VOCAL

A capella

Stained staves for mixed choir (for Gilbert and George) (2010)
Mixed choir (3’)

Lyrics: jelle meander

Commissioned by Jelle Dierickx for Festival of Flanders
 

Air victorieux (2010)

For mixed choir and 2 trumpets (2’)

Text: Frank Nuyts

Commisioned by Peter Dejans for the Musa Hora choir

XXX Songs (2007)

(6 voices SSATBB) (18ʹ)

Lyrics by Jelle Meander

Commissioned by Roland Peelman for The Songcompany

Dedicated to Bart Demuyt

The Accidental Martyr (2007)

For mixed choir (8ʹ)

(text: Tom Robbins)

Commissioned by Peter Dejans for Musa Horti

Dedicated tp Jelle Dierickx & Maja Jantar

       

Old Airs (2006)

(6 voices, SMATBB) (8ʹ)

Commissioned by Roland Peelman for The Songcompany Australia

Dedicated to Yves Rosseel

The X songs (2005)

(SATB) (14′)

Text: William Shakespeare

Dedicated to Johan Huys

Published by HRDSCR Editions

Anthology (2004)

(for three to six voices or choir) (SMATTB) (11ʹ)

Commissioned by Ensemble Leporello

Ai da vede (2002)

(6 voices a capella SMATBB) (9’)

(text: Dirk Opstaele & Frank Nuyts)

Commissioned by Dirk Opstaele for Ensemble Leporello

Dedicated to Michael Sahl

The Roughcast Song (2001)

(6 voices a capella: SMATBB) (8’30”)

 (text: Frank Nuyts)

Commissioned by Roland Peelman for The Songcompany Australia

Dedicated to Dominique Wittevrongel

Airs à gogo  (1994)

(6 solo voices : SSATBB) (15’)

(text: Voltaire)

Commissioned by Roland Peelman for The Songcompany

Dedicated to Roland Peelman

With one or more instruments

Hondje is moe (2022)

For soprano, flute and harp (3'30")

Lyrics: Frank Nuyts

Composed for Liesbeth Devos, Femke Van Leuven and Leen Van der Roost

 
Schakering (2022)

For soprano, flute and harp (3'30")

Lyrics: Jana Arns

Composed for Liesbeth Devos, Femke Van Leuven and Leen Van der Roost

Smaart (2022)

For soprano, flute and harp (3'30")

Lyrics: Frank Nuyts

Composed for Liesbeth Devos, Femke Van Leuven and Leen Van der Roost

Drawing up

Adapted from a song from Carbon Fixation

For soprano and piano 7'30

 

Nuanced gravity (2022)

For soprano and piano 5'30

Lyrics by Laurence Servaes

Commissioned by Laurence Servaes

Dedicated to Pieter Lembrechts

I call you ocean (2022)

for soprano, bclar and theorbe 6'30

Commissioned by Xanadu

Dedicated to Piet Van Bockstal

Une fille comme Anne (2022)

for soprano, flute and harp 3’45"

Commissioned by Claire Edwardes (Aus)

This piece is an arrangement of an aria from the chamber opera 'Paternel'by the same authors

Impossible (2018) (3’)

For voice and piano

Text: Cesário Verde

Dedicated to Marleen Denaeyer

Hmm… (2017)

(sop & keyboard) (17ʹ)

Hum

Sing

Laugh Sigh

Dance

lyrics: Frank Nuyts

Dedicated to Tine Wyns & Dirk Ooms

 

Four songs from Middle East (2016)

(high voice & pno) (15ʹ)

(text: Philippe Blasband)

Dedicated to Els Cooman en Paul van Os

Four Middle East Songs (English version) (2016)

(bass & pno) (15ʹ)

(text: Philippe Blasband)

Dedicated to Els Cooman en Paul van Os

First performance Canberra International Music Festival (Birch (bass) - Peelman (pno)

Chut!’ a melodrama (2015)

(prequel to ‘Paternel)

(1 sop 2 mezzo sop actress fl vibra db (15’)

Libretto by Philippe Blasband vzw Hardscore productie & Muziekcentrum De Bijloke

Dedicated to Veerle Simoens & Ben Haemhouts

Double takes (2015)

 (sop, mezzo-sop, b,t,a,s,s recorder (1player), vcl, el. keyboard (with el.pno sound and a slow synth sound), marimba) (60ʹ)

Double takes 1 Drone 1

Double takes 2 A little stone

Double takes 3 Drone 2

Double takes 4 When broken pillars

Double takes 5 Drone 3

Double takes 6 A memory

Double takes 7 Drone 4

Double takes 8 We are tempted

Double takes 9 Drone 5

Double takes 10 A story repeated

Double takes 11 Drone 6

Double takes 12 Precious time

Double takes 13 Drone 7

Double takes 14 Looking at Double takes 15 Drone 8 Double takes 16 Africa!

Double takes 17 Drone 9

Double takes 18 Bone-dry wind Double takes 19 Drone 10 Double takes 20 Arenʼt we all.

Double takes 21 Drone 11

Double takes 22 My balcony

Double takes 23 Drone 11

Double takes 24 Even the humblest Double takes 25 Drone 13 Double takes 26 Opera!

