Original repertoire for Helder Tenor

To fully explore the Helder Tenor recorder, I have chosen four methodological approaches: original repertoire, repertoire for tenor recorder, transcriptions of pieces for woodwind instruments and new commissions. This entry is about the original repertoire, from its beginnings until today. My main goal is to give an overview on what already exists and what we can build our future repertoire on.

Composer Title Instrumentation Collaborator
Eun Jung Kong Ssi (1995) several recorders one player (alto, Helder Tenor, bass, Paetzold Subbass), violin, cello, piano Johannes Fischer
Cornelis de Bondt (*1953) Dame Blanche (1995) several recorders one player (sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, bass, greatbass), orchestra, live-electronics Walter van Hauwe
Christopher Dell (*1965) In reference to (1995 / 1996) Helder Tenor Johannes Fischer
Michel Meynaud (1950-2016) Le rêve québécois (1996) Helder Tenor, 8x cello Joseph Grau
Christopher Dell (*1965) Lob des Schattens (1996) Helder Tenor Johannes Fischer
Rainer Bürck (*1953) tenant en haleine (1996) Helder Tenor, tape Johannes Fischer
Tobias PM Schneid (*1963) Manchester – metrics (1996) / Vertical Horizon 1a (2018) Helder Tenor, dancer Johannes Fischer
Michel Meynaud (1950-2016) Les points d’orgue de la St-Jean (1997) several recorders one player (Helder Tenor, soprano, 2 altos) Joseph Grau
Michel Meynaud (1950-2016) Viva Emiliano (1997) Helder Tenor, timpani or cello Joseph Grau
Hans-Jürg Meier (1964-2015) Fast (1997) Helder Tenor, cello Dorothee Oberlinger
Michel Meynaud (1950-2016) Johannes Partita (1997) Helder Alto, Helder Tenor Johannes Fischer
Erhard Karkoschka (1923-2009) Variationen mit CELAN-Gedichten V (1998 / 1999) Helder Tenor, dancer Johannes Fischer
Toni Berthold Völker (*1948) Voices-faces-nowhereland (2000) several recorders one player (sopranino, Helder Tenor), dance, electronics Johannes Fischer
Dieter Müller-Herzing (*1961) Flute 2000 (2000) several recorders one player (alto, Helder Tenor, greatbass, subbass), digital piano, electronics, dancer Johannes Fischer
Jörg Partzsch (*1964) Link (2000) Helder Tenor, dancer, video projection Johannes Fischer
Sebastián De Larraechea (*1981) antes de morir (2001) Helder Tenor, soprano, 2 guitars, actress Paola Muñoz M.
Valerie Mainwood (*1946) Owl Woman (2001 / 2005) Helder Tenor, female voice Rachel Barnes
Karl Wieland Kurz (*1961) Metatron – Sonatina Prima (2003) Helder Tenor, dancer Johannes Fischer
 Donald Bousted (*1957)  In Preparation (2003) Helder Tenor, tape, live-art-performance Rachel Barnes
Julia As (*1976) Ich bin der große Derdiedas, nach Texten von Hans Arp (2004) several recorders one player (tenor, soprano, Helder Tenor, mezzo soprano, harp, percussion Johannes Fischer
Juan Pablo Abalo (*1978) Lamentos de un puelche (2004) Helder Tenor, live-electronics Paola Muñoz M.
Michel Meynaud (1950-2016) Sonate II (2004) Helder Tenor Johannes Fischer
Cristian Morales Ossio (*1967) Nodo II (2004 / 2005) Helder Tenor, 2 flutes, clarinet, guitar, violin, tamtam, live-electronics Paola Muñoz M.
Lü Ding A Startling Dream (2006) Helder Tenor, guitar Johannes Fischer
Gerhard Braun (1932-2016) Grenzgänge (2006) Helder Tenor Johannes Fischer
Cristian Morales Ossio (*1967) La lírica violencia serénica (2007) Helder Tenor, flute, horn, 2 violins (soloistic parts), viola, cello, piano, percussion Paola Muñoz M.
Esteban Correa Astudillo (*1979) Neucanto (2007) Helder Tenor, flute, clarinet, guitar, violin, 2 celli, piano Paola Muñoz M.
Esteban Correa Astudillo (*1979) …Y de un brote otra plegaria (2007) Helder Tenor Paola Muñoz M.
Jorge Sanchez-Chiong (*1969) final girl – the beginning (2008) Helder Tenor Dorothee Oberlinger
Sebastián De Larraechea (*1981) Opera MESAS (2008) 2 actresses, 1 actor, soprano, violin, cello, Helder Tenor, Tenor saxophone, fagot, contrabass, percussion Paola Muñoz M.
Peter Przystaniak (*1956) On The Ocean (2009) Helder Tenor, piano Johannes Fischer
Alois Bröder (*1961) Der geweckte Tiger (2010) Helder Tenor, contrabass Johannes Fischer
Cristian Morales Ossio (*1967) BecAvec (2011) Helder Tenor, bass flute, guitar, violin, viola, cello, percussion Paola Muñoz M.
Toni Berthold Völker (*1948) Sextett (2012) several recorders one player (Helder Tenor, sopranino, Paetzold Subgreatbass), trumpet, violin, cello, piano, percussion Johannes Fischer
Gerhard Braun (1932-2016) Die gläserne Flöte (2013) Plexiglas Helder Tenor (new model by J. Fischer and Mollenhauer) Johannes Fischer
Sebastian Elikowski-Winkler (*1978) termini spezzati I (2013 / 2017) Helder Tenor Susanne Fröhlich
Lutz Glandien (*1954) Apokryph (2013) several recorders one player (tenor Gemshorn, Eagle Alto, Helder Tenor, Paetzold Subgreatbass), tape, video, 2 dancer Susanne Fröhlich
Karel van Steenhoven (*1958) Sturm und Drang (2014) Helder Alto, Helder Tenor Johannes Fischer
Toni Berthold Völker (*1948) Doppelbrechung (2014) Helder Alto, Helder Tenor, piano Johannes Fischer
Kathrin A. Denner (DE, *1986) Tabula (2012 / 2014) 2 Saxophones / Helder Alto, Helder Tenor Carolin and Johannes Fischer
Silvio Ferraz (*1959) Por la ventana el viento (2014) Helder Tenor, bass flute Paola Muñoz M.
Martin Krähe (*1961) Sul volo degli uccelli (Ouverture) (2014 -?) Helder Alto, Helder Tenor, piano Johannes Fischer
Lutz Glandien (*1954) Vor der Stille (2015) Helder Tenor, tape Susanne Fröhlich
Martin Daske (*1962) La plui. Tombe (2015) Helder Tenor, cello, tape Susanne Fröhlich
Michael O’Brien (*1954) Coasting on daydreams (2015) Helder Tenor Emily O’Brien
Melika Fitzhugh (*1972) Respiravisse in Perpetuo (2015) Helder Tenor Emily O’Brien
Janet Peachey (*1953) Three Whimsies for tenor recorder (2015) Helder Tenor Emily O’Brien
Gerhard Braun (1932-2016) Wegmarken (2009 / 2016) several recorders one player (soprano, alto, Helder Tenor) Johannes Fischer
Petros Ovsepyan (*1966) Precipitate / Reciperated (2013 / 2016) modern flute / Helder Tenor Susanne Fröhlich
Cristian Morales Ossio (*1967) Matters of fact (2015 / 2016) Helder Tenor, guitar Paola Muñoz M.
Timo Kreuser (*1978) Artikulationen (2015 / 2016) several recorders one player (soprano, Helder Tenor, Paetzold Subgreatbass), violin, trombone, piano, live-electronics, video (open setting) Susanne Fröhlich
Lukas Grossmann (*1983) Short cuts (2016) Helder Tenor, soprano, piccolo flute, flute, oboe, Alto saxophone, violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano Susanne Fröhlich
Yei Rang Kim (*1985) Il Da (verloren) (2016) soprano, Helder Tenor, bass flute, viola, cello, vibraphone, janggu Susanne Fröhlich
Philipp Spätling (*1979) Studie für Helder-Tenor (2016) Helder Tenor Inspired by research of Susanne Fröhlich
Kathrin A. Denner (*1986) Engrave III & V (2016 / 2017) Helder Tenor Carolin Fischer
Tahir Ibishov (*1989) Ambivalenz (2017) Helder Tenor, clarinet in Bb Susanne Fröhlich
Shiqi Geng (*1995) Yuki-Onna (2017) Helder Tenor, baroque oboe, clarinet and bass clarinet, violin, viola, accordion, harpsichord Susanne Fröhlich
Tahir Ibishov (*1989) Die ungreifbare Silhouette des tanzenden Derwisches (2017) Helder Tenor, clarinet in Bb, violin, viola, piano Susanne Fröhlich
Sebastian Elikowski-Winkler (*1978) Wassermusik (2017) Helder Tenor, trumpet, viola Susanne Fröhlich
Marko Zdralek (*1973) Strandgut (2017 / 2018) Helder Tenor, baritone, violin, piano Fischer Family

