Schuyt, Nico(laas)

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Schuyt, Nico(laas)

Schuyt, Nico(laas), Dutch composer; b. Alkmaar, Jan. 2, 1922; d. Amsterdam, Jan. 25, 1992. He received training from Jacob van Domselaer (piano and harmony), Eberhard Rebling (piano), and Willem Hijstek (theory) before completing his studies with Bertus van Lier (composition; 1949–52). From 1964 he was active with Donemus in Amsterdam.

Works

orch.: Concerto for Youth Orch. (1952–53); Réveil (1955); Corteggio (1958); Sinfonia divertente for Small Orch. (1958); Sonatina for Youth Chamber Orch. (1961); Sonata (1964); Discorsi capricciosi for Small Orch. (1965); Hymnus for Small Orch. (1966); Greetings from Holland for Small Orch. (1970); Quasi in modo de valzer (1973); Discorsi, discorsi… for Wind Orch. (1979); Festa seria (1980); Down to the Shades (1985; rev. 1986); Discorsi ariosi for Wind Orch. (1988). CHAMBER : Sonata a tre for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano (1953–54); 5 Dramatic Nocturnes for Flute and Piano (1954); Quatuor de ballet for Clarinet, Trumpet, Percussion, and Piano (1962); De belevenissen van Strip-Thijs for Clarinet, Trumpet, Percussion, and Piano (1962); Allegro and Passacaglia for Violin and Piano (1965); Alla notturna for 2 Oboes, Oboe d’Amore, and English Horn (1971); Furies for 4 for Piano Quartet (1975); Atalanta for Flute, Violin, Cello, and Harp (1986); piano music. VOCAL : Arkadia for Mezzo-soprano, Viola, and Cello (1966); Naar de maan (To the Moon) for Women’s Chorus, Mixed Chorus, and Orch. (1967–68).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire