Gerda Geertens

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Gerda Geertens (born 11 August 1955) is a Dutch composer. She was born in Wildervank, and studied music and philosophy in Groningen. In 1981 she began the study of composition with Klaas de Vries at the Rotterdam Conservatory.[1][2][3] Her compositions include chamber music, choir and solo singing and pieces for symphony orchestras.[4]

Works[edit]

Geertens is noted for her chamber works. Selected works include:[5]

  • Sarka song cycle for soprano and piano, 1993: no. 1. Afrika (Michaël Arnoldus Slory), no. 2. Komoto te na Egypte (Michaël Arnoldus Slory), no. 3. Sarka (Michaël Arnoldus Slory)
  • Nocturnal for flute, violin, violoncello, piano and percussion, 1994
  • She Weeps Over Rahoon for solo piano, 1985
  • Amarillis for 4 bamboo flutes (or recorders 4), 1985
  • Ash and lilac , for instrumental ensemble, 1988
  • Slinger, for string trio, 1989
  • Contrast, for saxophone quartet, 1990
  • Mexitli , Opus 1 for mixed choir and instrumental ensemble, 1981–1982, text: Theun de Vries
  • Split country, for violin, bass clarinet and tape, 1992
  • Leave it alone, audio clip, for 15 players, 1994
  • Heartland, for orchestra, 1994[6]
  • Trope, for cello, 1987[7]
  • en SeringenI, for flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, harp, and percussion, 1988[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1994). The Norton/Grove dictionary of women composers (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  2. ^ Dees, Pamela Youngdahl (2004). A Guide to Piano Music by Women Composers: Women born after 1900.
  3. ^ "bio – Gerda Geertens" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2019-04-27.
  4. ^ "bio – Gerda Geertens" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2019-04-27.
  5. ^ "Gerda Geertens". Retrieved 13 December 2010.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Works, GEERTENS, GERDA". Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  7. ^ a b "Geertens, Gerda | Grove Music". www.oxfordmusiconline.com. doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.001.0001/omo-9781561592630-e-0002020085. Retrieved 2019-03-26.