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Simeon Ten Holt


Canto Ostinato



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Simeon Ten Holt, Toon Hagen - Canto Ostinato album download


Canto Ostinato (1:19:09)
1 Deel 1a 17:21
2 Deel 1b 10:34
3 Deel 2 12:30
4 Deel 3a 15:25
5 Deel 3b 9:07
6 Deel 4 14:10


  • Composed By – Simeon Ten Holt
  • Organ – Toon Hagen


Recorded June 23-25 2013, Grote- of Sint-Michaëlskerk Zwolle, The Netherlands.
Organ: Frans Caspar & Johann Georg Schnitger 1721.

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  • Barcode: 9 789078 740315

Liner Notes, Organ, Primary Artist. Albert van Houwelingen. Liner Note Translation. Frans Caspar Schnitger.

Canto Ostinato ("Obstinate Song" (as ostinato)) is a musical composition written by the Dutch composer Simeon ten Holt. The piece was completed in 1976 and performed for the first time in 1979 and is by far his most popular and most performed work. The most remarkable aspect about this work is the amount of freedom that is given to the performer(s). The piece can be performed with different instruments and a different number of performers.

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This album has an average beat per minute of 116 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 69/174 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Canto Ostinato. BPM Profile Canto Ostinato. Album starts at 155BPM, ends at 137BPM (-18), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Simeon ten Holt.

The first performance of Simeon Ten Holt's Canto Ostinato took place on April 25th 1979 in the Ruïnekerk in Bergen (The Netherlands) and was realized using three pianos and an electronic organ. Since its premiere, Canto Ostinato grew out to be a hypnotizing masterpiece, revered by audiences and composers all over the world. The 90-minute piece is divided into sections, each divided into smaller sections of repetitive melodies. Interpreting artists are free to decide themselves how they vary these smaller pieces and for how long they repeat them  . The duo adapted Canto to be played on two grand pianos. Their breakthrough album eventually sold in more than 40 countries. 180 gram audiophile vinyl.

Simeon ten Holt (born in Bergen, Netherlands, 24 January 1923) (died in Alkmaar, 25 November 2012) was a Dutch composer. Ten Holt studied with Jakob van Domselaer, eventually developing a highly personal style of minimal composition. Ten Holt generally uses consonant, tonal materials and his works are organized in numerous cells, made up of a few measures each, which are repeated ad libitum according to the player's preference.

Simeon ten Holt Natalon in E - Sostenuto/molto mosso vivace (perf. simeon ten holt 07. canto ostinato (1976 - 1979): 01:33. Simeon Ten Holt Section 71.

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