THE LIVING COMPOSERS PROJECT  

Louis Andriessen

(b. 6 June 1939, Utrecht).

Dutch composer of mostly stage, orchestral, chamber, vocal, and piano works that have been performed throughout the world.

Mr. Andriessen is the son of the composer and organist Hendrik Andriessen (b. 1892 – d. 1981), nephew of the composer and pianist Willem Andriessen (b. 1887 – d. 1964) and brother of the composer Jurriaan Andriessen (b. 1925 – d. 1996). He studied composition privately with his father from 1953–57 and with Kees van Baaren at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag from 1957–62, where he graduated with a first prize. He then studied composition privately with Luciano Berio in Milan in 1962–63 and in Berlin in 1963–64, assisting him with the scoring of Passaggio.

Among his honours are the selected work at the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers in Paris (1977, for De Staat), the Matthijs Vermeulen Prijs (1977, for De Staat; 1992, for De Materie), the 3M Music Award (1993), the Edison Award (1993, for the recording of De Tijd), the Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall (2009–10), and the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition (2011, for La Commedia).

He is also active in other positions. He founded the ensemble Orkest de Volharding in Amsterdam in 1972, with which he remains associated, and later founded the amplified ensemble Hoketus in Amsterdam in 1976, which disbanded in 1986. He has written numerous articles, most of which appear in The Art of Stealing Time (2003, edited by Mirjam Zegers, translated by Clare Yates), and co-wrote with Elmer Schönberger the book Het Apollinisch Uurwerk (1982, translated by Jeff Hamburg as The Apollonian Clockwork, Oxford University Press), a study of Igor Stravinsky. He is furthermore the subject of the book The Music of Louis Andriessen by Maja Trochimczyk (2002, Routledge) and an examination of De Staat by Robert Adlington appeared in the series Landmarks in Music since 1950 (2004, Ashgate Publishing). In addition, he served as artistic director of the Meltdown Festival in London in 1994 and continues to direct the annual International Young Composers Meeting in Apeldoorn.

He taught instrumentation at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag from 1974–78 and has taught composition there since 1978. He has given guest lectures in numerous countries, including at Yale University in 1987.

His primary publishers are Boosey & Hawkes and Donemus.

CONTACT INFORMATION

E-mail address for consulting scores: composers@boosey.com

COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS

STAGE:

Reconstructie (morality, libretto by Hugo Claus, Harry Mulisch), soloists, 3 mixed choruses (4 voices each), orchestra (recorder, 3 oboes, 4 clarinets, 3 saxophones, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, 2 electric guitars, 2 pianos, pianet, cembalet, 5 organs, electric harpsichord, clavinet, 4 violas, 5 cellos, double bass), live electronics, 1969 (collaboration with Reinbert de Leeuw, Misha Mengelberg, Peter Schat, Jan van Vlijmen)

Mattheus passie (music-theatre work, text by Louis Ferron), 8 mixed voices, 2 oboes (both + English horn), Hammond organ, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, 1976

Orpheus (music-theatre work, text by Lodewijk de Boer), 8 mixed voices, lyricon, electric guitar, bass guitar, synthesizer, percussion, 1977

George Sand (music-theatre work, text by Mia Meyer), 8 mixed voices, 4 pianos, 1980

Doctor Nero (music-theatre work), 1984

Dubbelspoor (ballet music, choreography by Beppie Blankert), piano, harpsichord, celesta, glockenspiel, 1986, revised 1994

De Materie (music-theatre work, texts from the Plakkaat van Verlatinge, Nicolaes Witsen, David Gorlaeus [Dutch translation], Hadewijch, M. H. J. Schoenmaekers, Mme. van Domselaer-Middelkoop [may be spoken in Dutch or English], Willem Kloos, Marie Curie [may be spoken in English or French], Françoise Giroud [may be spoken in English or French]; first female speaker also dances), soprano, tenor, 2 female speakers, 8 amplified mixed voices, amplified orchestra (15 winds, 13 brass, harp, 2 electric guitars, 2 pianos [one + electric piano], off-stage upright piano, celesta, 2 synthesizers, 6 percussion, minimum 9 strings, bass guitar), 1984–88 (two of its four sections may be performed separately as concert works: [2] Hadewijch; [3] De Stijl)

Dances (text by Joan Grant, choreography by Bianca van Dillen), soprano, small orchestra (amplified harp, amplified piano, percussion, strings), 1991 (may be performed as a concert work)

M is Muziek, Monoloog en Moord (music-theatre work, text by Lodewijk de Boer), 1993