Since 1995 there have been 61 works written by composers from 15 different countries, including 24 solo pieces (8 pieces with electronics, 5 pieces with dance), 36 ensemble works (from duo to nonet) and 1 orchestra piece (the tenor part is quite short but quite exposed in the last movement). All pieces were dedicated to or written in close collaboration with a recorder player; Rachel Barnes, Johannes Fischer, Carolin Elena Fischer, Susanne Fröhlich, Joseph Grau, Paola Muñoz M., Dorothee Oberlinger, Emily O’Brian, Gudula Rosa and Walter van Hauwe. The result of such a collaboration always depends on the generation, background, country, cultural imprint, expertise, style and taste of the composer and the performer. The closer the collaboration, the stronger was the outcome of a piece specifically written for the Helder Tenor.

I have developed an analysis sheet to evaluate this repertoire and to find out more about a new performance practice. Each sheet includes information on a piece, a detailed description of the techniques used, followed by a conclusion. Through my analysis of this repertoire, I am able to summarize information on the musical material, performance practice and playing techniques of the Helder Tenor and come to certain conclusions. Some of these results you can find in my newest article on “The new potential of a 21st century recorder” (release August 2018 in the Recorder Magazine). Here I wanted to show how we gain through such a contemporary recorder model regarding playing techniques and contemporary performance practice. The final results will of course form part of my doctoral thesis.

 

 

 

 

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