List of compositions by Erwin Strikker

“Hommage à Messiaen”

(1986) Chamber-ensemble / 8 min. Soprano, flute, clarinet, violin and piano.Text by the composer.

“Chromatiesen”

(1987) String-orchestra / 16 min.

“Latin Rhapsody”

(1987) Close-harmony choir / 14 min. SATB, piano, bass and drums.

First performance in May 1988 in Muziekcentrum Vredenburg /Utrecht(Holland), by Dekoor.

Conductor: J. Rooze.By order of KOSMU. Text by the composer.

A part of this composition “Baby, we got it all!”, is published by ARCO Music Publishing / Enschede.

“The Reckless Groove”

(1988) Wind-orchestra / 8.30 min.

First performance in December 1988 in Muziekcentrum Vredenburg /Utrecht (Holland), by the National Youth Wind-orchestra.

Conductor: J. Cober. By order of The Prince Bernhard Fund. Published by Musica Mundana / Deurne.

“Enneacles” 

(1988) Wind-orchestra / 22 min.

First performance in January 1991 in the Sionskerk / Zwolle (Holland),

by the school-orchestra from the conservatory in Zwolle and the conservatory in Enschede.

Conductor: D. Annema.

“Muziek voor drie groepen”

(1989) Chamber-ensemble / 26 min. Fl, clar, altosax, trp, hrn, trb, tuba, synth (2x) and  perc.

By order of the foundation Poly-Art, for the dance-project: Beeldschoon.

“Tinmo”

(1989) Brass-quintet / 9.30 min.

First performance in January 1991 in the Grote Kerk / Zwolle (Holland),

by Four-T-One-H. Published by Donemus / Amsterdam.

“Sferen nr. 1”

(1989) a capella choir: SATB / 6 min.

“Yasoewcy”

(1990) Churchorgan and recorders / 11 min.

First performance in January 1991 in the Doopsgezinde Kerk / Zwolle (Holland),

by  P. van der Voort and  J. Hamberg.

“Thumoleï”

(1990) Chamber-ensemble / 7.30 min.Fl, clar, cor angl, bssn, trp, trb, perc, pf, vln 1, vln 2, vla, cello and db.

First performance in January 1991 in Odeon / Zwolle (Holland),

by the Delta Ensemble during the Dutch Composers-days, in co-operation with the Gaudeamus Foundation.

Published by Donemus / Amsterdam.

“Tézoemtâk”

(1991) Wind-orchestra / 8.30 min. This composition has won a second prize in Japan /

J.I.Y.M.(International Competition for Original Composition for Wind-orchestra), a second prize in Holland / S.A.M.O. (Compositioncontest for Wind-orchestra)

and it received a special recommendation in Italy / Pro Loco Corsiano (Concorso Internationale di Composizione Originale per Banda).

First performance by a workshop-orchestra in July 1991, in Shizuoka-City (Japan).

Conductor: J.L.Rey.

“Epifanie”

(1991) Chamber-ensemble / 14 min. Group-composition by the students of the conservatory in Zwolle in January 1991, under supervision of  Nigel Osborne.

Conductor: G. Sembdner.

“Au dessus de nos têtes”

(1992) Symphony-orchestra and 10 female-voices / 19 min. Poem by Tristan Tzara. Published by Donemus / Amsterdam.

“Les Souterrains”

(1992) Sextet / 12 min.Flute (3x), trombone (2x) and tuba. First performance in July 1992 in the caves of  Provins (France), by a workshop-sextet.

“Fuerteventura”

(1992) Solo for trumpet in C or Bb / 5.30 min. First performance in February 1993 in Die Volkshochschule / Köln (Germany), by Guido Montag.

“Rom at Korzo`s”

(1993) Quintet / 2.30 min. Baritone-saxophone (1x), trombone (2x) and tuba (2x).

First performance in February 1993 in café Korzo / The Hague (Holland), by the “LAKO-ensemble”

“Walcott`s onmacht”

(1993) Mixed choir and chamber-ensemble / 7.30 min. SATB, fl, ob, clar, bssn, trp, hrn, trb, perc, pf, vln 1, vln 2, vla, cello and db.

First performance in May 1993 in the Waalse Kerk / Amsterdam (Holland), by Het Koor Nieuwe Muziek and the Delta Ensemble

during the Dutch Composers-days, in co-operation with the Gaudeamus Foundation.

“Schichtwechsel”

(1993) Chamber-ensemble / 15 min. Trp, altosax, hrn (2x), trb, tuba and perc (2x).

First performance in September 1993, Im Gebläsehaus der Völklingerhütte /Saarbrücken (Germany), by a workshop-ensemble

“De Dinoflagellaat”

(1993) Soprano, clarinet and piano / 7 min. Text by the composer.

“My house is limited”

(1993) Soprano and trombone / 6 min.

First performance in November 1993 in Die Volkshochschule / Köln (Germany), by Mi-na Song and Peter Zentl. Text by the composer.

“Aubade: Pier 50”

(1994)  Solo for trumpet in C or Bb / 2 min.

First performance in Februari 1994 in the Vechtstraat 42 / Hengelo (Ov.) (Holland),

by the composer himself.

By order of L. van Reede.

“Prelude to a marriage”

(1994) Two trumpets in C or Bb / 3 min.

First performance in April 1994 in the town hall of Hengelo (Ov.) (Holland),

by Peter Wissink and the composer himself.

By order of L. van Reede.

“Oele included”

(1994) Trumpet and carillon / 9.30 min.

First performance in September 1994 in the town hall of Hengelo (Ov.) (Holland),

by Joke Brandsma and the composer himself.

By order of P. van Dijk and the municipality of the town Hengelo (Ov.).

