I. Foxtrot on a Dutch Folk Tune
II. Waltz (from the opera ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’)
III. Quickstep for Elise (from ‘Juke-Box’)
IV. The Prince (from the ballet ‘Fairy Tale’)
Commissioned by the International Art of Living Foundation, for the World Culture Festival 2011
These pieces can be performed by five pianists on five piano’s or by multiples of five players / pianos.
Nr. III, Quickstep for Elise, is best perfomed with no more than five pianists.
Of the ‘Foxtrot over een Nederlands Volksliedje’ (Op. 7 no. 1), there are also versions for piano solo, for two pianos eight hands, and for chamber orchestra. The arrangement for piano and string quintet has been incorporated in Juke-Box, Op. 35.
Number II (Waltz) exists also in versions for wind orchestra (Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRgpI53eEg8), for fanfare orchestra, for accordion orchestra (Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqtsH_4wwp4&t=2086s, starting at 29:42), for two orchestras, for cello and piano and for various ensembles.
There is also a version for string quintet and piano of Number III (Quickstep for Elise) (Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ7AqHx_2QQ.
Number IV (The Prince) has also been arranged for wind orchestra, (Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2J4g242jEg), for fanfare orchestra, for accordion orchestra (Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqtsH_4wwp4&t=2086s, starting at 14:31), for two orchestras and for cello and piano.Show other settings of: Fairy Tale, Sprookje