1pm Tuesday 20 February 2007 in the Quadrangle
Carillonneur, Mechelen, Leuven, Halle & Meise, Belgium
|1. Preludio Asturias||
Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
(arr Marcel Siebers)
|2. Two anonymous Spanish dances|
|Marizapalos||(arranged by John Knox)|
|Canario||(arr Ronald Barnes)|
|3. Gregorian themes|
|Fantasia op ‘Ite missa est’ van Pasen||Piet van den Broek|
|Fantasy on ‘Ite missa est’ of Easter||(b. 1916)|
|Lux aeterna||Eddy Mariën (b. 1962)|
|Triptych ‘Hosanna filio David’||Luc Dockx (b. 1970)|
|Uma casa portuguesa||
(arr José Rocha)
Raul Portela (1889-1942)
(arr Eddy Mariën)
Raul Ferrão (1890-1953)
(arr Jo Haazen)
|5. Guitar music|
|Estudios 5 & 6||
Fernando Sor (1778-1839)
(arr Ronald Barnes)
Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909)
(arr Marco de Goeij)
|Recuerdos de la Alhambra||
(arr Brian Swager)
|6. Ballade||Jef Rottiers (1904-1985)|
Lux aeterna (Eternal light), dedicated to carillonneur Ana Lúcia Elias, was composed on the occasion of the inauguration of the ‘Carrilhão dos Pastorinhos’ (Carillon of the little Shepherds) in Alverca, Portugal, in May 2005. This piece in popular style has an ABA form. Part A has elements of a Portuguese fado; the slower B part starts with a fragment of the Gregorian Lux aeterna, part of the requiem. The title also refers to Lúcia, one of the three shepherds who saw the holy Mary in Fátima, and who died in 2005 at the age of 97.
‘Hosanna filio David’ is the Gregorian antiphon of Palm Sunday. This feast commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem in the days before his execution.
He travelled through Europe, America and New Zealand, performing concerts and participating in congresses and festivals. Successful recitals were given not only as a soloist but also playing together with guitar, vibraphone and brass ensemble and also as member of the Flemish Carillon Duo. He made several CDs; for example Romantic Carillon Music and the special combination Carillon and Guitar.
In international carillon contests he won several first prizes. He is Carillonneur at Mechelen, Leuven, Halle and Meise and is Professor at the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen. He has also given Master courses at Yale University, USA, the National Palace of Mafra, Portugal, and the Danish Carillon School.
Eddy Mariën acted as consultant for the new carillons of Meise, Belgium, and Alverca, Portugal.
Last updated 14 June 2008.