Stanza | microtonal version

Composition

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 microtonal version for positive organ and 8 instruments and a microtonal version for bass flute solo and 8 string players.



Scoring

bass flute (solo)-0.0.0.0-0.0.0.0-str(2.2.2.1.1)
(without conductor)

bass flute (solo), 4 violins, 2 violas, cello, double bass

Commissioned by

Ives Ensemble (Netherlands)

Written for & Dedicated to

Rik Andriessen

Première

22 November 1994
Paradiso, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Rik Andriessen (bass flute)
Ives Ensemble



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Audio Fragments

Performance

Rik Andriessen - bass flute
Ives Ensemble

Recording

14 May 1996, Theater Romein, Leeuwarden (Netherlands)
by Eclat Music Productions


Stanza | microtonal version

excerpt 1

Stanza | microtonal version

excerpt 2

Stanza | microtonal version

complete work



Score Excerpts



CD Recording