Rosa: The Death of a Composer (opera/horse drama in 2 acts, libretto by Peter Greenaway), 2 sopranos, tenor, 2 baritones, female speaker, 8 mixed voices, orchestra (harmonica, 11 winds, 12 brass, 2 electric guitars, 2 pianos, synthesizer, 4 percussion, minimum 14 strings), 1993–94 (one section may be performed separately as a concert work: Overture; a concert suite was arranged by Clark Rundell as Rosa's Horses)

Odysseus' Women (text by Homer, choreography by Beppie Blankert), 2 sopranos, 2 altos, sampler, 1995 (also concert version for 2 sopranos, 2 altos, small orchestra)

De Eerste Minnaar (text by Toon Tellegen), boy soprano, organ, 1998 (section of music-theatre work Oldenbarneveldt; may be performed as a concert work)

Writing to Vermeer (opera in 6 scenes, libretto by Peter Greenaway), 2 children's voices, 2 sopranos, mezzo-soprano, 6 female voices, orchestra (7 winds, 2 French horns, 2 trumpets [2nd + bass trumpet], 2 harps, 2 electric guitars, cimbalom, 2 pianos, on-stage harpsichord, 2 percussion, minimum 22 strings), fixed media (music by Michel van der Aa), 1997–98 (a concert suite was arranged by Clark Rundell as Vermeer Pictures)

Inanna (texts by Hal Hartley, Theo J. H. Krispijn), 4 voices, 3 actors, mixed chorus, contrabass clarinet, 4 saxophones, violin, film (by Hal Hartley), 2003

La Commedia (film opera in 5 parts, texts by Dante Alighieri, Joost van den Vondel, Old Testament), soprano, female jazz voice, tenor, mixed chorus, 3 flutes (1st, 2nd + piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, 2 French horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, guitar, cimbalom, 3 or more violins, 3 or more cellos, 2 or more double basses, bass guitar, 2 pianos, 2 percussion, fixed media (music by Anke Brouwer), film (by Hal Hartley), 2004–08 (two of its five sections may be performed separately as concert works: [1] The City of Dis or: The Ship of Fools; [2] Racconto dall'inferno)

ORCHESTRAL:

Ittrospezione II, large orchestra, 1963

Anachronie I, large orchestra (13 winds, 12 brass, harp, piano, celesta, electronic organ, timpani, vibraphone, xylophone, 2 percussion, strings), 1966–67

Contra tempus, small orchestra (3 flutes, 3 oboes, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 4 violas, 2 pianos, 2 synthesizers ad libitum, 2 percussion), 1968

Anachronie II, oboe, small orchestra (4 French horns, harp, piano, strings), 1969

Hoe het is, 52 strings, live electronics, 1969

De Negen Symfonieën van Beethoven, bell of an ice-cream vendor, orchestra (8 winds, 10 brass, electric guitar, piano, timpani, 2 percussion, strings, bass guitar), 1970

Spektakel, improvisational ensemble (saxophone [+ bass clarinet], viola, bass guitar, electronic organ [+ piano], percussion [or other instruments]), small orchestra (12 winds, 4 French horns, 6 percussion), 1970

Symfonieën der Nederlanden, 2 or more symphonic bands (minimum 32 players), 1974

Hymne to the Memory of Darius Milhaud, small orchestra (winds, brass, piano, double bass), 1974 (also version for orchestra [8 winds, 9 brass, piano, strings], 1978)

Nederland, let op uw schoonheyt, symphonic band, 1975

Symfonie voor losse snaren, 12 strings, 1978

De Snelheid, 3 amplified ensembles, 1982–83, revised 1984

De Opening, 3 ensembles (French horn, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones; 5 winds, 4 brass, harp, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, piano, accordion, 3 percussion; 5 winds, 4 brass, harp, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, piano, harmonium, 3 percussion), 2005

Vermeer Pictures, orchestra (8 winds, 2 French horns, 3 trumpets, 2 harps, 2 electric guitars, cimbalom, 2 pianos, 2 percussion, minimum 22 strings), 2005 (concert suite by Clark Rundell from Writing to Vermeer)

Haags Hakkûh, 2 pianos, orchestra (3 flutes [all + piccolo], 2 oboes, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, 8 brass, harp, electric guitar, cimbalom, 2 percussion, 12 violins, 4 violas, 4 cellos, 2 double basses, bass guitar), 2008

Rosa's Horses, orchestra (11 winds, 12 brass, 2 electric guitars, 2 pianos, synthesizer, 4 percussion, minimum 14 strings), 2010 (concert suite by Clark Rundell from Rosa: The Death of a Composer)

Mysteriën, orchestra (11 winds, 11 brass, 3 harps [2 players], 2 pianos, 2 percussion, maximum 32 strings), 2013

