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Music Compositions by Frans Absil for Orchestra, Chamber Groups and other ensembles

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Picture of a guitar On this page find a list of compositions in reverse chronological order. For each composition Title there are the attributes: Year, Duration, Instrumentation, Style and Key. The band music required playing skills are indicated as a Grade level (range: 1-5). Click on the Media links to open: a detailed description page, an MP3 audio file, a YouTube movie or the PDF full score (excerpt).

 

Route l'amour perdu

Year: 2019 Duration: 6'45
Instrumentation: Big Band
Style: Contemporary Jazz Key: Fm - F
Media: Description >> | YouTube movie >> | PDF Score >>

Aiba Kiln, Folk Tune From Brexitania

Year: 2019 Duration: 2'50
Instrumentation: Soloists and Studio Orchestra
Style: Slow tempo concert piece Key: C-F-Gb
Media: Description >> | YouTube movie >> | PDF Score >>

Redo Or Undo Last Action

Year: 2018 Duration: 8'55
Instrumentation: Electric Guitar and String Orchestra
Style: Concert piece Key: D Modal
Media: Description >> | YouTube movie >> | PDF Score >>

The Siege of Lemongrad

Year: 2018 Duration: 7'15
Instrumentation: Symphony Orchestra
Style: Symphonic Poem Key: Cm
Media: Description >> | YouTube movie >> | PDF Score >>

Gloomy Night In Drizzly Downtown

Year: 2018 Duration: 3'30
Instrumentation: Studio Orchestra
Style: Film music cue Key: Ab
Media: Description >> | Audio on SoundCloud | PDF Score >>

Nika Albi

Year: 2018 Duration: 1'12
Instrumentation: Symphony Orchestra
Style: Movie trailer music Key: Atonal
Media: Description >> | YouTube movie >> | PDF Score >>

Reminiscing Our Unfathomable Liaison Amoureuse

Year: 2017 Duration: 5'25
Instrumentation: Symphony Orchestra
Style: Melancholic waltz Key: F
Media: Description >> | Audio on SoundCloud | PDF Score >>

Police Precinct Five

Year: 2017 Duration: 2'10
Instrumentation: Rhythm Section, Horns, Strings
Style: Film music, thrill music cue Key: Am
Media: Description >> | Audio on SoundCloud | PDF Score >>

The Victorious Ride of Prince Uberti

Year: 2016 Duration: 7'35
Instrumentation: Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Strings
Style: Epic Orchestral Key: Modal, tonal
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio >> | PDF Score >>

Under the Spell of Orlua

Year: 2016 Duration: 7'15
Instrumentation: Woodwinds, Brass, Keyboards, Percussion, Strings
Style: Fantasy music Key: Modal, atonal
Media: Description >> | Audio on SoundCloud | PDF Score >>

Zenobia's Farewell

Year: 2016 Duration: 4'25
Instrumentation: Woodwinds, Horns, Keyboards, Percussion, Strings
Style: Melancholy mood, Film music Key: Gm
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio >> | PDF Score >>

Tension Cue 13

Year: 2015 Duration: 0'32
Instrumentation: Synthesizers, brass, strings and percussion
Style: Film music, composition technique example Key: Em
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio >> | PDF Score >>

Suite Benjamin Button

Year: 2014 Duration: 4'55
Instrumentation: Woodwinds, horns, percussion and strings
Style: Film music Key: Atonal
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio >> | PDF Score >>

Dr Faust in the Hall of Mirrors

Year: 2014 Duration: 3'50
Instrumentation: Strings, horns, percussion and synthesizers
Style: Film music Key: C-Cm
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio >> | PDF Score >>

Dimanche bleu

Year: 2013 Duration: 3'10
Instrumentation: Moderate waltz for accordion, electric guitar, organ, strings, harp, horns and synthesizers
Style: Film music Key: C-Eb
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio >> | PDF Score >>

Strings in Stress

Year: 2013 Duration: 6'20
Instrumentation: Strings, woodwinds (Cl, BCl, Bsn, CBsn), percussion and synthesizers
Style: Film music Key: Atonal
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio >> | PDF Score >>

The Framus Experience

Year: 2012 Duration: 46'45
Instrumentation: Various, six episodes for "The Entertainment Experience" movie (Ziggo cable TV company and Paul Verhoeven project)
Style: Film music Key: Various
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio: Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 | Episode 7 | PDF Score >>