Double takes 27 Drone 14

Double takes 28 Through open front doors

Double takes 29 Faces are maps

Text by Frank Nuyts, on photographs by Ronny Lauwers

Cambio madre por moto (2014)

A chamber opera  (2sop, mezzo, tenor, bar, bass bar, cl, vcl, pno, hrp, 2 perc) (60ʹ)

Original libretto Rosa Montero

Originally commissioned by Simon Bauwens for Gerard Mortier and Teatro Real.

Dedicated to Simon Bauwens

Cancelled due to on religious grounds

Sur d’almes cadences (2013)

Textes: 3 poèmes de ‘Fêtes Galantes’ de Verlaine

(sop, vcl, hrp) (12′)

Commissioned by Leen Van der Roost Dedicated to Evert Bogaert

Réconciliation et amour (2013)

For high voice and piano

Vocalise, adaptée d’un. Aria de l’opéra de chambre (Middle East) (3’20)

Dedicated to Laurence Servaes

Paternel (2013)

A chamber opera

(sop, 2 mezzo, actrice, fl, 3 hrps, DB) (45ʹ) (libretto by Philippe Blasband) vzw Hardscore productie

Dedicated to Wim De Temmerman

Tongval (2011)

A chamber opera

(lyrics (in Dutch) by Frank Nuyts)

(sop, mez sop, clar, vib, pno, hrp, vln, db) (25′)

Dedicated to Johan Dhollander A vzw HardScore production

Noite inquieta (2012)

A monodrama

(mezzo sopr & strings) (40ʹ) text: Pessoa ‘Livro do desassossego’)

Commissioned by Veerle Van Gorp and Wim Meuris for the string ensemble Amadeus  Dedicated to Gerda Dendooven

Middle East (2010)

A chamber opera

(sop, actor, fl, clar, 1perc, pno, vln, vle, vcl) (60ʹ)

Libretto by Philippe Blasband

Commissioned by Hans Bruneel for LOD

Arabische nacht (2009)

(for narrator and piano) (tot. dur. 75’)

(text: R. Schimmelpfennig)

Commissioned by Dirk Opstaele for Ensemble Leporello

De Trouw van Mira en Miro (2009)

Een miniatuur straatopera

(mezzo-baritone-vl-clar-bsn) (12’)

(tekst en muziek Frank Nuyts) Commissioned by vzw MiraMiro Dedicated to Fabien Audooren

 

Ver weg herfst (3’30) (2008)

For mezzo sopraan and piano, integrated in the 5th Symphony

Text: Boudewijn Buckinx

Dedicated to Anthony Fiumara

Bekket: 3 Songs (2007)

(high voice and pno) (10′)

Published by HRDSCR Editions

The Abduction of the East (2006)

(Bas-Baritone and ensemble) (35ʹ)

(fl clar/bclar hrn harp pno vl vla vcl db)

(text: various authors and Philippe Blasband)

Commissioned by Spectra Ensemble Published by Music Production Hoeflich

Dedicated to Philippe Blasband

Off all time (2’45)

Adagio per ‘adagio’ for mixed choir and ensemble

Integrated in the 5th Symphony

Text T.S.Eliot

Anthology (for three to six voices or choir) (SMATTB) (11′) (2004)

Commissioned by Ensemble Leporello

Dedicated to Dirk Opstaele

Love by fortune sent (2003)

(sop – str) (3’30”) Commissioned by Dirk Brossé Dedicated to Ensemble Leporello

Bekket a musical mimodrama (2003)

(text: Frank Nuyts& Dirk Opstaele)

(vocal ensemble, clar, b.clar, perc. pno) (60’)

(commissioned by Ensemble Leporello with the aid of the Flemish Government) Dedicated to Fien en Geert Dhondt-Dhont

Boyhood’s end (1998)

(tenor – pno – tape ad lib) (±25’)

(text: Frank Nuyts) composed for Iris De Blaere and Philippe Defrancq  Dedicated to Daniel Gazon

     

Swift Songs (1997)

(text: Jonathan Swift)

(sop – clar – pno) (11’30’’)

Composed for Degelin, Boeykens and Kende

Commissioned for Conservatory Antwerp

Dedicated to Frank Debruyne and Hilde Vanderstraeten

Available on CD: Bajadillas, Kokopelli projects, FERM 0901

3 Liederen uit “Ga.n” (1993)

(high voice – pno) (20’)

Drie koortjes uit Ga.n (1993)

(sopr – mezzo-sopr – alt) (5′)

Ga.n  (1993 ) A Scenic Cantata

(libretto: Frans Thooft)

(2 sop – mez sop – tenor – recit. – 3 synth + wave station) (90 ‘)

Commissioned by and dedicated to Wim Wabbes

Claus harmonieën (1992)

(text Hugo Claus) (sop – fl – vcl – pno) (9’)

Dedicated to Martine DE Groote & Rik Lemaître

Water Music (1989)

(sop – mar ) (12’)

Text: C. Boyle

Commissioned by Bob Van Sice

Dedicated to Helen Mirren