Written for Koninklijk Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam. The Belgian composer Annelies Van Parys honours her former teacher Luc Brewaeys, who died far too young, with a work commissioned by the Concertgebouworkest. Her astounding style makes Van Parys a totally original voice in contemporary music. Première at Concertgebouw Amsterdam on 25 & 27 March 2022.
For cello & electronics Instrumentation: vlc, electr. Première at Transit Festival, Leuven (B) on 30/10/2022 Commissioned by the Centre Henri Pousseur & Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival The composition Shades of light by Annelies Van Parys is a reflection on the relationship between humans and the digital world. About how digital elements penetrate people's lives, facilitate them, change them and finally take over. This acquisition heralds a new era - for better or worse.
Cello: Séverine Ballon
Electronics: Gilles Doneux (for Centre Henri Pousseur)
Commissioned by Antwerp Symphony Orchestra. Première on 27 May 2022 at Muziekcentrum De Bijloke Gent and a second concert on 28 May at Koningin Elisabethzaal, both with Jan Michiels and under the direction of Martyn Brabbins. Instrumentation 220.127.116.11/18.104.22.168/22.214.171.124/hrp/str
Commissioned by Concertgebouw Bruges for the “Angels Series”.
Text: Gaea Schoeters (transl. Suzanne Notte)
Premièred by Els Mondelaers (mezzo) and Kurt Bertels (Saxophone) on 2 March 2017 in Concertgebouw Bruges.
Mezzosoprano and Tenor saxophone
The compulsory work for the Queen Elisabeth Competition semi-final Cello 2017 is written by Belgian composer Annelies Van Parys.
Chacun(e) sa chaconne was world premiered in May 2017 - Semi-finalists of Queen Elisabeth Contest first violoncello edition.
Cello: Maciej Kulakowski
A new work for cello quartet inspired by Liszt Via Crucis, performed by the Polish Cello Quartet.
Commissioned by Klara Festival and MusMA.
Première March 2016 at Bozar Brussels, Klara Festival
Commissioned by The Royal Flemish Philharmonic |deFilharmonie
Premiered on 11 May 2014 at Amuz, Antwerp, Belgium by The Royal Flemish Philharmonic | deFilharmonie, cond. Jacob Slagter
Instrumentation: 3 Flutes, (3rd doubling Piccolo), 2 Oboe, 1 Cor Anglais, 1 Clarinet in Eb, 2 Clarinets in Bb, 2 Bassoons, 1 Contrabassoon / 4 Horns in F, 1 Piccolo Trumpet, 2 Trumpets in Bb, 2 Tenor trombones, 1 Bass trombone, 1 tuba
For male voices
Commissioned by De Bijloke, Gent
Premiered by Cinquecento (Vienna) at De Bijloke Ghent, May 2012
Instrumentation: 6 male voices A A T T Bar B
For String Trio
Commissioned by Transit Festival Leuven
Premiere by Ensemble Recherche, October 2011 Leuven
Instrumentation: Violin, viola, cello
A drama of Clytemnestra from the Oresteia by Aeschylos; a companion to Oresteia by Iannis Xenakis.
80' ( staged version, 2010 )
20' ( concert version, 2013 )
Text by Aeschylos, selection Caroline Petrick Transl. A.D. Bouillet, P. Claudel
for mezzo, mezzo-alto, alto and ensemble
Performed by Asko Schoenberg, Els Mondelaers, Bauwien van der Meer & Elsbeth Gerritsen cond. Alejo Pérez
For male choir. Commissioned by Collegium Vocale Ghent
Premiere by Collegium Vocale Ghent (cond. Christoph Siebert) in May 2007 in Tour Taxis Brussels in a production of Josse De Pauw in the framework of KunstenfestivaldesArts
Instrumentation: Male choir, 8 voices T T B B (solo) T T B B (tutti).
For double wind quintet
Commissioned by I Solisti del Vento
Premiere by I Solisti, cond. Filip Rathé, October 2005 at De Singel in Antwerp during the festival music@venture.
Selected for ISCM-Flanders’ score project
Instrumentation: 2 Flute, 2 oboe, 2 clarinet, 2 horn, 2 bassoon
For guitar, harp, piano en percussion
Written for the Ictus International Composition Seminar. Premiere by ensemble Contr'Art in Bruges. Awarded Prize Vlaanderen/Québec, Canadian premiere in Montréal May 2002 by the SMCQ cond. Walter Boudreau (Rec. and Broadc.: CBC, cd Atma-Classique ACD 2 2281)
Instrumentation: Guitar, harp, piano, percussion