf. Sonatas: No.1 (Dante Sonata) (1970), No.2 (1982); 7 Recitatives, pf. (1977); 13 Postludes, pf. (1988); Star-Prelude and Love Fugue, pf. (1990); De profundis, 2 pf., perc. (1990).