Chiel Meijering (b. 15 June 1954, Amsterdam, Netherlands) is a Dutch composer.
Meijering studied composition with Ton de Leeuw, percussion under Jan Labordus and Jan Pustjens and piano at the Amsterdam Conservatory of Music, but left the conservatory to play in a rock band. He is a prolific composer who has created music for theater, orchestra, ensembles of various sizes and voice.
Meijering has an enormous output of works. He has written over 1000 compositions so far, for almost any instrumentation imaginable. A main focus has been on various small ensemble settings. Many of these pieces are performed regularly in the Netherlands and abroad and were written for renowned chamber music ensembles, such as the Aurelia Saxophone Quartet, the Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, and the Mondriaan String Quartet. Some of Meijering’s works have humorous titles, including Nice Guys Always Finish Last, P.W. and His Skillet Lickers and Give Me a Break!
Works for Winds
- Action Hero (2000)
- Electric Blue (1977)
- Macho (1993)
- The One-Punch Man (2017)
- Pelvic Rigidities (1988)
- Chiel Meijering website Accessed 25 July 2017
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Chiel Maijering." Accessed 25 July 2017