Strategier, Herman, Dutch composer, organist, and teacher; b. Arnhem, Aug. 10, 1912; d. Doorwerth, Oct. 26, 1988. He studied music with his father, a church organist, and with H. Andriessen. He succeeded his father as organist at St. Walpurgis at Arnhem in 1935, but the church was destroyed in war action in 1944. He taught at the Inst. for Catholic Church Music in Utrecht (1939–63); also taught there at the Cons. and at the Univ., and likewise at the Univ. of Rotterdam. He was notable mainly as a composer of liturgical music of the Roman Catholic rite.
ORCH.: Divertimento for Strings and 4 Winds (1937); Flute Concerto (1943); Haarlem-suite (1945–47); Ramirosuite (1946); Piano Concerto (1947–48); Sym. No. 1 (1949); Clarinet Concertino (1950); Musique pour faire plaisir for Strings (1950); Intrada sinfonica (1954); Rondo giocoso (1955); Rapsodia elegiaca (1956); Turandot-suite (1956); Kadullen Varieties for Flute, Bassoon, and Strings (1958); Triptych for Piano and Wind Orch. (1960); Accordion Concerto (1969); Concertante Speelmuziek for Flute, Bassoon, and Orch. (1970); Intrada festiva (1976); Sonatine (1978); Basset Horn Concerto (1981); Cassation (1983). CHAMBER : 3 string quartets (1935, 1936, 1937); 3 pieces for Oboe and String Quartet (1937); Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet (1951); Suite for Harp (1961); Quartet for Flute, Violin, Viola, and Cello (1968); Curven for Accordion and String Quartet (1970); Divertissement for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon (1970); Suite for Piano and Harpsichord (1973); Piano Trio (1974); Sonata da camera for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano (1978); 5 Pieces for Harp (1986). keyboard: piano: Suite for Piano, 4-Hands (1945); Sonata (1948); Sonatina (1951); Tema con variazioni for Piano, 4-Hands (1952); Elegie (1954); 4 pièces brèves for Piano, 4-Hands (1973); 3 Speelmuziekjes (1974); 6 études (1974); Zes preludes (1986). organ: Preludium, Intermezzo and Theme with Variations (1939); Ritornello capriccioso (1944); Toccatina (1951); Chaconne (1955); Voluntary (1975). VOCAL: Stabat Mater for Chorus and Small Orch. (1939); Septem cantica for Mezzo-soprano and Piano (1941); 4 Drinkleideren for Baritone and Orch. (1945); Van der mollenfeeste old ballad for Chorus and Small Orch. (1947–48); Henric van Veldeke for Narrator, Baritone, and Orch. (1952); 5 Minneliederen for Middle Voice, Flute, and Small String Orch. (1952); Koning Swentibold, oratorio (1955); Arnhemsche Psalm for Narrator, Soloists, Chorus, and Orch. (1955); Rembrandt Cantata (1956); Requiem for Chorus, Wind Quintet, and Strings (1961); Ballade van de Maagd van Wognum for Chorus and Orch. (1965); Plaisanterie for Chorus and Orch. (1966); Te Deum for Soprano, Alto, Chorus, and Orch. (1967); Colloquia familiaria for Soprano, Chorus, and String Orch. (1969); Zoo, Buddingh’zoo for Baritone, Chorus, and Small Orch. (1970); Ligeia or The Shadow Out of Time for Chorus, Flute, 6 Percussionists, Organ, and Harp (1973); De hond (De Schoolmeester) for Children’s Chorus and Orch. (1979); Hasseltsch meilied for Chorus and Orch. (1981); Lof van Walcheren for Chorus and Orch. (1982); Hazerswoude for Chorus and Orch. (1984); choruses; songs.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire