CeBeDeM

CeBeDeM

index
of affiliated composers

MORTELMANS, Lodewijk

Lodewijk MORTELMANS (Antwerp, 5th February 1868 - Antwerp, 24th June 1952) studied at the Flemish School of Music of Antwerp, which later became the Royal Flemish Conservatory. Upon completion of his studies, for 2 years he took private courses in composition with Peter Benoit. In 1893 he won the First Grand Prize of Rome with his cantata “Lady Macbeth”. In 1891 he was awarded a prize for his symphony “Germania” by the Belgian Royal Academy.

In 1901 he started teaching counterpoint and fugue at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp and in 1924 he became director of this institution. He taught also at the Lemmens institute of Malines. From 1903 to 1914 he was conductor of the “Société des Nouveaux Concerts” of Antwerp. The last twenty years of his life Mortelmans lived in the country and devoted hemself exclusively to composition. He was a member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium.

As a composer, he wrote orchestral works, chamber music, instrumental music, choir music and an enormous amount of songs. These songs are the most important expression of his musical evolution and belong to the best there is to offer on an international level.

The main characteristics of this art are total psychological unity between text and music, refined naturalism, dramatic expression and exquisitely phrased melodies arranged in fluid modal harmonies. His piano music evolves from romantic lyricism to impressionism, although his orchestral works are reminiscent of Schumann, Brahms and Wagner.

Historically seen in Flanders, Mortelmans is one of the composers who made the link between Romanticism and Impressionism.

[© CeBeDeM]