CHAMBER MUSIC:

Sonate, flute, piano, 1956

Elegie, cello, piano, 1957

Quartet in two movements, string quartet, 1957

Percosse, flute, bassoon, trumpet, percussion, 1959

Aanloop en sprongen, flute, oboe, clarinet, 1961

Paintings, recorder/flute, piano, 1961

Triplum, guitar, 1962

Ittrospezione III (Concept I), 2 pianos, ensemble (clarinet, saxophone, French horn, 3 trombones, guitar, double bass, percussion), 1964

A Flower Song II, oboe, 1964

A Flower Song III, cello, 1964

Sweet, alto recorder, 1964

Ittrospezione III (Concept II), 2 pianos, ensemble (clarinet, tenor saxophone, French horn, 3 trombones, viola, double bass, percussion), 1965 (one section may be performed separately as Ittrospezione III [Concept II] – Fragment, tenor saxophone ad libitum, 2 pianos)

Double, clarinet, piano, 1965

Rage, rage against the dying of the light, 4 trombones, fixed media ad libitum, 1966

Vergeet mij niet, oboe (+ piano), 1970

Le Voile du bonheur, violin (+ voice), piano, 1966–71

Volkslied, any number of players, 1971

De Volharding, 3 saxophones, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, piano, 1972

Dat gebeurt in Vietnam, winds, brass, 1972

Amsterdam Vrij, winds, brass, 1973

On Jimmy Yancey, flute, 2 alto saxophones, tenor saxophone, French horn, trumpet, 3 trombones, double bass, piano, 1973

Voor Sater, winds, brass, 1973

Melodie, alto recorder, piano, 1972–74

Workers Union, any loud ensemble, 1975 (also version for percussion, sound installation, fixed media)

Hoketus, 2 amplified spatial ensembles (pan flute, alto saxophone ad libitum, bass guitar, piano, electric piano, conga; pan flute, alto saxophone ad libitum, bass guitar, piano, electric piano, conga), 1975–77

Felicitatie, 3 trumpets, 1979

Toespraak, door Martin Spanjaard (player also speaks text in Dutch), trombone, 1979

Ende, 2 alto recorders (1 player), 1981

La Voce (player also speaks text by Cesare Pavese), cello, 1981

Disco, violin, piano, 1982

De Lijn, 3 flutes, 1986

Facing Death, amplified string quartet, 1990

Lacrimosa, 2 bassoons, 1991

Hout, tenor saxophone, electric guitar, piano, marimba (+ woodblocks), 1991

Song Lines, 3–6 saxophones, 1992

Deuxième Chorale, music box, 1992 (also version for piano incorporated into The Memory of Roses)

Zilver, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, vibraphone, marimba, 1994

To Pauline O, oboe, 1995

De herauten, 3 French horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 1997

Tuin van Zink, viola, live electronics, 1998

Woodpecker, percussion, 1999

Fanfare, om te beginnen, 6 groups of French horns, 2001 (section of Jubileum-Fanfare, a collaboration with Clarence Albertson Barlow, Gilius van Bergeijk, Martijn Padding, Diderik Wagenaar; may be performed separately)

Very Sharp Trumpet Sonata, trumpet, 2002

Strijkkwartet No. 2, 'Tuin van Eros', 2002

Klokken voor Haarlem, piano, celesta, synthesizer, vibraphone (+ glockenspiel), 2002

Tuin van Eros, violin, piano, 2003

RUTTMANN Opus II, III, IV, flute, 3 saxophones, French horn, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, double bass, piano, 2003

XENIA (text by Arthur Rimbaud [translated by the composer]), violin (+ voice), 2005

Raadsels, violin, 2006

...miserere..., string quartet, 2006–07

Remembering that Sarabande, 4 violas, 2008

A Very Sad Trumpet Sonata, trumpet, 2008

Christiaan Andriessens uitzicht op de Amstel, 2 flutes, clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, French horn, trumpet, 2 trombones, tuba, electric guitar, bass guitar, piano (+ synthesizer), percussion, 2009 (also version by Anthony Fiumara for flute, clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, French horn, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, bass guitar, piano, percussion, 2009)

Shared memory, oboe, violin, 2012

Welk interval vind je het mooist, cello, piano, 2012

Anfang, alto recorder, piano

CHORAL:

Il Principe (text by Niccolò Machiavelli), 2 mixed choruses, 8 winds, 3 French horns, tuba, bass guitar, piano, 1974

