Stanza
microtonal version
for bass flute and 8 string players (1994)
14 minutes – no.13

Stanza based on the riddle canon Ave Maris Stella (± 1549) by the Dutch composer Ghiselin Danckerts, which has the appearance of a chess board filled with notes. It is composed for the flute player of the Ives Ensemble, Rik Andriessen.

Stanza has three versions: a diatonic version for music box, a chromatic version for positive organ and 8 instruments and the present microtonal one for bass flute solo and 8 string players.