MUSIC SAMPLES (click on the title to listen) [to discography]
Suite Polynésienne [about Traveller]
03:09 min. /4,33 MB/ MP3
03:03 min. /4,21 MB/ MP3
1: ‘Suite Polynésienne, Tableau Vivant pour Grande Orchestre’ 15:15 min.
part 1: ‘la Rencontre’: Depiction of the nature and population
part 2: ‘L’Integration’: Vision of entering Polynesian myths.
Suite for extended symphony orchestra, choir and soprano.
Composed in 1982, performed in 1983 by the North Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra with the addition of: the North Netherlands Saxophone Quintet, a flute quartet, a trompet quartet, a trombone quartet, a percussion quartet (next to the usual battery of percussion also marimba, xylorimba and xylophone) two guitars, ukelele and harp.
Soprano: Laura Tammeling, choir: GECO –choir
Conductor: Lucas Vis with the assistance of Barend Schipper who trained the choir in traditional rhythm and chant.
Recorded live in the Oosterpoort Concert hall in Groningen, the Netherlands.
© 1982, Barend Schipper
2: ‘Russian Capriccio for Violin Solo to George Ermolenko’ 3:15 min.
Composed in April 1984 for the Russian concert violinist and former concertmaster of the Sydney Opera, George Ermolenko who recorded the work live, a few days after it was finished, in the Oosterpoort Concert hall in Groningen, the Netherlands
© 1984 Barend Schipper
3: ‘Danse Français for Piano Solo’ 7:55 min.
composed and performed by Barend Schipper in February 1995. Recorded live on a Yamaha 245 grand piano in the Marnix Concerthall in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
© 1995 Barend Schipper
The compilation of the CD ‘Traveller’ was produced by MIF, in 2000. [page up]