Un Beau Baiser (text by Mia Meyer), mixed chorus, 1980

De Tijd (text by St. Augustine of Hippo), 12 female voices, 7 percussion, orchestra (6 flutes, 2 alto flutes, 3 bass clarinets, contrabass clarinet, 6 trumpets, 2 harps, cimbalom, 2 pianos, Hammond organ, 6 violins, 2 violas, 4 double basses, 2 bass guitars), 1979–81

De Stijl (texts by M. H. J. Schoenmaekers, Mme. van Domselaer-Middelkoop [may be spoken in Dutch or English]), female speaker, 4 amplified female voices, amplified ensemble (3 flutes, 2 alto saxophones, 2 tenor saxophones, baritone saxophone/2 baritone saxophones, 4 trumpets, 2 trombones, 2 bass trombones, 2 electric guitars, double bass ad libitum, bass guitar, piano, electric piano, off-stage upright piano, synthesizer, 2 percussion), 1984–85 (section of De Materie; may be performed separately as a concert work)

Hadewijch (text by Hadewijch), soprano, 8 amplified mixed voices, amplified orchestra (15 winds, 13 brass, harp, 2 electric guitars, 2 pianos, 2 synthesizers, 5 percussion, 9 strings, bass guitar), 1987–88 (section of De Materie; may be performed separately as a concert work)

Flora Tristan (text by Fleur Bourgonje), 4 mixed voices, 1990

Overture (text by Peter Greenaway), 8 mixed voices, orchestra, 1993–94 (section of Rosa: The Death of a Composer; may be performed separately as a concert work)

Trilogie van de Laatste Dag, 1993–97 (its three sections may be performed separately: De Laatste Dag [texts by Lucebert, folksong Een Juffrouw met haar meid (Het Ellendig Doodshoofd)], boy soprano, 4 male voices, orchestra, 1993–96; TAO [texts by Laozi, Kotaro Takamura], 4 female voices, piano [+ voice, 13-string koto (zither from Japan)], small orchestra [5 winds, 2 French horns, harp, piano (+ celesta), 2 percussion, minimum 14 strings], 1996; dancing on the bones [text by the composer], children's chorus, orchestra, 1997)

VOCAL:

Nocturnen (text by the composer), 2 sopranos (2nd at piano, invisible to audience), orchestra, 1959

Canzone 3. Utinam (text from the Book of Job), soprano, piano, 1962

Thanh Hoa (text by Nguyen Thai Mau [Dutch translation]), voice, piano, 1972

De Staat (text by Plato), 2 sopranos, 2 mezzo-sopranos, 4 oboes (3rd, 4th + English horn), 4 French horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, bass trombone, 2 harps, 2 electric guitars, 4 violas, bass guitar, 2 pianos, 1972–76 (also version for 2 pianos)

Laat toch vrij de straat (text by Jaap van de Merwe), voice, piano, 1978

Mausoleum (texts by Mikhail Bakunin, Arthur Arnould), 2 high baritones, orchestra (8 French horns, 3 trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 harps, cimbalom, 2 pianos, 2 percussion, 4 or more violas, 4 or more cellos, 2 or more double basses, bass guitar), 1979, revised 1981

Commentaar (text by Wilhelm Schön), voice, piano, 1981

Y después (text by Federico García Lorca), voice, piano, 1983

Nietzsche redet (text by Friedrich Nietzsche), speaker, alto flute, English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, 2 cellos, double bass, 2 pianos, 1989

Dances (text by Joan Grant), soprano, small orchestra (amplified harp, amplified piano, percussion, strings), 1991 (stage work; may be performed as a concert work)

M is for Man, Music, Mozart (texts by the composer, Jeroen van der Linden, Peter Greenaway), female jazz voice, flute (+ piccolo), soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, French horn, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, double bass, piano, 1991 (concert version of TV production, with one additional song)

Nadir en Zenit, improvisations on poems by Sybren Polet, voice, piano (+ synthesizer), 1992

...not being sundered (text by Rainer Maria Rilke [translated by John J. L. Mood]), soprano, flute, cello, 1992

Een Lied van de zee (text by Hélène Swarth), female voice, 1994

Machmes Wos, voice, piano, 1996

De Eerste Minnaar (text by Toon Tellegen), boy soprano, organ, 1998 (section of music-theatre work Oldenbarneveldt; may be performed as a concert work)

Odysseus' Women (text by Homer), 2 sopranos, 2 altos, small orchestra (2 oboes, 2 French horns, harp, guitar, cimbalom, piano, percussion, strings), 1998 (concert version of stage work)

Inanna's Descent, mezzo-soprano, piccolo, oboe, violin, piano, 2 ensembles (4–12 percussion total), 2000