The Good Woman of Setzuan

Year: 2011 Duration: 26'30
Instrumentation: Singers and chamber music group
Style: Theatre music Key: Various
Media: Description >> | YouTube Video | PDF Score >>

Volcano Brass

Year: 2011 Duration: 1'10
Instrumentation: Brass, contrabass and percussion
Style: Film music Key: Atonal
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio >> | PDF Score >>

Preludes for a Well-Tempered Nature

Year: 2010 Duration:
Instrumentation: Electro-acoustic
Style: Various soundscapes Key: Various
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio: Shock and Awe | Savannah Shuffle | Black Gravity | Trapped | Switched on Bubbles | Rock in Space | Whaling and Wailing

Die Engel

Year: 2008 Duration: 3'30
Instrumentation: Women's Choir
Style: Song, Modal - Tonal Key: Dm
Media: Description >> | PDF Score >>

Harenkarstival 2008 Concert Music

Year: 2007 Duration: 54'40
Instrumentation: Extended Wind Orchestra with Choir
Style: Various Key: Various Grade: 3
Media: Description >> | Project Overview | MP3 Audio: Strijd tegen het water | Oorlog in de polder | Ter kerke gaan | Radio Rumba | YouTube Video: Village Scenes | Finale Identiteit | PDF Scores >>

Mediocrity Lane

Year: 2006 Duration: 6'00
Instrumentation: Studio Orchestra
Style: Latin - Mambo Key: Ab-Bb
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio >> | PDF Score >>

Ningao Valley

Year: 2006 Duration: 5'30
Instrumentation: Studio Orchestra
Style: Latin-Nañigo Key: G
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio >> | PDF Score >>

Shuffle and Deal

Year: 2006 Duration: 21'40
Instrumentation: Brass Sextet
Style: 4 Mvts - Various Key: Eb-Ab-Bb-Ab
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio: Mvt. 2 Marcia maestoso | Mvt. 3 Jazz Waltz | PDF Score >>

Sonatine for Harp

Year: 2006 Duration: 14'40
Instrumentation: Pedal Harp
Style: 3 Mvts - Various Key: Eb-F-Ab
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio: Mvt. 2 Lento tranquilo e rubato | Mvt. 3 Presto giocoso | PDF Score >>

Un épisode à la campagne

Year: 2006 Duration: 7'30
Instrumentation: Studio Orchestra
Style: Film music - Romantic Key: Bb-Gb-G
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio >> | PDF Score >>

Five Miniatures

Year: 2005 Duration: 18'55
Instrumentation: Saxophone Quartet
Style: 5 Mvts - Various Key: Various
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio: Mvt. 1 Break Dance, Rock Allegro | Mvt. 3 Pia Zollfrei, Tango Allegro | Mvt. 4 Szyzygy, Sarabande | PDF Score >>

P'Teeth Suite

Year: 2005 Duration: 20'10
Instrumentation: Concert Band
Style: 5 Mvts - Various Key: Various Grade: 4-2-3-3-3
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio: Mvt. 1 Fish Finger Frenzy, Allegretto | Mvt. 2 Slay Right, Moderato | Mvt. 3 Sad Ballad or Bad Salad?, Ballad | Mvt. 4 Tea, Biscuits and Muffin Dance, Folk Dance | Mvt. 5 Dutch Roll, Rock & Roll | PDF Score >>

Set Aside

Year: 2005 Duration: 3'30
Instrumentation: Solo Flute
Style: Etude Key: Atonal
Media: Description >> | PDF Score >>

Soldat Tadelos

Year: 2005 Duration: 18'25
Instrumentation: Chamber Group
Style: 3 Mvts - Various Key: Modal
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio: Mvt. 3 Vivace | PDF Score >>

The Cousin from Caracas

Year: 2004 Duration: 5'50
Instrumentation: Big Band
Style: Latin Key: F
Media: Description >> | PDF Score >>

Epitaph For a Dear Friend

Year: 2004 Duration: 26'50
Instrumentation: String Quartet
Style: 4 Mvts - Atonal Key: D
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio: Mvt. 1 Living in Innocence, Andante tranquilo | Mvt. 2 Living in Excitement, Vivace | Mvt. 4 Living in Agony, Adagio - Allegro | PDF Score >>

