The Quatre Chorals of Hendrik Andriessen. Part 1: Chorals I & II by Lourens Stuifbergenby Lourens Stuifbergen | Het ORGEL | Year 113 | (2017) | Issue 3
Lourens Stuifbergen The Quatre Chorals of Hendrik Andriessen. Part 1: Chorals I & II
Het ORGEL 113 (2017), nr. 3, 12-17 [summary]
Between 1913 and 1921 Hendrik Andriessen (1892-1981) composed his Quatre Chorals for organ; almost a decade separates the last Choral from the first. In that period his style changed radically. The late romantic composer, strongly influenced by Franck, developed into a composer with his own individual language. His development will be traced closely in two articles, which will discuss the following issues: 1. origin; 2. chorale melody; 3. other themes and motives; 4. form; 5. style; 6. registration; 7. the revisions of Chorals II and IV.
Andriessen – fragment 1916-version of Choral II (Click at the picture to enlarge)