What Shall I Buy You, Son?, voice, piano, 2000

The New Math(s) (text by Hal Hartley), soprano, transverse flute, violin, marimba, fixed media (music by Michel van der Aa), 2000 (concert version of film score)

Boodschappenlijstje van een gifmengster (text by the composer; vocalist also writes), voice, 2000 (may be performed as Shopping List of a Poisoner [translated by Nicoline Gatehouse], 2000)

De Vleugels van de herinnering (text by Larissa Tiginashvili [Dutch translation]), voice, piano, 2001

Passeggiata in tram in America e ritorno (text by Dino Campana), female jazz voice, flute, French horn, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, amplified violin, double bass, piano, 2001 (version of multimedia work)

La Passione (text by Dino Campana), female jazz voice, violin, small orchestra (7 winds, 7 brass, electric guitar, cimbalom, 2 pianos, synthesizer, 2 percussion, 3 violins, bass guitar), 2000–02

Letter from Cathy (text from a letter by Cathy Berberian to the composer), female jazz voice, harp, violin, double bass, piano, percussion, 2003

Racconto dall'inferno (text by Dante Alighieri), female jazz voice, small orchestra (9 winds, 6 brass, electric guitar, cimbalom, 2 pianos, 2 percussion, 3 or more violins, 3 or more cellos, 2 or more double basses, bass guitar), 2004 (section of La Commedia; may be performed separately as a concert work)

Fanfara inclinata (text by Dino Campana [English translation]), mezzo-soprano, 2 flutes, oboe, 3 clarinets (3rd + bass clarinet), 2 French horns, 2 trumpets, trombone, harp, violin, double bass, piano, drum kit, 2006

The City of Dis or: The Ship of Fools (text by the composer, after Dante Alighieri), soprano, male voice, mixed chorus, orchestra (3 flutes [all + piccolo], 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, 2 French horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, electric guitar, cimbalom, 2 pianos, 2 percussion, 3 or more violins, 3 or more cellos, 2 or more double basses, bass guitar), 2007 (section of La Commedia; may be performed separately as a concert work)

La Girò (texts by Cees Nooteboom, an anonymous source [translated by the composer, Monica Germino]), amplified violin, small orchestra/orchestra (2 flutes [both + piccolo], 2 oboes, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, 2 French horns, trumpet, harp, amplified cimbalom, piano, 2 percussion, 12–19 strings), 2010–11

PIANO:

Nuit d'été, piano 4 hands, 1957

Séries, 2 pianos, 1958

Prospettive e Retrospettive, 1959

Trois Pièces, piano left hand, 1961

Ittrospezione I, piano 4 hands, 1961

Joli commentaire, piano 4 hands, 1961

Registers, 1963

Ittrospezione III (Concept II) – Fragment, tenor saxophone ad libitum, 2 pianos, 1965 (section of Ittrospezione III [Concept II]; may be performed separately)

Souvenirs d'enfance, 1954–66

Wals, 1974

De Staat, 2 pianos, 1972–76 (version of vocal work)

Menuet voor Marianne, 1983

Trepidus, 1983

Berceuse voor Annie van Os, 1985

Romance voor Caecilia, 1991

Chorale, 1992

The Memory of Roses, piano (+ toy piano), 1992 (incorporates a version of Deuxième Chorale)

Lied, 1993

Base, piano left hand, 1994

Not an Anfang, 1997

Image de Moreau, 1999

Feli-citazione, 2000

Haags Hakkûh Stukje, 2 pianos, 2003

Rondò barbaro

ORGAN:

The Garden of Ryoan-gi, 3 electronic organs, 1967

Choralvorspiele, barrel organ, 1969

HARPSICHORD:

Overture to Orpheus, 1982

Dirck Sweelinck Missed the Prince, 1999

CARILLON:

De Toren, 1988, revised 2000

De Komst van Willibrord, 1995

ELECTROACOUSTIC:

In Memoriam, fixed media, 1971

Il Duce, fixed media, 1973

Workers Union, percussion, sound installation, fixed media (music by Michel van der Aa), 2002 (version of chamber work)

MULTIMEDIA:

Passeggiata in tram in America e ritorno (text by Dino Campana), female jazz voice, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, electric guitar, electric violin, double bass, piano, percussion, film (by Marijke van Warmerdam), 1998 (also version for female jazz voice, flute, French horn, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, amplified violin, double bass, piano)

Life, clarinet/soprano saxophone, guitar, cello, double bass, piano, percussion, film (by Marijke van Warmerdam), 2009

Anaïs Nin (monodrama, text by Anaïs Nin), amplified female jazz voice, 2 clarinets (1st + contrabass clarinet, soprano saxophone, 2nd + bass clarinet, alto saxophone), French horn, trumpet, amplified violin, double bass, piano, percussion, film (by the composer), 2009–10

