Roosendael, Jan Rokus van

From TEK Percussion Database
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Jan Rokus van Roosendael


Born: May 06, 1960

Died: 17 February 2005

Country: Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands

Studies: University of Amsterdam, Sweelinck Conservatory

Teachers: Geert van Keulen


The composer Jan Rokus van Roosendael was born on May 6, 1960 in Zwijndrecht. He passed away on February 17, 2005 in Oostzaam. Van Roosendael's real name was Jan Rokus de Groot, but he took his Grandparents name in order to avoid confusion with his brother Rokus de Groot who is also a composer. He was married to the composer Sinta Wullur. For a long time he took his inspiration from Asiatic music. In this he was a kindred spirit to Ton de Leeuw. This influence was heard in among others the compositions Tala and Sringhara. In later years his music was characterized by a religious vein, such as Psalm 139 which falls back on early polyphonic techniques. This work was composed for the Nederlands Kamerkoor.[1]

Works for Percussion

Chorus (Roosendael) - Percussion Ensemble
Irama - Percussion Nonet
Sringhara - Multiple Percussion, Soprano Voice, Harp
TRIPTIEK - Percussion Trio