works

  • 'k Hoore tuitend' hoornen, 1902
    middle voice and orchestra 00:04:45
  • 'k Hoore tuitend' hoornen, 1902
    middle voice and piano 00:04:45
  • 't Avondt, 1901
    middle voice and string orchestra 00:03:15
  • 't Avondt, 1901
    middle voice and piano 00:03:15
  • 't Groeit een blomken, 1902
    Soprano and orchestra 00:02:00
  • 't Groeit een blomken, 1902
    Soprano and piano 00:02:00
  • 't Is de mandel, 1900
    Soprano and orchestra 00:02:00
  • 't Is de mandel, 1900
    Soprano and piano 00:02:00
  • 't Meezeken, 1901
    Soprano and piano 00:01:30
  • 't Pardoent, 1900
    Soprano and orchestra 00:04:00
  • 't Pardoent, 1900
    Soprano and piano 00:04:00
  • 't Wordt nacht in mij, 1888
    Baritone and piano 00:02:15
  • Afscheid, 1888
    Soprano and piano 00:01:30
  • Ave Verum, 1901
    Choir a cappella 00:03:00
  • Ave Verum Corpus, 1901
    3 voices (organ ad lib.) 00:03:00
  • Avond in de herfst, 1927
    middle voice and orchestra 00:03:30
  • Avond in den herfst, 1927
    Alto - piano 00:03:30
  • Avondlied, 1928
    orchestra (small) 00:03:00
  • Avondlied - Chant du soir, 1928
    piano 00:02:30
  • Benedictus Dominus, 1927
    2 voices (Soprano - Alto) and organ 00:04:00
  • Blauwe meinacht, 1928
    Soprano and orchestra 00:02:30
  • Blauwe meinacht, 1928
    Soprano and piano 00:02:30
  • Blijde mei, 1938
    middle voice and piano 00:01:45
  • Blijdschap - Joie, 1926
    women's choir and orchestra 00:13:00
  • Blijdschap - Joie, 1926
    Women's choir and piano 00:13:00
  • Boertige optocht, 1889
    orchestra 00:06:30
  • Bruiloftsmarsch, 1917
    orchestra 00:06:30
  • Caecilia, 1921
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:01:30
  • De bloemen en de sterren, 1887
    Soprano and orchestra 00:02:30
  • De bloemen en de sterren, 1887
    girls' choir and orchestra 00:02:30
  • De bloemen en de sterren, 1887
    Soprano and piano 00:02:30
  • De kinderen der zee, 1901
    mixed Choir and orchestra 00:06:00
  • De kinderen der zee, 1901
    Soprano, Tenor and orchestra 00:09:00
  • De kinderen der zee, 1901
    Tenor and orchestra 00:06:00
  • De kinderen der zee, 1901
    Soprano and orchestra 00:08:00
  • De kinderen der zee, 1901
    Bass and orchestra 00:05:00
  • De kinderen der zee, 1901
    mixed Choir and orchestra 00:05:00
  • De kinderen der zee, 1901
    Baritone and orchestra 00:08:00
  • De kinderen der zee, 1901
    mixed Choir and orchestra 00:07:00
  • De kinderen der zee, 1901
    mixed Choir and orchestra 00:10:00
  • De kinderen der zee, 1901
    orchestra 00:07:00
  • De kinderen der zee, 1901
    mixed Choir and orchestra 00:10:00
  • De kinderen der zee, 1901
    Soprano, Tenor and piano 00:18:00
  • De kinderen der zee, 1901
    Soprano, Tenor and orchestra 00:18:00
  • De kinderen der zee, 1901
    Soloists, choirs and orchestra 00:12:00
  • De kinderen der zee, 1901
    mixed choir and piano 00:07:00
  • De kinderen der zee, 1901
    mixed choir and piano 00:06:00
  • De kinderen der zee, 1901
    Soprano and piano 00:08:00
  • De kinderen der zee, 1901
    Soloists, choirs and orchestra 00:00:00
  • De kinderen der zee (1ste bedrijf), 1901
    Soloists, choirs and orchestra 00:00:00
  • De Merode cantate, 1905
    mixed Choir and orchestra 00:20:00
  • De orgeldraaier, 1911
    middle voice and piano 00:05:00
  • De Vlaamsche tale, 1900
    middle voice and orchestra 00:04:15
  • De Vlaamsche tale, 1900
    mixed Choir and orchestra 00:04:00
  • De Vlaamsche tale, 1900
    Alto and piano 00:04:00
  • De zwane, 1924
    middle voice and piano 00:06:00
  • Doet dit te mijne Indachtigheid (Lied), 1913
    middle voice and orchestra 00:02:00
  • Doornroosje, 1903
    Soprano and orchestra 00:03:00
  • Doornroosje, 1903
    Soprano and piano 00:03:00
  • Drie kleine elegiën - Trois petites élégies, 1923
    piano 00:08:00
  • Ecstasy, 1913
    Soprano and piano 00:02:30
  • Een kindekijn is ons gheboren
    middle voice and string orchestra 00:05:00