FILM SCORES (DIRECTOR):

The Family, 1973 (Lodewijk de Boer)

The Alien, 1980 (Rudolf van den Berg)

The New Math(s), 2000 (Hal Hartley) (may be performed as a concert work)

TV PRODUCTION (DIRECTOR):

M is for Man, Music, Mozart, female jazz voice, flute (+ piccolo), soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, French horn, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, double bass, piano, 1991 (Peter Greenaway) (may be performed as a concert work, with one additional song)

ARRANGEMENTS:

YesterdayYou've got to hide your love awayMichelleTicket to ride (The Beatles), soprano, piano, c. 1965–69

In C (Terry Riley), winds, brass, 1972

Tango (Igor Stravinsky), winds, brass, 1972

La Création du monde (Darius Milhaud), winds, brass, 1972

Solidaritätslied (Hanns Eisler), winds, brass, 1972

Streikslied (Hanns Eisler), winds, brass, 1972

Bereits sprach der Welt (Hanns Eisler), winds, brass, 1972

Ipanema and Gavea from Saudades do Brasil (Darius Milhaud), winds, brass, 1974

Messe des pauvres (Erik Satie), mixed chorus, small orchestra (clarinet, contrabassoon, harp, accordion, 15 strings), 1980

Pupazzetti (Alfredo Casella), small orchestra (8 winds, 7 brass, harp, piano, accordion, 2 percussion, 8 strings, bass guitar), 2002–03

Präludium Nr. 24 in H-moll from Das wohltemperierte Klavier, BWV 869 (Johann Sebastian Bach; completion of arrangement by Igor Stravinsky), string quartet, 2006

DISCOGRAPHY

Triplum. Wim Hoogewerf, guitar (CVCD: 8701, 1987)

Symfonie voor losse snaren. Ed Spanjaard/Caecilia Consort (Attacca Babel: 8844, 1988)

Triplum. Robby Faverey, guitar (Attacca Babel: 8846, 1988)

Sweet; Ende. Walter van Hauwe, recorders (Attacca Babel: 8847-5, 1988)

De Staat (version for 2 pianos). Gerard Bouwhuis, Cees van Zeeland, pianos (Attacca Babel: 8949, 1989)

Hoketus. California EAR Unit (New Albion Records: NA 019, 1991)

Workers Union (original version). Ricciotti Ensemble (BVHaast: CD9110, 1991)

De Staat. Barbara Borden, Claron McFadden, sopranos; Yvonne Benschop, Ananda Goud, mezzo-sopranos; Reinbert de Leeuw/Asko Schönberg (Nonesuch Records: 9 79251-2, 1992)

Melodie; Symfonie voor losse snaren. Frans Brüggen, alto recorder; Louis Andriessen, piano; Ed Spanjaard/Caecilia Consort (Attacca Babel: 9267-6, 1992)

Mausoleum; Hoketus. David Barick, Charles van Tassel, high baritones; Hoketus; Reinbert de Leeuw/Asko Schönberg (Donemus: CV 20, 1992)

De Tijd. Reinbert de Leeuw/Nederlands Kamerkoor, Slagwerk Den Haag, Asko Schönberg (Nonesuch Records: 79291-2, 1993)

Joli commentaire; Canzone 3. Utinam; Vergeet mij niet; Le Voile du bonheur; Wals; Thanh Hoa; Laat toch vrij de straat; Toespraak, door Martin Spanjaard; Un Beau Baiser; Ende; La Voce; Commentaar; Menuet voor Marianne; Berceuse voor Annie van Os; Y después; Dubbelspoor (conclusion); Romance voor Caecilia; Lied; ...not being sundered; Chorale; Deuxième Chorale (original version); The Memory of Roses; improvisation. Claron McFadden, soprano; Greetje Bijma, Astrid Seriese, voices; Vera Beths, voice, violin; Freek de Jonge, speaker; Walter van Hauwe, alto recorders; Anne La Berge, flute; Werner Herbers, oboe, piano; Toon de Leeuw, trombone, speaker; Frances-Marie Uitti, cello, speaker; Caecilia Andriessen, Gerard Bouwhuis, Reinbert de Leeuw, Margriet de Moor, pianos; Tomoko Mukaiyama, piano, toy piano; Stanley Hoogland, piano, harpsichord; Louis Andriessen, Ronald Brautigam, pianos, celestas; Arnold Marinissen, glockenspiel; Ron Ford, music box; Huub Kerstens/Koor Nieuwe Muziek (VPRO EigenWijs: EW 9304, 1993)