“Josje`s droom”

(1994) Chamber-ensemble / 55 min. Music for a children`s play with the same name. Piano, bass, perc, synth (2x), ewi, tenorsax, altosax and trp.

First performance in October 1994 in Odeon / Zwolle (Holland). Autors of  this play are Hans and  Sjoerd Kuyper.

By order of Theater Thor.

“The thin line”

(1994) Two trumpets in C or Bb / 3 min.

First performance in November 1994 in Die Alte Feurwache / Köln (Germany), by Peter Wissink and the composer himself.

”Ontboezemingen”

(1995) Vocals (2x), piano, trp, trb, altosax and digital instruments / 16.00 min.

Making of the CD with the same title (18 songs). A project of the cabaretduo “Wagenmans en Strikker”.

“De lucide droom”

(1995) Mezzo-soprano, accordeon and percussion / 9 min.

First performance in April 1995 in De IJsbreker / Amsterdam (Holland),by Trio Tritonus. Poem by Oscar Wouda.

By order of H. Markus.

“Karoshi”

(1995) Wind-orchestra / 25 min. Wind-orchestra with soloparts for trumpet and piano.

By order of Duo Dercksen Dorresteijn.

“Zon boven water”

(1995) Documentary / 8 min. The music for this documentary was recorded in a studio.

By order of Christelijke Hogeschool Windesheim / Mediacentrum (Zwolle).

“Ik maak er werk van”

(1996) Documentary / 25 min. The music for this documentary was recorded in a studio.

By order of Hogeschool Haarlem / Centraal Bureau SOSA.

“Je maakt me zo mooi”

(1997) Documentary / 15 min. The music for this documentary was recorded in a studio.

By order of Christelijke Hogeschool Windesheim / Mediacentrum (Zwolle). Text by L. Gerritsen.

“Chang and Eng”

Musical-opera. Work in progress.(started in 1998)

“Blue Ice”

Piano and symphony-orchestra. Work in progress. (started in 1998)

“Canon audio signature and tune”

(1998) Music for commercial purposes / 0.30 min. This music was recorded in a studio.

By order of Canon Europa N.V. / Marketing Communications Division (Amstelveen)

“Groeipijn”

(2001) Musical / 45.00 min. First performance in September 2001 in de Stadsgehoorzaal / Kampen, by a workshop-ensemble and a workshop-choir.

By order of De Stadsgehoorzaal (Kampen). Text by D. Swen and I. Griffioen

“Die zarte berührung von Minerva”

(2000) Ensemble / 25 min. Trp, altosax + baritonesax (one player), hrn (2x), trb, tuba, perc (2x) and 4 midwinterhorns.

“Artic Blue”

(2002) String-orchestra / 13.30 min.

“Enneacles”

(2002) revised version for two pianos.

“Rom at Korzo’s”

(2002) revised version.

”Oele Included part 3 / Boogie Woogie”

(2002) revised version for wind-orchestra.

“Testride”

(2002) Drums, bass, guitar (2x), trumpet and vocals (5x) / 37.00 min.

Making of the CD with the same title (16 songs). A project of the band “Vega Leather Butt Show” (Kick Ass Rock & Roll)

“Allright !”

(2003) Drums, bass, guitar (2x), trumpet and vocals (5x) / 7.00 min.

Making of the Promo-CD with the same title (3 songs). A project of the band “Vega Leather Butt Show”.

“Muziek voor drie groepen”

(2003) revised version.

“Karpathos”

(2003) Wind-orchestra / 14.00 min.

First performance in May 2005 in the concerthall of The University of Twente / Enschede (Holland), by SHOT (Student Windorchestra Twente).

Solopart for vibraphone.

“Die Schöne Müllerin part 2”

Three songs out of totally twelve. The continuing story of  “Die Schöne Müllerin” by Schubert. Mezzo soprano / soprano and piano.

“1 Der Ernte Dank”

(2002).

“2 So still”

(2003).

“3 Wo ist Dein fleissiges Lied”

(2003).

First performance in June 2003 in Hotel Sonnevanck / Wijk aan Zee (Holland), by Hilde Ruybeken (soprano) and Heleen Verleur (piano).

Text by Simone Zacharias. This performance was a part of De Salon organised by “Het Juttersfestival”

“Gamelong”

(2004) Carillon / 3 min.

First performance in November 2004 on the carillon of the town hall in Hengelo (Ov.) Holland, by Roel Smit.

Composed for the 10th anniversary of The Lambooijhuis in Hengelo (Ov.) Holland. Published by Edition Pors / Hilversum.

“Groovy People”

(2005) For Jazz-combo (drums, bass and Hammond-organ) and cello / 4 min.

“27 is comin’”

(2006) Ragtime for piano / 3 min.

 

“Nu op dronk”

(2008) The ultimate wine song for mixed choir, male choir and female choir / 4 min. A commission of “Podium Twente”.

First performance in February 2009 in Muziekcentrum Enschede / Enschede (Holland) by 6 different choirs.

“Arrang Tjenna”

(2009) For Wind-orchestra and solo-trumpet / 4.30 min.

 

“Chang and Eng”

(2010) Musical-opera for symphony-orchestra, choir and soloists / 1 hour and 45 min. (piano-reduction / score in progress)

“The Keyhole Machine”

(2011) Mezzosoprano and Trombone / 7 min. Text by the composer.

“Son of Sax”

(2012) Altosaxophone and Piano / 6 min.

“Maruja”

(2018) For Wind-orchestra / 3.30 min. Maruja is the dog of the composer.

“La Caldera de Taburiente”

(2018) For Symphony-orchestra / 12 min. A musical impression of the 14 municipalities of La Palma (Spain).