OLEK SCHOOT EEN BEER ... (OLEK SHOT A BEAR ...)

for narrator and instrumental ensemble



This composition OLEK SCHOOT EEN BEER... was commissioned in 2005-06 by Youth and Music Flanders. Text by Bart Moeyaert, author and Antwerp City Poet in 2006-2007.

The choice of the instruments was inspired by the work 'L'histoire du soldat' of Stravinsky: clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, violin, double bass and percussion.

In this work, written especially for young people, the composer tried to write music that stirs up imagination, without making concessions concerning the musical language. 

A book + CD of OLEK SCHOOT EEN BEER... was published (publisher Querido) in 3 languages (Dutch, German and French). 
The music has been recorded by Radio Klara with soloists of the ‘Flemish Radio Orchestra’ (VRO) with Ivan Meylemans as the conductor and the author Bart Moeyaert as the narrator.

Composed for various scenic interpretations:

LIED VAN DE MEISJES/SONG OF THE GIRLS

LIED VOOR OLEK/SONG FOR OLEK

2 SONGS FROM OLEK for children’s choir and piano / or accordeon (+/- 5’)

Scenic interpretation OLEK by I Solisti del Vento and Theater Taptoe (2009)




RECORDINGS

Olek shoot een beer

 

Book with CD 
OLEK SCHOOT EEN BEER...
in Dutch, French and German,
Music by Wim Henderickx,
Text and narrator Bart Moeyaert, Soloists of the VRO (Brussels Philharmonic) conductor Ivan Meylemans, Publisher Querido

SCORE

Norsk Musikforlag (publisher)



INSTRUMENTATION / EXTRA INFORMATION

for narrator and instrumental ensemble (7 musicians)
(text: Bart Moeyaert)
(+/- 35’)
instrumentation: narrator / cl, bsn / tpt, tbn / perc (1 pl) / vln, db
first performance:  April 21, 2006 at Flagey, Brussels
Soloists of Brussels Philharmonic 
Ivan Meylemans, conductor
Bart Moeyaert, narrator






RETROSPECTRE