De Stijl; Trepidus; Dances. Claron McFadden, soprano; Gerard Bouwhuis, piano; Reinbert de Leeuw/Kaalslaag; Gunther Schuller/Radio Kamerorkest (Attacca Babel: 9375, 1993)

Nadir en Zenit, improvisations on poems by Sybren Polet. Greetje Bijma, voice; Louis Andriessen, piano, synthesizer (BVHaast: CD9303, 1993)

De Stijl; M is for Man, Music, Mozart. Astrid Seriese, jazz voice; Gertrude Thoma, speaker; Reinbert de Leeuw/females of the Nederlands Kamerkoor, Asko Schönberg; Jurjen Hempel/Orkest de Volharding (Nonesuch Records: 7559-79342-2, 1994)

Rage, rage against the dying of the light. James Fulkerson, trombones (Attacca Babel: 9477, 1994)

Deuxième Chorale (original version). Ron Ford, music box (VPRO EigenWijs: EW 9413, 1994)

De Snelheid (version by James Poke). Icebreaker (Argo: 443 214-2 ZH, 1994)

Hout; Hoketus. Bang on a Can All-Stars; Icebreaker (Sony Classical: SK 66483, 1995)

Nocturnen; Ittrospezione III (Concept II); Anachronie I; Contra tempus; Anachronie II. Claron McFadden, soprano; Lisette Emmink, hidden soprano; Han de Vries, oboe; Peter van Bergen, tenor saxophone; Douceline Aleven, harp; Marjan Damsté, double bass; Gerard Bouwhuis, piano; Sepp Grotenhuis, piano, celesta; Nico de Rooij, piano, electric piano; Tomoko Mukaiyama, electric piano; Nicolette Heerema, Hammond organ; Arthur Cune, vibraphone; Howard Williams/Nederlands Balletorkest (Donemus: CV 54, 1996)

De Materie. Susan Narucki, soprano; James Doing, tenor; Cindy Oswin, Gertrude Thoma, speakers; Reinbert de Leeuw/Nederlands Kamerkoor, Asko Schönberg (Nonesuch Records: 79367-2, 1996)

Elegie (version by the performer). Quirijn Van Regteren Altena, double bass (Olympia: OCD 467, 1996)

Choralvorspiele. (BVHaast: CD9603, 1996)

Disco; Overture to Orpheus; Workers Union (original version); Zilver. Robin Lorentz, violin; Vicki Ray, piano; Lorna Eder, harpsichord; California EAR Unit (New Albion Records: NA 094, 1997)

Reconstructie (Scenes FJ); Anfang; Ende; Le Voile du bonheur. Claudine Arnaud, Pieter van den Berg, Yoka Beretty, Paul Brandenburg, Carola Gijsbers van Wijk, Henk Molenberg, Bert Olsson, Jérôme Reehuis, Hetty Verhoogt, Siem Vroom, soloists; Vera Beths, voice, violin; Frans Brüggen, alto recorders; Louis Andriessen, Reinbert de Leeuw, pianos; Louis Andriessen, Reinbert de Leeuw, Misha Mengelberg, Peter Schat, Jan van Vlijmen/choruses, ensemble (Globe: GLO 6904 [only available within Globe: GLO 6900–05], 1997)

TAO. Tomoko Mukaiyama, voice, 13-string koto, piano; Péter Eötvös/4 female voices, Radio Kamer Orkest (col legno: WWE 20008, 1997)

Overture to Orpheus. Vivienne Spiteri, harpsichord (Société de Nouvelle Enregistrement: SNE 542, 1998)

Séries. Gerard Bouwhuis, Cees van Zeeland, pianos (NM Classics: 92074, 1998)

Trilogie van de Laatste Dag. Ferco Kol, boy soprano; Tomoko Mukaiyama, voice, 13-string koto, piano; Reinbert de Leeuw/Kinderkoor De Kickers, vocal ensemble, Asko Schönberg (Donemus: CV 79, 1999)

On Jimmy Yancey; Dat gebeurt in Vietnam. Cees van Zeeland/Orkest de Volharding (NM Classics: 92021, 1999)

Trepidus. Ivo Janssen, piano (NM Classics: 92028, 1999)

Facing Death (version by the performers). Aurelia Saxofoonkwartet (NM Classics: 92053, 1999)

Commentaar. Lieuwe Visser, baritone; René Eckhardt, piano (NM Classics: 92071, 1999)

Facing Death. Schönberg Kwartet (NM Classics: 92078, 1999)

On Jimmy Yancey. Cees van Zeeland/Orkest de Volharding (NM Classics: 92093, 1999)

Hout. Rose Ensemble (NM Classics: 92118, 1999)

