Willem Boogman

composer


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First performance of De Dag Daagt [The Day Dawns] for organ

Premiere: April 14, 2012 | 20:15
Orgelpark, Amsterdam
De Dag Daagt
[flyer: Sandra Macrander]

The subject of De Dag Daagt for (pipe) organ is the morning twilight, during which night turns into day. At that point the sun is still beneath the horizon, and the nearer it approaches the horizon, the lighter the sky becomes, and the stars are extinguished. We are able to discern more and more of our surroundings, which appear like »a ceremony,« as Wislawa Szymborska so beautifully puts it in her poem Early Hour [Wczesna godzina].
The music concludes at the moment that the first ray of sunshine reaches the earth directly.