Feast in the Fields of Yellow Corn

woodwind Ensemble & tape

Feest in de gele maisvelden was commisioned by the Dutch Woodwind Ensemble. It had its première at the New Years Concert, Januar the 1st, 2004 in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Theme of the concert was ‘Mommy’.

The title of the work can be explained by the two following elements. (1) In the piece, a motiv is woven that was song in the childhood of the composer by his mother on the words Day after day in the fields of yellow corn (part of and old song of American slaves). (2) in the piece a theme is quoted from Fêtes by Claude Debussy.

Click here for an audio version of the live-performance at Januar the 1st, 2004; beneath for the video registration.

Sheet music available by Donemus, https://webshop.donemus.nl/action/front/sheetmusic/10986