Berceuse presque nègre (1948) order this work
medium voice pf
text (Dutch): Paul van Ostaijen
duration: 2’

Diablerie (1948) order this work
sop pf
text (Dutch): Jan Engelman
duration: 2’

Goden en zangers [Gods and Singers] (1948) order this work
sop pf
text (Dutch): A. Roland Holst
duration: 5’

Die Weise von Liebe und Tod (1948) order this work
high voice pf
text: R.M. Rilke
duration: 21’

De ueren van de bittere passie Jesu Christi (1949) order this work
medium voice pf
text: Middle Dutch, anon.
duration: 8’

Vijf liederen [Five Songs] (1952) order this work
low voice pf
text (French): F. García Lorca
duration: 10’

Missa brevis (1952)
4‑part mixed choir
duration: 12’
commissioned by KRO Radio
publ.: Bank

Vier koorliederen [Four choral Songs] (1953)
mixed choir
text: Middle Dutch, anon.
duration: 10’
publ.: Bank

Prière (1953)
mixed choir
text: Koran
duration: 10’
publ.: Bank

Twee liederen [Two Songs] (1953) order this work
sop pf
text: Gabriela Mistral
duration: 4’

De toverfluit [The magic flute] (1954) order this work

sop fl vc pf
text: Zauberflöte, Dutch transl. Bertus Aafjes
duration: 11’

Acht Europese liederen [Eight European Songs] (1954) order this work
medium voice pf
text: trad. (Span./Hung./Greek/French/Dutch/ Ital./Norw./Middle Germ.)
duration: 12’

Vier liederen [Four Songs] (1955) order this work
medium voice rec‑sopr rec‑a rec‑t
text: trad. medieval (Dutch, French)
duration: 5’

Brabant (1959) order this work
medium voice 3333 4331 timp perc hp cel str
text (Dutch): Harriet Laurey
duration: 10’

Haiku I (1963) order this work
songs and interludes
sop pf
text (English): Japanese haiku, transl. H.G. Henderson
duration: 15’

Psalm 118 (1966) order this work
3‑part mixed choir 2trb org(ad lib.)
duration: 12’
Dutch text

Haiku II (1968) order this work
sopr-solo 4444 4441 perc str
text (English): Japanese haiku, transl. H.G. Henderson
duration: 12’

Vocalise (1968) order this work
solo voice
duration: 4’

Lamento pacis I‑II‑III (1969) order this work: I - II - III
mixed choir and instruments
text: Erasmus
duration: 27’

The Magic of Music I (1970) order this work
2‑part choir a cappella
text from an Indian music theory, publ. 1958
duration: 8’

Cloudy Forms (1970) order this work
male choir a cappella
text: Shi‑t’ao (17th century)
duration: 5’

The Birth of Music I (1975) order this work
mixed or male choir a cappella
text (English): Indian myth of the Nahua‑people, 16th century; transl. Irene Nicholson
duration: 8’

The Magic of Music II (1977)
voice sound tracks
duration: 5’45’’
(tape held by the composer)

The Birth of Music II (1978)
reciter electronics
See: Electronic compositions

Car nos vignes sont en fleur (1981) order this work

12‑part mixed choir
text (French): Song of Songs (fragments)
duration: 20’

And they shall reign for ever (1981) order this work
sopr‑m cl h pf perc
text: fragments from the Revelation of St. John the Divine
duration: 18’

Invocations (1983) order this work
sopr‑m 4‑part mixed choir 3cl h trb 2perc pf(el.org)
text (Latin): Book of Psalms
duration: 30’

Chimères (1984) order this work
2ten‑c ten 2bar bass
text: Gérard de Nerval
duration: 20’


Les chants de Kabir (1985) order this work

2ten‑c ten 2bar bass
text: Kabir
duration: 30’

Transparence (1986) order this work
18‑part mixed choir 3 tpt 3 trb
text (French) by Arabian mystics
duration: 15’

Transparence (1986) order this work
version with accompaniment of tpt 2hn 2trb tb
duration: 15’

Cinq hymnes (1987‑1988) order this work
mixed choir 2 pf 2 perc
text (French): Kabir
duration: 29’

Natasja (1990) order this work
vocalise for voice solo
duration: 1’

A cette heure du jour (1991-1992) order this work
4-part mixed choir
text: Old Sumerian, translated into French by Philippe Selk
duration: 13’

Elégie pour les villes détruites (1994) order this work

4‑part mixed choir
texts from Psalms, Isaiah, Jeremiah (Latin and French)
duration: 15’

3 Shakespeare Songs (1994‑1995) order this work
(Night Music, No longer mourn, But time decays)
sopr‑m 1110 sax 2020 2perc hp pf(synth glock) 2vl 2vla 2vc
duration: ca. 22’‑23’