Three Heine Songs

Year: 2004 Duration: 10'20
Instrumentation: Mixed Choir
Style: Various Key: Various
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio: Mvt 3 Frühling, Cheerful | PDF Score >>

L'horloge

Year: 2004 Duration: 4'10
Instrumentation: Baritone Voice and Guitar
Style: Song Key: A modal
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio >> | PDF Score >>

Wind Quintet

Year: 2004 Duration: 21'00
Instrumentation: Wind Quintet
Style: 4 Mvts - Atonal Key: Various
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio: Mvt. 2 Blues Waltz, Presto - Vivo | Mvt. 3 Ballade, Andantino | Mvt. 4 Finale, Allegro | PDF Score >>

Bouncing the Beat

Year: 2003 Duration: 5'30
Instrumentation: Fanfare / Concert Band
Style: Swing - Latin Rock Key: Ab Grade: 5
Media: Description >>

Tipsy Tarantula

Year: 2003 Duration: 7'40
Instrumentation: Piano Quintet
Style: Tarantella Key: Cm
Media: Description >> | PDF Score >>

The Wafel Waltz

Year: 2003 Duration: 7'10
Instrumentation: Chamber Orchestra
Style: Waltz Key: G-A
Media: Description >> | PDF Score >>

Blues Fugue

Year: 2002 Duration: 3'00
Instrumentation: Piano
Style: 4-part Fugue Key: Cm

Bone in the Barrio

Year: 2002 Duration: 7'15
Instrumentation: Concert Band / Fanfare
Style: Latin - Bolero Key: Gm Grade: 5
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio >> | PDF Score >>

Dinghy Rock

Year: 2002 Duration: 2'45
Instrumentation: Concert Band / Fanfare
Style: Rock Key: C-Db Grade: 3
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio >> | PDF Score >>

Forging Felix

Year: 2002 Duration: 6'05
Instrumentation: Big Band
Style: Various Key: F-Dm-Eb Grade: 5
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio >> | PDF Score >>

Lightweight Concerto in F

Year: 2002 Duration: 3'55
Instrumentation: Concert Band / Fanfare
Style: March - Symphonic Key: F Grade: 3
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio >> | PDF Score >>

Smart Latin

Year: 2002 Duration: 3'30
Instrumentation: Concert Band / Fanfare
Style: Latin - Cha-Cha Key: Cm-C Grade: 3
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio >> | PDF Score >>

Song of Innocence

Year: 2002 Duration: 4'15
Instrumentation: Vocal (mezzo-soprano), Flute and String Quartet
Style: Song Key: G-Eb
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio >> | PDF Score >>

To Sleep

Year: 2002 Duration: 4'30
Instrumentation: Vocal (mezzo-soprano) plus Clarinet Quartet
Style: Song Key: F-Eb
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio >> | PDF Score >>

Dutch Roll

Year: 2001 Duration: 5'00
Instrumentation: Theatre Band
Style: Rock & Roll Key: C
Media: Description >> | PDF Score >>

Smoothly

Year: 2001 Duration: 3'20
Instrumentation: Theatre Band
Style: Ballad Key: Eb
Media: Description >> | PDF Score >>

Tea, Biscuits and Muffin Dance

Year: 2001 Duration: 3'00
Instrumentation: Theatre Band
Style: Folk - Reel Key: Bb-Eb
Media: Description >> | PDF Score >>

Caribbean Night

Year: 2000 Duration: 8'25
Instrumentation: Small Symphony Orchestra
Style: Symphonic - Latin Key: C
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio >> | PDF Score >>

Ningao Valley

Year: 2000 Duration: 5'30
Instrumentation: Concert Band
Style: Latin - Nañigo Key: G Grade: 5
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio >> | PDF Score >>

Suspension and Bridge

Year: 2000 Duration: 5'30
Instrumentation: Concert Band
Style: Ballad Key: Bb Grade: 4
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio >> | PDF Score >>

Chaconne Dream

Year: 1999 Duration: 1'15
Instrumentation: Theatre Band
Style: Sarabande Key: Bb
Media: PDF Score >>

Infexted March

Year: 1999 Duration: 3'35
Instrumentation: Theatre Band
Style: March - Rock Key: Cm

