Ad Wammes, composer
Compositions: Boardwalk
Accordion orchestra Alphen Opus 2

Boardwalk was commissioned by the NOVAM with authorization of the Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst. It is included in the repertory of ‘the division of honour’.
It is on the repertoire of Dutch, Belgium, German, Italian, Russian and American orchestras.

Summary
In the fast movements, Boardwalk combines minimal traits with “slapped” pop basses, to which tumbling folk-music elements are added later. In contrast, in the meditative second movement the initial polyphony changes into an impressionistic sound tapestry.
The title of the movements, which were added afterwards, are a striking illustration of the ways in which music can be experienced.
text: Jac Willems

Obtainable at: www.jetelina.de


CD recordings:
"GeD Achten" by ensemble d Acht, conducted by Jac Willems
label:Eclat music productions EMP001

"T(w)o you" by Alphen Opus 2, conducted bySergé Latychev
label: AO980619

"Harmonica forever" by Youth Accordion Orchestra Harmonica St. Petersburg
Conducted by Vladimir Kazantsev

"Promenade" by Accordion Orchestra Esmeralda, conducted by Evert van Amsterdam



Links:
www.alphenopus2.nl
www.dacht.nl
www.haarlemsaccordeonorkest.nl
Title: Boardwalk
Duration: 12min 55sec.
Composer: Ad Wammes
For: Accordion orchestra
Year: 1995
Published by: Jetelina