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Jan-Peter de Jager

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About Jan-Peter de Jager

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  • Birthday July 7

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    Theology, poetry, philosophy, psychology.
  • Favorite Composers
    Bruckner, Schubert, Rautavaara, Stockhausen, Diepenbrock
  • My Compositional Styles
    Oh dear... I do whatever I like
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  • Instruments Played
    A bit of piano

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  1. A composition of mine for flute and guitar (in finale instead of the guitar you hear a harp, imagine a guitar 🙂). Hope you like it.
  2. Today I was experimenting and some kind of piece came out. It's based on a part of a part of the first prayer of St. Gregory of Narek: 'The voice of a sighing heart, it sobs and mournful cries I offer up to you, O Seer of Secrets placing the fruits of my wavering mind as a savory sacrifice on the fire of my grieving soul to be deliverd to you in the censer of my will.' http://www.stgregoryofnarek.am/book.php?parent_id=2&type=2&type_1=none
  3. Nice piece... One little remark: what is the dynamic in the left hand in the first bar?
  4. Thank you for this pleasant piece in the morning sun while drinking my coffee 🙂. One of the main pillars of composition is variation. This is learned by practice. So you have a motive over the bass ostinato. Do you know more ways to make variations on the motive? Think what you can do and try how it sounds! Try different things, as many as possible, and choose what you feel are the best.
  5. https://youtu.be/gvADJSagvADJSaeB3I Here I put all the movements in one vid.
  6. You find the score here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B41ecwRgLVAAN0o4TGpRWjJtNUFGeUFuVDhMSUVHV0NoMnZz/view?usp=drivesdk Movement 1: Movement 2: Movement 3: Movement 4: Movement 5:
  7. Here you can find a performance: https://youtu.be/bYOygL7FOTo This is the score: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B41ecwRgLVAAMVJrZDJ6TURLeXhlLVZDQTh5Nk4zcUt5NGJJ/view?usp=drivesdk I like to hear what ye all think!
  8. Really nice, energetic and virtuosic at times, also lyrical. Have you ever composed a very slow piece, without virtuostic passages? I love you energetic and virtuosic parts, don't get be wrong, but to be creative in another way is always good for a composer. I noticed in another composition you posted you played also had virtuoso parts (east winds, great listening too!)
  9. Very nice. The first one really felt as a 'world-in-itself', it felt to be longer then one minute (that's really positive! It wasn't boring at all!)
  10. Thank you both for your comments! You're right Ken320 I'm stretching too much. Great idea about punctuation as fuel.
  11. Quite lovely! A trailer for a action or fantasy film? Something with a quest. 🙂
  12. Wonderful!! Be proud! Do know it's hard for the guitarist to be dynamically in balance with the piano.
  13. Yesterday and today I made a little musical joke called 'MIJN ellende'. Don't take it too serious :-) The melody is based on my own name, Jean Langlais made a system in wich you can interpret the letters of your name to notes. I also used a rhythm based on my the syllables name. My arrogance!! It's pretty dramatic and sentimental. Therefore I used some subtitles. In English they are: Bar 1 Misery on the day I was born Bar 11 Misery on the day of my first step Bar 21 Misery on the day of the start of my relationship Bar 26 Misery on the day of my marriage Bar 31 Oh! Miserable existence! I love you! Because misery is a consistent element throughout the piece its all the time more or less the same melody and rhythm. Do you think that works out good? (It's my name although it's not autobiographical in case you wondered)
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