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Kees Schoonenbeek

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Kees Schoonenbeek


Kees Schoonenbeek (b. 1 October 1947, Arnhem, the Netherlands) is a Dutch composer and arranger.

Mr. Schoonenbeek studied piano at the Conservatory in Arnhem and completed his studies in music theory and composition at the Conservatory of Brabant in Tilburg. Schoonenbeek taught at the latter institute from 1975 till 1977, where he also won the composition award in 1978. Before he returned to Tilburg in 1980 he taught at the University of Amsterdam on the music faculty.

As a composer, Schoonenbeek makes use of sound idioms which are accessible to a large audience. His compositions are very diverse and include, besides chamber music, works for choir, orchestra and wind ensemble. He became interested in wind music in 1980, the year in which he received a commission to compose for brass band, which resulted in his work Symfonietta. Much more music for wind band followed.

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