Midsleepmen

Year: 1999 Duration: 2'00
Instrumentation: Theatre Band
Style: Mood Key: Cm

Nañigo Thrill

Year: 1999 Duration: 3'05
Instrumentation: Theatre Band
Style: Latin-Nañigo Key: Bb

Speix Olé

Year: 1999 Duration: 1'30
Instrumentation: Theatre Band
Style: Habanera Key: Cm

Cha Cha for Free

Year: 1991 Duration: 3'00
Instrumentation: Jazz Group
Style: Latin - Cha-Cha Key: F
Media: Description >>

Late Train Blues

Year: 1991 Duration: 5'00
Instrumentation: Extended Big Band
Style: Blues Key: Bb Grade: 3
Media: Description >>

Shivering Cha-Cha

Year: 1991 Duration: 3'45
Instrumentation: Concert Band
Style: Latin - Cha-Cha Key: F-Ab Grade: 2
Media: Description >>

Pizzicato Pride

Year: 1990 Duration: 5'05
Instrumentation: String Orchestra
Style: Allegro - Andante Key: Modal
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio >> | PDF Score >>

Shotgun Soliloquy

Year: 1990 Duration: 2'05
Instrumentation: Studio Orchestra
Style: Bolero Key: Cm-Dm Grade: 3
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio >> | PDF Score >>

B-Grade Ballad

Year: 1989 Duration: 4'50
Instrumentation: Chamber Orchestra
Style: Ballad Key: Dm
Media: Description >> | PDF Score >>

Creepy Chorale

Year: 1989 Duration: 6'20
Instrumentation: Organ, Choir and Orchestra
Media: Description >> | PDF Score >>

The Marching Episode

Year: 1989 Duration: 4'20
Instrumentation: Studio Orchestra
Style: March - Swing - Rock Key: G-Eb
Media: Description >> | PDF Score >>

Menacing Marimba

Year: 1989 Duration: 5'50
Instrumentation: Chamber Orchestra
Style: Suspense Mood Key: Atonal
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio >> | PDF Score >>

Nasty Nañigo

Year: 1989 Duration: 5'50
Instrumentation: Studio Orchestra
Style: Latin-Nañigo Key: C-Phrygian modal
Media: Description >> | PDF Score >>

Segovian Sadness

Year: 1989 Duration: 5'00
Instrumentation: Acoustic Guitar
Style: Classical Mood Key: F
Media: MP3 Audio >> | PDF Score >>

On Purpose

Year: 1988 Duration: 1'00
Instrumentation: Studio Orhestra
Style: Commercial - Rock Key: C
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio >> | PDF Score >>

The Police Episode

Year: 1988 Duration: 1'40
Instrumentation: Studio Orchestra
Style: Rock - Swing Key: C-Dorian modal
Media: Description >> | PDF Score >>

Venetian Violins

Year: 1988 Duration: 3'00
Instrumentation: Studio Orchestra
Style: Allegro - Rock Key: Dm
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio >> | PDF Score >>

Happy Tune

Year: 198 Duration: 0'45
Instrumentation: Studio Orchestra
Style: Commercial - Rock Key: C
Media: Description >> | PDF Score >>

Class-sick Chorale

Year: 1988 Duration: 3'55
Instrumentation: Chamber Orchestra, Solo Trumpet and Choir
Style: Neo-Baroque Key: C-Cm
Media: PDF Score >>

Birthday Blues for Malu

Year: 1984 Duration: 4'30
Instrumentation: Big Band
Style: Up-tempo Swing Key: Gm
Media: Description >> | MP3 Audio >> | PDF Score >>

Making Me Nervous

Year: 1982 Duration: 5'30
Instrumentation: Jazz Band
Style: Waltz - Rock Key: Dm
Media: Description >>

No Degree

Year: 1982 Duration: 5'30
Instrumentation: Jazz Band
Style: Medium Swing Key: Eb
Media: Description >>

Saltation

Year: 1982 Duration: 4'00
Instrumentation: Concert Band
Style: Rock - Swing Key: Bb Grade: 3
Media: Description >>

Boy Meets French Horn

Year: 1981 Duration: 4'30
Instrumentation: Jazz Band
Style: Ballad Key: Bb
Media: Description >>

How About Dancing?

Year: 1981 Duration: 4'00
Instrumentation: Rock Band
Style: Disco-Rock Key: Fm
Media: Description >>

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