Ad Wammes, composer
Compositions: Eine Nacht im finsteren Wald
Composed for the National Youth Accordion Orchestra in commission by the NOVAM and subsidized by the ‘Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst’

The story
Eine Nacht im finsteren Wald(previously known as ‘Een nacht in het enge bos’ (Lost in the woods) tells the story of the little boy Tom, who gets lost in the woods after a Sunday-afternoon walk with his family.
After an exciting and exhausting night – where he withnesses the dances of the fireflies and the trolls and escapes from the rider in the night - he falls asleep and is found back by his parents the next day.

The bass side of the accordion is frequently used.(always played by acc.4)
The harmonies are derived from its possibilities – and therefore it’s impossibilities .
Medieval modes are used quite a lot, thus giving the piece a modal character.
The story is told in 8 parts..

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Title: Eine Nacht im finsteren Wald
Duration: 16min.45sec.
Composer: Ad Wammes
For: Accordion orchestra(or ensemble)
Year: 2001
Published by: Jetelina