Main compositions by

Henk de Vlieger


Three inventions

1974, for small percussion (3 players)
First performance: Nov. 11, 1976, Rotterdam, Conservatory
Movements: 1. three cowbells, 2. three temple blocks, 3. three bongo's
Duration: 6'00"
Published by DONEMUS


1977, for 12 flutes (to be placed in a circle around the audience)
First performance: Dec. 13, 1977, Amsterdam, Bellevue
Duration: 10'00"
Published by DONEMUS

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1979, for 2 xylophones and 2 marimba's
First performance: March 31, 1979, Rotterdam, De Lantaren
Duration: 6'00"
Published by DONEMUS

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1980, for a small barrel organ (37 tone holes)
Movements: 1. Adagietto, 2. Ostinato, 3. Ritornello
First performance: May 2, 1982, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Hans van Oost
Duration: 6'40"
Published by DONEMUS


1989 (rev. 2012), for barrel organ 'The busy drone'
Commissioned by Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst

First performance: October 19, 2012, Amsterdam, Orgelpark
Duration: 7’30"
Published by DONEMUS

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1994, for percussion (3 - 6 players, very easy)
6 Movements: Daydream, Safari, Pinocchio, Night music, Slapstick, Déjà vu.

Commissioned by SKVR in co-operation with Rotterdam Art Foundation

and Radio Rijnmond, on the occasion of 150 years SKVR Music School.
First performance: June 15, 1994, Rotterdam, Bibliotheektheater
Duration: 9'00"
Published by Ascolta Music Publishing, Houten (illustrated by Ingrid Reynders)
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1994, for flute solo

to Carla Meijers

First performance: June 11, 2014, Hilversum, Mediawerkplaats, Carla Meijers

Duration: 6’30”

Published by SCHOTT Music

De Overwinning (Victory)

1996, Overture for orchestra
Commissioned by ID Cultuur, on the occasion of the opening of ArenA Amsterdam
First performance: Aug. 25, 1996, ArenA Amsterdam,

Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Lawrence Renes
Duration: 7'30",

Finale festivo

2005, Paraphrase for carillon and orchestra
Commissioned by Xsaga,

on the occasion of the celebration of

25 years government by Queen Beatrix.
First performance: April 29, 2005, Amsterdam: Dam square,

Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Paolo Olmi
Duration: 4'50"


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2015, for alto saxophone solo

to Femke IJlstra

First performance: May 30, 2015, Oranjewoud Festival, Femke IJlstra

Duration: 5’30”

Published by SCHOTT Music


2014 -’17, 6 pieces for harmonium:

Intrada, Fughetta, Siciliana, Toccatina, Passacaglia, Preghiera agnostica.

to Ru Stolk

First public performance of Fughetta and Passacaglia: Sept. 9, 2016,

Zaltbommel, Gasthuiskerk, Ru Stolk

First public performance of Siciliana: Sept. 28, 2019, Rotterdam, Open Hof, Henk de Vlieger

Duration: 18’00”

Published by SCHOTT Music

Capriccio serio

2020, for violin solo

to Myrthe Helder

Duration: 6’00”