The main lines of this composition were to write a vocal work based on poetry of the major Dutch poet Gerrit Krol and for using a clear, non-abstract musical language, both were as a request to participate a composition competition.

This musical setting won 1st prize VSB Composition Concours (Amsterdam 2002) and got its debut on Radio 4 (Dutch classical national broadcast radio-station, Hilversum) as part of a performing tour in Amsterdam and Eindhoven.

To read review from the Jury VSB Composition Prize, please click/tap here


A complete recording of Drinklied will be released on the “CD Orgelpark”, that will be available soon in our store and about 300 other online music distributors.

Instrumentation: mezzo soprano and vibraphone
ranges: voice c#1 – g2, vibraphone f – e3
language: Dutch
duration of work: c.a. 04:15
sample duration: 02:34
performing difficulty level: 3
links streaming media: coming soon
More about Drinklied in our store: here