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3-CD-BOX - "A Bag of Music" - Henk van Twillert & Tjako van Schie


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A Bag of Music

The Duo Van Twillert / Van Schie originates from 1986, were they performed during the first International Saxophone Week organized by the Conservatory of Hilversum, in the Netherlands. The International Saxophone Week continued at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and became a highly artistic event.

Henk van Twillert was teacher of saxophone at the conservatories of Hilversum and Amsterdam and Tjako van Schie became piano accompanist in the International Saxophone Class of Henk van Twillert.

Together with Fernando Valente (Ŧ 1998), Henk van Twillert opened the Saxophone Class at the Escola Superior de Musica e Artes do Espectáculo - Superior School of Music and Performing Arts, Porto, Portugal in 1999. Of course it didn’t take long for Tjako van Schie to land as well at the airport of Porto to become part of the pedagogue team of the ESMAE. As a duo in teaching and playing they have become inseparable. In the meantime, they visited several countries in Europe, South-America and recently the Dutch Caribbean, performing both in master classes and concerts.

Their desire of sharing and capturing their love for music on CD became a long-term affair and yearly planning started in 2003. The desire stayed for years but the CD didn’t appear… where and how to catch their full bag…? It was the beautiful summer of August 2008 when they did their first recording in Amsterdam for the CD “Vocalise”. It took some years until July 2011 when they went on recording their second CD “Petite Fleur” in Portugal. The third CD “Wonderful World” however, was done the following month accompanied by the smiling sun of Portugal!
The program they recorded on the three CD’s followed their travels, concerts, their talks, colleagues and friends they met…and still they have a bag full with desires…

On this three cd-box both musicians recorded adaptations of these pieces:

CD 1 "Vocalise"

1 - Die Nacht - Richard Strauss
2 - Après un rêve - Gabriël Fauré
3 - Adagio - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
4 - La fille aux cheveux de lin - Claude Debussy
5 - I wait for thee - Sergei Rachmaninov
6 - The harvest of sorrow - Sergei Rachmaninov
7 - Oh, never sing to me again  - Sergei Rachmaninov
8 - A dream - Sergei Rachmaninov
9 - Fado azul - Tjako van Schie
10 - Titi - Carlos Paredes
11 - Prélude - Frédéric Chopin
12 - L'invitation au voyage - Henri Duparc
13 - Vocalise - Sergei Rachmaninov

CD 2 "Petite fleur"

1 - Ave Maria - Astor Piazzolla
2 - Despedida - Wim Statius-Muller
3 - Nem às paredes confesso - Carlos Paredes
4 - Un sueño en re menor - Jan Gerard Palm
5 - Nâo sou dono de nada - Mario Martin Guia / Henk van Twillert
6 - Aan de Amsterdamse grachten - Peter Schott / Pieter Goemans
7 - Perfume de gardenias - Rafael Hernandez
8 - Abo so - Padu Lampe
9 - Duas mãos - Jesus Zing / Henk van Twillert / Tjako van Schie
10 - Traz outro amigo também - José Afonso / Henk van Twillert
11 - Oblivion - Astor Piazzolla
12 - Balada para un logo - Astor Piazzolla
13 - Die nakht - Michel Gelbart / Tjako van Schie
14 - Petite fleur - Sydney Bechet / Art Marshall

CD 3 "Wonderful world"

1 - Summertime - George Gershwin
2 - Circle of smiles - Jurre Haanstra
3 - Never seen him back - Chiel Meijering 
4 - Dudi - Livio Hermans
5 - Verdes anos - Carlos Paredes 
6 - Just for to pray - Henk van Twillert
7 - El diablo suelto - Heraclio Fernández 
8 - Choral on a carillion theme - Gijs van Dijk
9 - Wals - Hans Faasen
10 - Nâo sou dono de nada - Mario Martin Guia / Henk van Twillert
11 - Divertissement Tzigane - Felix Antonini
12 - A dream - Tjako van Schie 
13 - We zullen doorgaan - Ramses Shaffy 
14 - Pavane para Guiomar - Livio Hermans
15 - Spiegel im Spiegel - Arvo Pärt
16 - What a wonderful world - George David Weiss 

Ines Soares - soprano voice in cd 2 track 9 and cd 3 track 10
Victor de Almeida e Silva - voice in cd2 track 10
Jacinto Rodriguez - percussion in cd 3 track 7

This 3-cd-box is released 29th of september 2011 and available for purchase.