Belgium, 1914: Edgar, a painter, heads for the front, leaving behind his young wife, Julienne, and a canvas with an unfinished landscape.
YEAR OF COMPOSITION
Children’s choir, youth choir, community choir, concert choir, saxophone quartet, percussion (snare drum, djembe, vibraphone), narrator
Lyrics byAnnelies Verbeke (b. 1976), based on the novella of the same name
LanguageDutch, French, English and German
Date20 December 2014
PlaceSchouwburg Kortrijk (Belgium)
ChoirsAltra Voce (Kortrijk), Kalliope (Ghent), Pro Ecclesia (Kortrijk), Maria Bernardakoor (Zwevegem), De Arnootjes (Anzegem), Kallikids (Ghent), Japanese School of Brussels, Ensemble Vocapella (Germany), Choeur Sorbonne Universités (France), Landmark Show Choir (England), Maven Sings (The Netherlands)
- Unfinished Landscape was one of the nominees for the Sabam Award 2015.
- On 22 November 2015, Unfinished Landscape came in 13th in radio station Klara’s Top 100
PublicationPublication: 10 ‘What if’ and 28 ‘Berceuse’ are available via Koorklank; other movements available upon request
Movement TitlesTiming & Instrumentation
- Interview with Annelies Verbeke and Maarten Van Ingelgem in Stemband #21
- More info: www.onvoltooid-landschap.be
CD RecordingHampstead Heath, 18 March 2017, Keyhof Residence, Huldenberg, by the Brussels Chamber Choir and Helen Cassano (conductor), Etcetera Records KTC 1601 ‘Made in Belgium’
CD RecordingHampstead Heath, 27-30 August 2019, Jesuit Church, Heverlee (Belgium), by the Flemish Radio Choir and Bart Van Reyn (conductor), Evil Penguin EPRC 0033 'Ton Sur Ton'
Hampstead Heath, one man choir (Noah Thys)
Hampstead Heath by the Flemish Radio Choir and Bart Van Reyn (conductor)
Le Bébé by Vocaal Ensemble Freya and Gert-Jan Verbueken (conductor)
Bomen, Wat als... & Nacht by Kalliope and Sabine Haenebalcke (conductor)
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