Un Beau Baiser (version by the performer). Nancy Zeltsman, marimba (Equilibrium: EQ 29, 2000)

Rosa: The Death of a Composer. Marie Angel, Miranda van Kralingen, sopranos; Christopher Gillett, tenor; Roger Smeets, Lyndon Terracini, baritones; Phyllis Blanford, speaker; Reinbert de Leeuw/vocal ensemble, Asko Schönberg (Nonesuch Records: 79559-2, 2000)

Een Lied van de zee. Jannie Pranger, mezzo-soprano (Donemus: CV 86, 2000)

Base. Marcel Worms, piano (NM Classics: 98014, 2000)

Image de Moreau. Ivo Janssen, piano (NM Classics: 98015, 2001)

Sweet. Joan Izquierdo, alto recorder (Lindoro: 705, 2001)

Not an Anfang. Guy Livingston, piano (WERGO: 6649 2, 2001)

Overture to Orpheus. Elaine Funaro, harpsichord (Centaur Records: CRC 2517, 2001)

Triplum (version by the performer). Wiek Hijmans, electric guitar (Stichting X-OR Record Company: X-OR CD 12, c. 2001)

De Snelheid. Oliver Knussen/Asko Schönberg (BBC Music Magazine: 222, 2002)

Vergeet mij niet. Bart Schneemann, oboe, piano (Channel Classics Records: CCS SA 18598, 2002)

Facing Death (version by the Aurelia Saxofoonkwartet). Delta Saxophone Quartet (FMR Records: FMRCD 104-C0502, 2002)

Workers Union (original version); Hoketus; Hout. Bang on a Can All-Stars; Icebreaker (Cantaloupe Music: CA21012, 2003)

Facing Death (version by the performers). Aurelia Saxofoonkwartet (Q DISC: Q 97037, 2003)

Very Sharp Trumpet Sonata. Bruce Nockles, trumpet (London Sinfonietta: SINFCD1-2004, 2004)

De Volharding; Il Principe; De Staat. Roberta Alexander, Adinda de Nijs, sopranos; Lucia Kerstens, Marjanne Kweksilber, mezzo-sopranos; Orkest de Volharding; Huub Kerstens/Nederlands Kamerkoor, Nederlands Vocaal Ensemble, Radio Blazers Ensemble; Lucas Vis/Nederlands Blazers Ensemble (Ashgate Publishing [book with CD], 2004)

Rondò barbaro; Prospettive e Retrospettive; Registers; Trois Pièces; The Memory of Roses; Feli-citazione; Base; Trepidus; Souvenirs d'enfance; Image de Moreau; Nuit d'été. Louis Andriessen, piano; Ralph van Raat, piano, toy piano (Attacca Babel: 2598/99, 2005)

Writing to Vermeer. Barbara Hannigan, Susan Narucki, sopranos; Susan Bickley, mezzo-soprano; Reinbert de Leeuw/Kinderkoor De Kickers, Asko Schönberg (Nonesuch Records: 79887-2, 2006)

Hout. Glass Farm Ensemble (In Four, 2006)

Passeggiata in tram in America e ritorno (second version). Cristina Zavalloni, jazz voice; Carlo Boccadoro/Sentieri Selvaggi (Cantaloupe Music: CA21030, 2006)

Facing Death (version by the Aurelia Saxofoonkwartet). Delta Saxophone Quartet (Future Music Records: FMRCD 104C0502, 2008)

De Staat. Nederlands Blazers Ensemble (Nederlands Blazers Ensemble: NBECD022, 2008)

Passeggiata in tram in America e ritorno (second version); Klokken voor Haarlem; Letter from Cathy; La Passione. Cristina Zavalloni, jazz voice; Gil Rose/Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP/sound: 1010, 2009)

Quartet in two movements; Facing Death; Strijkkwartet No. 2, 'Tuin van Eros'; ...miserere... Schoenberg Kwartet (Attacca Babel: 29121, 2009)

Workers Union (original version). Jussi Jaatinen/Orkest de Volharding (Mode Records: mode 214/15, 2009)

Hout. Flexible Music (New Focus Recordings: FCR105, c. 2009)

La Commedia. Claron McFadden, soprano; Cristina Zavalloni, jazz voice; Marcel Beekman, tenor; Jeroen Willems, speaker; Reinbert de Leeuw/Kinderkoor De Kickers, Asko Schönberg, De Nationale Opera (Nonesuch Records: 541997-2, 2014)

The Family. Ruud Bos/orchestra (Cinemusica)

Symfonieën der Nederlanden. Heinz Friesen/Amsterdams Blazers Ensemble (Molenaar: MBCD 31.1024.72)