Descants

I enjoy writing descants which, when sung, unfold as small surprises: sometimes grandiose and majestic, sometimes subtler and noble. I think descants could also accompany other (closing) verses than the glorious finales we are used to hear, as more intimate settings can be surprisingly powerful. Ik hou ervan descants (bovenstemmen) te schrijven die verrassen als…

Psalm 98

A few months ago I composed this small organ piece based on the Genevan Psalm 98. It could be used as a chorale prelude in church services, but is for the average church organist maybe a bit difficult to play. In this piece I wanted to express the joy of singing a ‘new song’ –…