About Henk Alkema
This page is dedicated to Henk Alkema, my musical father. He passed away on august 4, 2011. He was always part of my life, even while the last time I saw him was already some 10 years ago. He will always be in my heart and mind.
Henk Alkema was born in Harlingen on November 20, 1944.
Here is a start of Henk Alkema's music. The list isn't complete yet, he wrote a lot of music during the years.
1973 Solo. For double bass - 8'
1975 Ten Zen songs. For medium voice and piano - 12'
1978 Intrada. For orchestra - 8'
1979 Koper en slagwerk. For 7 brass instruments and 8 percussionists
1980 Sonatine. For alto saxophone and piano - 8'
1982 Openen en sluiten. For wind ensemble - 9'
1982 De Zee (De S ) (H. van der Wal). For choir and orchestra - 10'
1983 En nu gezamenlijk. For wind quintet and piano - 8'
1984 Saxofoonkwartet no. 1. For saxophone quartet - 10'
1984 Rituelen. For flute, violoncello and piano - 9'
1985 Theme out of variations. For flute and harp - 14'
1985 Sin-fonia. For chamber orchestra - 15'
1986 Just music (rev. 1987). For alto saxophone and marimba - 12'
1986 De eendenkooi (A. Quintana). An opera for young people, for
soloists, choir and orchestra (publ. Molenaar, Wormerveer)
1987 Vijf schetsen. For variable ensemble - 12'
1987 Rituelen II. For baritone saxophone and piano - 11'
1988 Op avontuur. For tenor saxophone and piano - 10'
1989 Kleine symfonie. For violin and chamber orchestra - 12'
1991 La Bête. For symphonic band* (publ. Molenaar, Wormerveer)
1991 Double scorpio. For marimba and 10 accordions - 10'
1991 Pex. For 5 saxophones - 12'
1991 Rixt (M. Valencia, Frisian transl. G. van der Meer), opera for soloists,
choir and orchestra - 105'
1992 Sweet pain, for 8 violoncellos - 10'
1995 Fin de siecle, for symphonic band*
1997 The monks, for symphonic band - 12'
1998 Hooglied Cantate (opdracht NCRV) CD. - 30'
1998 Apres La Mort (organ solo) (not published) - 8´
1999 Mater Dolorosa for saxophon quartet and symphonic band (donemus, onuitgevoerd) - 13'
2000 Sunset Jericho for 8 trombones and symphonic band (Williams Music USA) - 12'
2000 Het verborgen uur for Beiaard. - 8'
2001 Introduction to the Symphonic Band (Mansarda Sintra) - 27'
2002 Songs of Praise and Pain for Fanfare Orchestra (Mansarda Sintra)
2002 Introduction to the Fanfare Orchestra (Mansarda Sintra.)
2003 Bonifatius, an opera.
2004 Black Heat for Symphonic Band (Molenaar) - 6'
2005 Four women. For soprano saxophone and piano (Donemus)
2006 Sailor talk. For guitar and piano (Donemus)
De onschuld. For klarinet (A) and alto saxophone (Donemus)
De invitatie. A short opera for 2 singers and a limousine.
2007/2008 Zwitserse dansen (for cello and piano) Donemus