  • Een zielekreet, 1893
    middle voice and orchestra 00:05:00
  • Eenzame herder - Berger solitaire, 1920
    flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon 00:01:30
  • Eenzame herder - Berger solitaire, 1920
    piano 00:01:30
  • Eenzame herder - Berger solitaire, 1920
    flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon and 2 horns 00:01:30
  • Eerste communielied, 1908
    middle voice (1 or 3) and piano 00:01:30
  • Eerste communiezang, 1913
    3 solos, mixed choir, piano and harmonium 00:06:00
  • Elf liederen, 1913
    Soprano and piano 00:24:30
  • Ellen, een lied van de smart, 1895
    Tenor and piano 00:10:00
  • Er is een jonge maagd gelegen
    middle voice and orchestra 00:04:00
  • Er is een kinneken geboren op strooi
    middle voice and orchestra 00:03:00
  • Evangelisch diptiek, 1933
    orchestra 00:10:00
  • Gaat van mij (Lied), 1913
    Baritone and orchestra 00:01:15
  • Geeft mij eens dien dag, 1938
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:02:00
  • Gekwetst ben ik van binnen, 1921
    men's choir a cappella 00:00:00
  • Gemoedelijkheid - Pensée intime, 1923
    piano 00:02:15
  • Gewijde zang, 1943
    violin and piano or organ 00:04:00
  • Gewijde zang, 1943
    violin and string orchestra 00:04:00
  • Haar venster staat open, 1890
    Soprano and piano 00:02:30
  • Hansje, 1910
    middle voice and string orchestra 00:02:00
  • Hansje, 1910
    middle voice and piano 00:02:00
  • Hear, O God, 1913
    middle voice and piano 00:01:30
  • Hear, O God, 1913
    Baritone and orchestra 00:01:30
  • Heer, mijn hert is boos en schuldig, 1938
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:02:00
  • Heil U, moeder (Lied), 1902
    middle voice and string orchestra 00:02:00
  • Heil U, moeder (Lied), 1902
    Alto and piano 00:02:00
  • Helios, 1894
    orchestra 00:11:00
  • Herders brengt melk en soetigheid
    middle voice and orchestra 00:03:00
  • Herders hij is geboren
    middle voice and orchestra 00:06:00
  • Het jonge jaar, 1900
    Soprano and orchestra 00:02:00
  • Het jonge jaar, 1900
    Soprano and piano 00:02:00
  • Het kerelskind, 1896
    middle voice and piano 00:02:30
  • Het kerelskind, 1896
    Alto and orchestra 00:02:30
  • Het kerelskind (lied), 1896
    Baritone and orchestra 00:02:30
  • Het lelieken uit den dale, 1889
    middle voice and piano 00:01:45
  • Het meezeken, 1901
    Soprano and orchestra 00:01:30
  • Het strooien dak, 1902
    middle voice and piano 00:02:00
  • Het viel een hemelsch dauwe
    middle voice and string orchestra 00:08:00
  • Het was een maget uitverkoren
    middle voice and orchestra 00:04:30
  • Het was een Maghet
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:03:00
  • Het wielewaalt en leeuwerkt, 1921
    piano 00:04:30
  • Hoe schoon de morgendauw, 1900
    Soprano and orchestra 00:01:30
  • Hoe schoon de morgendauw, 1900
    Soprano and piano 00:01:30
  • Hoe zoet is 't, 1933
    middle voice and piano 00:01:15
  • Hoger als mijn oogen dragen, 1938
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:01:45
  • Homerische symphonie, 1896
    large orchestra 00:45:00
  • Houdt U fier, 1889
    mixed Choir and orchestra 00:02:45
  • Houdt U fier, 1889
    middle voice and piano 00:02:45
  • Houdt U fier, 1889
    mixed choirs, brass and percussion 00:02:45
  • Houdt U fier, 1889
    mixed choir, string orchestra and piano 00:02:45
  • Hulde aan Peter Benoit, 1897
    orchestra 00:06:00
  • Humoresk - Humoresque, 1928
    piano 00:02:00
  • Idyllische Naklank, 1919
    small orchestra 00:02:00
  • Impromptu, 1918
    piano 00:01:45
  • In 't avondduister dwaal ik, 1891
    Mezzo-Soprano and piano 00:02:15
  • In 't stalleken van Bethleem
    middle voice and orchestra 00:01:30
  • In Jesus' name
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:02:00
  • Jagerskoor
    men's choir a cappella 00:00:40
  • Jesu, wijs en wondermachtig, 1938
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:02:00
