Ad Wammes, composer
Compositions: Ode on Celestial Music
Ode on Celestial Music was composed upon the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Nijmegen University Chamber choir Audite Nova.
The composition is inspired by and based upon the famous poem written by Brian Patten.
It tells the story of a man who despises profane music (I want only bona fide celestial music B.P.), but much later in life is being seduced by the beautiful singing of the girl downstairs (Turning my hearing aid full volume I bend close to the floorboards, hoping for at least one song to get through B.P.)
On the music preview you can hear excerpts of the premiere given on 24-11-2007 at the Nicolaikerk in Utrecht.

In 2013 I made a special version in which the organ is replaced by an accordion. This link brings you to Youtube where you can hear (and see) this version:

The price of the score is including full score, vocal score (+ rights to make 40 copies) and parts.

Director: Fokko Oldenhuis
Organ: Gonny van der Maten
Harp: Kirsten van den Hogen
Percussion: Henri Rijken
Title: Ode on Celestial Music
Duration: 10 min. 30 sec.
Composer: Ad Wammes
For: mixed choir, organ (or accordion), harp, percussion
Year: 2007
Published by: the comoposer
Price: 82,50
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