Louis Andriessen and his music for chamber winds: An analysis of selected works for Orkest de Volharding

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Abstract

This paper discusses a selection of Louis Andriessen's works for chamber winds, originally written for Orkest de Volharding. These works provide a clear example of his major compositional traits, including the influence of Bach, Stravinsky, minimalism, and jazz. The works discussed include On Jimmy Yancey (1973), De Stijl (1984-5), M is for Man, Music, Mozart (1991), and Passeggiata in Tram in America e Ritorno (1998). Discussions with Andriessen and musicians regarding these works are also included.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-28
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Band Research
Volume55
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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