  • Jong Vlaanderen, 1907
    children's choir and orchestra 00:30:00
  • Jubelmarsch, 1930
    orchestra 00:08:00
  • Jubelmarsch, 1930
    band 00:08:00
  • Kerkhofblomme, 1916
    Soprano and piano 00:02:00
  • Kindersuite, 1928
    orchestra 00:10:00
  • Kindersuite - Suite enfantine, 1928
    piano 00:14:00
  • Kinderwalsje - Valse enfantine, 1939
    piano 00:01:30
  • Kindje wat ben je toch zacht, 1910
    Soprano and orchestra 00:02:00
  • Kindje, wat ben je toch zacht, 1910
    girls' choir and orchestra 00:02:00
  • Kindje, wat ben je toch zacht, 1910
    Soprano and piano 00:02:00
  • Klaar bloed en louter wonden, 1938
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:04:15
  • Klavierwerken - Impromptu, 1929
    piano 00:02:00
  • Klavierwerken - Intermezzo, 1929
    piano 00:02:00
  • Klavierwerken - Mazurka, 1929
    piano 00:02:00
  • Klavierwerken - Saïdjah's Lied, 1929
    piano 00:03:00
  • Klokkenzang - Le chant des cloches - Glockenlied, 1908
    Bass and orchestra 00:02:00
  • Klokkenzang - Le chant des cloches - Glockenlied, 1908
    Bass and piano 00:02:00
  • Koekoek, 1901
    Soprano and orchestra 00:03:00
  • Koekoek, 1901
    Soprano and piano 00:03:00
  • Koekoek, 1901
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:03:00
  • L'ennemi, 1894
    middle voice and piano 00:03:00
  • Leg op mijn hert uw voorhoofd, 1888
    Soprano and orchestra 00:02:15
  • Leg op mijn hert uw voorhoofd, 1888
    Soprano and piano 00:02:15
  • Leliën, 1925
    middle voice and orchestra 00:03:30
  • Leliën, 1925
    middle voice and piano 00:03:30
  • Lente-idylle, 1894
    orchestra 00:11:00
  • Licht zij uw geest, 1890
    men's choir a cappella 00:03:15
  • Lied van Mignon, 1906
    Soprano and piano 00:06:00
  • Lofzang aan het vaderland, 1901
    children's choir and orchestra 00:04:30
  • Lofzang aan het vaderland, 1901
    Children's choir and piano 00:04:30
  • Lullaby, 1904
    Soprano and piano 00:02:30
  • Lyrical pieces - 1. Idyllic echoes, 1919
    piano 00:02:00
  • Lyrical pieces - 2. Two little pastorals, 1912
    piano 00:04:00
  • Lyrisch gedicht, 1893
    small orchestra 00:08:00
  • Lyrisch gedicht, 1893
    string orchestra and harp 00:08:00
  • Maagdeke mei, 1927
    Soprano and orchestra 00:01:30
  • Maagdeke mei, 1927
    Soprano and piano 00:01:30
  • Maagdeke mei, 1927
    middle voice and piano 00:01:30
  • Marche nuptiale, 1917
    piano 00:06:30
  • Maria die soude naar Bethleem gaan
    middle voice and orchestra 00:04:00
  • May day, 1913
    Soprano and piano 00:02:15
  • Meidag, 1913
    Mezzo-Soprano and piano 00:02:15
  • Melancholia, 1919
    piano 00:02:45
  • Memories, 1919
    piano 00:02:30
  • Mijn lieveken open je deurken, 1910
    Soprano and string orchestra 00:02:00
  • Mijn lieveken, open je deurken, 1910
    Soprano and piano 00:02:00
  • Mijn moederken teer, 1948
    middle voice and piano 00:02:30
  • Miniaturen voor klavier - deel I, 1929
    piano 00:17:15
  • Miniaturen voor klavier - deel II, 1942
    piano 00:17:00
  • Miniaturen voor klavier - deel III, 1944
    piano 00:20:45
  • Minuet varié, 1916
    piano 00:05:30
  • Mirth, 1913
    Soprano and piano 00:02:00
  • Moeder en kind, 1889
    Baritone and string orchestra 00:02:00
  • Moeder en kind, 1889
    middle voice and piano 00:02:15
  • Moederken, 1938
    middle voice and piano 00:02:00
  • Moederken, 1938
    Baritone and string orchestra 00:02:00
  • Mood picture - Stemmingsbeeld, 1920
    piano 00:02:30
  • Morgenstemming, 1922
    orchestra 00:13:00
  • Mystieke dans, 1926
    middle voice and orchestra 00:07:30
  • Mystieke dans, 1926
    middle voice and piano 00:07:30
  • Mythe der Lente, 1895
    orchestra 00:10:00
  • Niet gedenken, 1938
    mixed Choir a cappella 00:02:15
  • Nog gisteren hield ik u omvangen, 1889
    Tenor and piano 00:01:45
  • O child, o child, 1913
    Soprano and piano 00:02:00
  • O, Herderkens al soetjes
    middle voice and orchestra 00:01:30
