Verbesselt, August, Belgian flutist and composer; b. Klein-Willebroek, Oct. 22, 1919. He studied at the Antwerp Cons. From 1942 he was flutist in the orch. of the Antwerp Royal Flemish Opera.
ORCH: Flute Concerto (1952); Diagramsfor Chamber Orch. (1972); Universumfor 2 Orchs. and Tape (1975); Strukturen (1981); Clarinet Concerto (1983); Piano Concerto (1986); Oboe Concerto (1986); Concerto for Clarinet Quartet and Chamber Orch. (1986); Paxfor Chamber Orch. (1986); Sluierdansfor Harmony Orch. (1988); Oasefor Chamber Orch. (1988); Chamber Concerto for Bass Clarinet and Strings (1988); ballet music. CHAMBER: Hexatone-Synthesefor Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Cello, and Harp (1964); 3 Monologhifor Flute (1981); Tre movimentifor Clarinet (1982); Conversazionefor Oboe and Piano (1982); Introduzione ed Allegrofor Saxophone and Piano (1982); Iberiafor Flute and Guitar (1982); 12 Concert Studiesfor Flute (1984); Due dialoghifor Bassoon and Piano (1984); Iskato,trio for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon (1985); 2 clarinet quartets (both 1985); Per flautofor Flute (1986); Per violinofor Violin (1987); Metropolisfor Flute and Piano (1987). VOCAL: Various pieces.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire