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


bass flute (solo)-
(without conductor)

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

Commissioned by

Ives Ensemble (Netherlands)

Written for & Dedicated to

Rik Andriessen


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

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Rik Andriessen - bass flute
Ives Ensemble


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

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