Since 1993 this piece has become a standard piece in the repertoire for saxophone and piano
24 Straight Strung Piano Sonatas
First composition ever for this very special Chris Maene Straight Strung Concert Grand, the instrument that Daniel Barenboim ordered. 24 new sparkling Piano Sonatas in all keys in the spirit of Scarlatti. A large pianocycle of one hour and half gorgeous, playable and accessible piano music.
PRINCIPES VAN DE ORKESTRATIE
220pp. Allereerste hertaalde en uitgewerkte editie in het Nederlands van Rimsky-Korsakovs "Principles of orchestration", aangepast met voorbeelden uit de Westerse muziekcanon en aangevuld met een uitgebreide inleiding met 47 combinatievoorbeelden.
PEACE HYMN SLAVA UKRAINI! HEROYAM SLAVA!
Millions of refugees from Ukraine are trying to escape the violence of war. Meanwhile, in this troubled country, thousands of cancer patients are being taken care of and cared for in (shelter) cellars, metro stations, etc. For these children, some have lost their parents, there is a chronic lack of medical supplies and oncology drugs. My wife, Krystyna and myself try - through Art4Ukraine - to offer concrete help to these children. In consultation with the Dutch Cancer Society (NL), we want to help these children through the Tabletochki Charity Foundation. This organization is an international partner (UICC) of the KWF, and supports Ukrainian children with cancer, their families, oncology doctors and other oncology care providers. See also www.tabletochki.org.
My new score(s) for the Peace Hymn for the Ukraine - via www.zodiaceditions.com there are free versions for symphonic orchestra, for concert band and for organ solo- has been made available free of charge to all orchestras and organists in the world. Orchestras and other interested parties that organize (musical) benefit meetings can use the proceeds for relief actions for Ukraine. Also Feofaniyafor piano four hands is available as well.
We make an appeal to financially support Art4Ukraine. All donations are welcome, The gifts will be all (so no administration costs etc.) spent in the place where help is actually needed. We meticulously inform all donors where their money ends up. Complete transparency is our motto.
Where possible, also share the Peace Hymn: here the performance by Haïfa Symphony Orchestra cond. by Yoel Levi: https://youtu.be/DZ29DyezLOc
You can also find the link of the recent organ solo version of the Peace Hymn on our Facebook page of Art4Ukraine. This performance was created by Johannes Unger in the famous Marienkirche in Lübeck: