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Hans Bakker

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His first Enhanced CD THE UNNAMED SOURCE features moving performances by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor Vit Micka and an astounding array of its instrumentalists.                 "Hans Bakker's music...combines the old and the new. He pushes you away with some jarring and unexpected clusters and chords before luring you back in with inviting melodies, glimpses of romanticism, and familiar tropes".                   -Kraig Lamper, American Record Guide May/June '11

Subsequent releases include SLICES, namely his "DUO voor viool en klarinet", and SEEKING & FINDING with seven choral works performed by the Kuhn Choir Prague. Featured on the following compilation CD DANCES OF ETERNITY are Bakker’s orchestral works Canzona L’altra Persona and Canzona II: Tribute to the Sun; “....I have heard some things by Netherlander Hans Bakker before and have enjoyed his direct and compelling style. The two canzoni heard here: Canzona L’altra Persona and Canzona II Tribute to the Sun are both absorbing works and offer some nice contrast. The 'L’altra Persona' is a very brooding, introspective work that sounds a little bit like film music in places (perhaps John Barry) and tension-filled throughout but his 'Tribute to the Sun' is a work that starts dark and gets "brighter" (if you will) and really does exude a sunrise feel to it. I thought these two works work very well separately but also pair very well, as heard here....”                                               (Audiophile Audition, DANCES OF ETERNITY, June 11, 2013 - by Daniel Coombs)

About his compositions Hans Bakker says:                         I believe in the power of artistic beauty and lyricism. In my view music need not necessarily be easy for the ear, but it should be accessible to the mind; and must be able to tune the receptive listener. My intention as a composer is to awaken the emotional nature in man, so that he may come to himself for a moment.

For more info; see my biography.

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In the Hour of Awakening - for Oboe & Organ or just Organ
Religious / Christian
Thuiskomst - voor SATB
Classical / Choral music
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  1. Partita Veni Veni for organ
    Classical / Contemporary
  2. Adeste Fideles - Prelude for organ
    Classical / Contemporary
  3. Three Trios for organ, No.3 Meditation
    Classical / Contemporary
  4. Three Pieces for organ, No.3 Just The Jewel Of The Heart
    Classical / Contemporary
  5. In the Hour of Awakening - for Oboe & Organ or just Organ
    Religious / Christian

Blog

09 September 2023, News
Thuiskomst (Homecoming) - for SATB
On April 4 of this year, Twan Vet, as city poet, published the poem 'Thuiskomst' (Homecoming) in the weekly magazine De Stad Amersfoort,  with the strong closing sentence, the crux: "...dit is een thuiskomst, zonder dat je wist dat je die nodig ...
26 August 2023, News
Beautiful varied work by Hans Bakker
Nice and clear review by Roel Sikkema today in the Nederlands Dagblad of my album Source Ground.        https://www.nd.nl/lees/1188463                             ...