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Nonet voor Hobo, Klarinet, Fagot, Hoorn, twee Violen, Alt Violoncel en Contrabas

By Jan van Gilse

Chamber music
Mixed ensemble (2-12 players) (ob cl fg h 2vl vla vc cb)
28 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number 053/010
published score
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Nonet for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, two violins, viola, cello and double bass
1. Matig (Poco maestoso) (moderate)
2. Snel, met scherpe en energieke rhythmiek (fast, with sharp and energetic rhythm)
3. Zeer rustig vloeiend (Andante) (Very quietly flowing)
4. Snel (fast)

Composed at the request of the Concertgebouw-sextet.


About Jan van Gilse

(05/11/1881 - 09/08/1944)
Jan van Gilse

Jan van Gilse received his musical education in Germany. His music developed into a synthesis of French impressionism and German romanticism. He became a popular conductor and one of the founders of the Society of Dutch composers (GeNeCo) and also the copyright organization BUMA. During the war, this socially engaged human being was fiercely anti-German. He had to pay a heavy price for his fighting spirit.

by dr. Hans van Dijk