Composer Margriet VerbeekWas born in 1957 in Leiderdorp (The Netherlands)
Studied classical guitar with Baltazar Benitez at the Brabant Academy for Music
Studied composition with Jan van Dijk in Tilburg (The Netherlands)
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for 2 recorders (flutes),
Folk Songs, Christmas Carols and Light Classical Music.
The japanese poet, Taro Aizu, wrote his gogyoshi (japanese poetry) about the frightful nuclear disaster in Fukushima (2011).
This inspired the Dutch artists Ed Hanssen and Fred van Welie to start the Gogyoshi-Art-Project-International. Many expositions were the result.
I also join this group. My contribution is a 25-minutes sound collage around two poems: 'The children of Fukushima' and 'The cat.'
My composition was played during an exposition in 2013, in Grou (The Netherlands), in 2014 in Munich (Germany),in 2014 in Faro (Portugal), in 2015 and 2016 in several South-Korean towns, and in 2017 in Maaseik (Belgium).
Listen to the CD - YouTube
2012 was a commemoration year for the composer Clemens Non Papa, who was then born 500 years ago. To celebrate this, 53 Dutch and Belgium composers composed new versions of his 150 Souterliedekens (psalms) for choir.
In November 2011 I leaded the GeNeCo Centennial Concert in Schiedam. GeNeCo is the Dutch Composers Association.
The 15h of May 2010 Eddy van der Maarel and I presented our new CD during a concert in the pretty church at Wilhelminaoord.
During the European Mensan Annual Gathering in 2009 in Utrecht, a group of musicians and the audience performed together my graphic score under my direction.
The Dutch Association for Mandolin Orchestra's celebrated her 60th anniversary in October 2007, by giving a concert in Gorinchem. I composed a piece for the Youth Orchestra (21 members) for this occasion. The Youth Orchestra performed The Smoking Chimney during that concert in Gorinchem, under direction of Benny Ludemann.
Mandolin ensemble The Strings, at the first performance from my composition 'l'Artibonite' for mandolin ensemble, in Bamberg - 2006
11 members of the three brass bands in Midden-Delfland play my compositions Festival in 't Woudt, and Green, Green Midden-Delfland, directed by Pasha Ashari, in the presence of our Dutch Queen Beatrix (November 2005).
My composition Fleur for solo guitar, won the first price at the Eight International Competition for Composers in Corfu-Greece (2005).
Piano Four Hands
Piano and Flute
Piano and Violin
Piano, Violin and Recorder
Piano, Viola and Recorder
Piano and Soprano Recorder
Piano and Mezzo Soprano
Drie liederen van zonsopgang (after poems by Ida Gerhardt)
(Three Dutch Sunrise Songs)
Piano and Guitar
Piano and B-flat Clarinet
Soprano Recorder Solo
Recorder Trio (Soprano, Alto and Tenor Recorder
Recorder, Violin and Church Organ
Flute Quartet (Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello)
B-flat Clarinet and Tenor Saxophone
Birds (book or PDF, with all four pieces below)
Clarinet Trio - 2 B-flat Clarinets and 1 Bass Clarinet
Wind Ensemble - 2 Flutes (+ Piccolo), 1 Clarinet, 1 Soprano Saxophone, 1 Alto Saxophone, 2 Horns, 1 Trumpet, 1 Trombone, 1 Bass, Percussion.
Marimba, Guitar, 1 Flute, 2 Clarinets, Violin, Viola, Cello
Marimba, Guitar, Harmonium
Harmonium and Guitar
Choir - three voices (Soprano, Alto, Tenor/Bass)
Souterliedekens (After the Souterliedekens by Clemens Non Papa)
Guitar en mandoline
Mandoline, mandola en guitar
Mandoline-ensemble (of mandolineorkest)
Fukushima 2011 (only sound (CD), no sheet music)
Part 1 - This is how it started
Part 2 - Children from Fukushima
Part 3 - The Cat
This CD - 25 min. - is part of the Gogyoshi Art Project,
inspired by Taro Aizu's gogyoshi (japanese poems) which,
he wrote about the nuclear disaster in his hometown Fukushima.
Popular Arrangements for two recorders (flutes) and guitar
PDF - Greensleeves, English Folk Song
PDF - Scarborough Fair, English Folk Song
PDF - Canon in D, by Pachelbel
PDF - The Ice Skater's Waltz, by Emil Waldteufel
PDF - The Bridal Chorus, from the Opera Lohengrin by Wagner
PDF - Silent Night, Christmas Carol
PDF - Hear, The Herald Angels Sing, Christmas Carol
PDF - Oh, Come All Ye Faithful, Christmas Carol
PDF - Amazing Grace, American Hymn
Troostlelie (The Comfort Lily)
Author Margriet Verbeek
Comfort Lily part 1: 'The Mysterious Coat'.
Comfort Lily part 2: 'The Crevice of Horror'.
Comfort Lily part 3: 'The Sleeping Bears'.
Comfort Lily part 4 will be: 'Routed'.
Buy the books (only in Dutch)