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Willem Jeths,
Composer Laureate of The Netherlands
watch the Protestlied from the documentary:
Bloed, zweet en snaren. De mensen van het Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest

watch the documentary:
Het Palet van Jeths

Vocal Music

Protestlied (2013)

For the Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Baritone - Martijn Cornet

Text - Carel Alphenaar

Monument to a universal marriage (2011)

for clarinet, string quartet and 2 voices (tenor/bariton or soprano/alto or soprano/bariton)
duration: 16 minutes

To commemorate the occasion of the in Best, Netherlands, taken initiative to open civil marriage to people of the same sex.

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Songs for a DRAGON QUEEN (2004)

Hades' Wane, songs from within
pre-study for the opera Hôtel de Pékin -dreams for a dragon queen-

aria for soprano and bass
1121 1111 timp perc str
text: Friso Haverkamp
dration: 20'
commissioned by the Schoenberg Ensemble


Zjisszjiss (1995)

aria (Fong Leng) for soprano and saxophone quartet, from the opera Mathilde Willink
text: Bertjan ter Braak
duration: 2'

I go (1995)

aria from the opera Mathilde Willink, version for mezzo soprano and saxophone quartet

I go (1994)

aria for mezzo soprano, clarinet and string quartet, from the opera Mathilde Willink
text: Bertjan ter Braak
duration: 9'
commisioned by Heidemaatschappij & FCM
dedicated to Marion van den Akker

D'aprile e di maggio (1992)

for soprano, mezzo soprano, bariton, flute, clarinet and bassoon
text: from Corona dei Mesi, Folgore da San Gimignano
duration: 7'
commissioned by the Society for Amateur Music & FCM

Crimes glorieux, for mixed choir, two pianos and percussion (1990)

for mixed choir 2 pianos, timp vibr(&mar) cel 4perc
text: Comte de Lautréamont
duration: 15'
dedicated to the choral society 'Nieuwe Muziek'

Les chats (1983)

(manuscript, not published)
cycle of songs for soprano/baritone and piano
text: Les Chats, Charles Baudelaire
duration: 12'
dedicated to Maja Schermerhorn

Chanson einer Dame im Schatten (1983)

(manuscript, not published)
for soprano and ensemble
pic 2fl cl-b 2h 2vl vla vc cb
text: Paul Celan
duration: 8'
dedicated to Maja Schermerhorn