  • Ons is geboren een kindekijn
    middle voice and orchestra 00:02:30
  • Op mijn lier, 1891
    middle voice and piano 00:02:30
  • Op mijn lier, 1891
    Baritone and orchestra 00:02:30
  • Opwelling - Elan, 1919
    piano 00:02:00
  • Oud-vlaamsche kerstliederen
    Mezzo-Soprano and chamber orchestra 00:23:30
  • Oud-vlaamse Kerstliederen, 1921
    middle voice and small orchestra 01:00:00
  • Oud-vlaamse Kerstliederen, 1921
    middle voice and piano 01:00:00
  • Ouwe mans klacht, 1896
    Baritone/Bass and piano 00:02:00
  • Ouwe mans klacht, 1896
    Baritone and piano 00:02:00
  • Ouwe mans klacht, 1896
    Bass and piano 00:02:00
  • Pastorale, 1919
    piano 00:02:30
  • Perels, 1938
    middle voice and piano 00:01:30
  • Pover Janneken, 1928
    middle voice and orchestra 00:02:30
  • Pover Janneken, 1928
    middle voice and piano 00:02:30
  • Primula veris, 1891
    piano 00:05:00
  • Romanza, 1935
    violin and piano 00:06:00
  • Roses, 1902
    Soprano and piano 00:02:00
  • Sage van Koning Hagen, 1888
    middle voice and piano 00:04:00
  • Sage van Koning Hagen, 1888
    Mezzo-Soprano and orchestra 00:04:00
  • Salve Regina, 1895
    mixed Choir and orchestra 00:15:00
  • Schietgebedekens, 1927
    Alto or Mezzo and piano or harmonium 00:01:45
  • Schietgebedekens, 1927
    Alto or Mezzo and piano 00:01:45
  • Schietgebedekens, 1927
    Alto or Mezzo and harmonium 00:01:45
  • Schietgebedekens, 1927
    Alto or Mezzo and piano 00:01:45
  • Schietgebedekens, 1927
    Alto or Mezzo and harmonium 00:01:45
  • Song of fervor, 1913
    middle voice and piano 00:04:00
  • Te Meie, 1896
    middle voice and piano 00:03:00
  • The Angelus, 1900
    Soprano and piano 00:04:00
  • The streamlet, 1900
    Soprano and piano 00:02:00
  • This do in memory of me, 1913
    middle voice and piano 00:02:00
  • Three elegies - 1. In memoriam, 1917
    piano 00:06:00
  • Three elegies - 2. Exaltation, 1917
    piano 00:04:30
  • Three elegies - 3. Solitude, 1919
    piano 00:07:00
  • To a Mother, 1902
    Alto and piano 00:02:00
  • Treurdicht, 1925
    orchestra 00:09:00
  • Treurzang, 1907
    middle voice and orchestra 00:03:30
  • Treurzang, 1907
    middle voice and piano 00:03:30
  • Troost in den rouw, 1890
    Soprano and orchestra 00:01:15
  • Twee Betuwsche liederen, 1890
    middle voice and piano 00:02:45
  • Twee Coninckskinderen, 1921
    men's choir a cappella 00:00:00
  • Twee landelijke stukjes, 1912
    orchestra 00:05:00
  • Twee liederen, 1890
    Tenor and piano 00:02:00
  • Twenty-seven old Flemish folk songs (Vol. I : 1 à 9)
    piano 00:35:00
  • Twenty-seven old Flemish folk songs (Vol. II : 10 à 18)
    piano 00:35:00
  • Twenty-seven old Flemish folk songs (Vol. III : 19 à 27)
    piano 00:35:00
  • Twintig oud-vlaamse volksliederen
    middle voice and piano 00:35:00
  • Two songs of meditation, 1913
    Alto and piano 00:01:45
  • Two years old, 1910
    middle voice and piano 00:02:00
  • Unworthy, 1913
    middle voice and piano 00:01:15
  • Van 't jaor (Lied), 1890
    middle voice and orchestra 00:01:30
  • Van het Dombeeld, 1889
    middle voice and piano 00:02:00
  • Vier liederen in volkstrant, 1889
    middle voice and piano 00:09:15
  • Vlaamse volksliederen voor de jeugd, 1894
    middle voice and piano 00:30:00
  • Vlaenderen, dijn recht is out, 1915
    middle voice and piano 00:01:45
  • Wals - Valse, 1919
    piano 00:03:45
  • When the spirit listens, 1913
    Soprano and piano 00:03:45
  • Wiegelied, 1890
    middle voice and piano 00:02:30
  • Wiegeliedje, 1904
    Soprano and orchestra 00:01:15
  • Wiegeliedje, 1904
    Soprano and piano 00:01:15
  • Wiegeliedje, 1905
    middle voice and piano 00:01:00
  • Wierook, 1900
    Soprano and orchestra 00:05:00
  • Wierook, 1900
    Soprano and piano 00:05:00
  • Wierook, 1900
    Soprano and piano 00:05:00
  • Wierook, 1900
    mixed choir and piano 00:05:00
  • Witte watte wolken, 1934
    middle voice and piano 00:02:30
Pages :