Voorn, Joop

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Voorn, Joop

Voorn, Joop, Dutch composer and teacher; b. The Hague, Oct. 16, 1932. He received training at the Brabant Cons., where he subsequently taught (from 1969).


ORCH: Immobile: Music for Tutankhamun (1973; Brabant, Dec. 2,1975); Petit concertfor Flute and Chamber Orch. (1975; Brabant, April 25,1976); Sym. (1981); Symphony for Gemetfor Winds (1981); Petit concert d’automnefor Alto Saxophone and Orch. (1989); The Sun Dances (1990). CHAMBER: 2 string quartets (n.d.; 1970, rev. 1980); Nakupenda,trio for Flute, Violin, and Viola (1971); Sucevita choralsfor 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, Bass Clarinet, and Bassoon (1972; rev. 1974); Soft Music for Angelafor Flute (1973); Trio for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon (1975); Preludium en fuga,quintet for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, and Piano (1976); Divertimentofor 3 Flutes (1978); 3 Piecesfor English Horn (1979); Clarinet Quintet (1983); Saxophone Sonata (1984); Vjif schetsenfor 2 Guitars (1984); Piano Trio (1985); Schrijdendefor Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, and Organ (1985); Serenadefor Bassoon and Piano (1986); piano pieces; organ music. VOCAL: Psalm CXIVIn Exitufor Soprano, Children’s Chorus, and Orch. (1968); Speaking of Sivafor Chorus and Chamber Orch. (1977); Song of Enitharmonfor Chorus and Orch. (1980); Perceval et Blanchefleurfor Tenor and Orch. (1982); 7 Lieder for Soprano and Alto Lyre or Piano, after Christian Morgenstern (1990); Lofsang van Brabandfor Chorus and Wind Quintet (1996).

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