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STRENS, Jules

Jules STRENS (Brussels, 5th December 1893 - Brussels, 19th March 1971) studied violin at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and for a while he received advice from Paul Gilson in orchestration. In 1926 he became member of the “Synthétistes” group of young progressive composers of the twenties. They were all pupils of Paul Gilson.

He persued a career a violinist and composer. Starting 1922 he was first violinist at the “Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie”. From 1931 to 1934 he was conductor of the “Association Symphonique de Bruxelles”. At the end of his life he was more active as an organist.

As a composer, he was self-taught and prolific. His musical production is all embracing and earned him several awards.

His first compositions were undeniably influenced by the conceptions of Richard Strauss. His symphonic variations “Gil Blas” are a good example of this tendency. The most predominant element in the evolution of his style is the use and study of polyrhythmics. The most typical compositions written in this technique are “Danse funambulesque”, “Danse tragique” and “Rhapsodie polyrythmique”.

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works

  • Andante op. 10
    clarinet and piano 00:00:00
  • Ariette op. 14, 1926
    piano 00:03:00
  • Avion d'amour
    middle voice and piano 00:00:00
  • Belle nuit, sainte nuit op. 39, 1948
    harmonium 00:07:00
  • Belle nuit, sainte nuit op. 39, 1948
    organ 00:07:00
  • Berceuse et danse op. 11, 1925
    small orchestra 00:08:00
  • Berceuse et danse op. 11, 1925
    piano 00:08:00
  • Brasilia - Suite
    orchestra 00:00:00
  • Britannicus, 1918
    orchestra 00:00:00
  • C'est la faute à la lune.
    opera 00:00:00
  • Cha-cha-cha
    piano 00:00:00
  • Chant des adieux op. 38, 1948
    harmonium 00:06:00
  • Chant des adieux op. 38, 1948
    organ 00:06:00
  • Choses de l'enfance, 1917
    Tenor and piano 00:00:00
  • Cinq mélodies op. 21, 1931
    Soprano and piano 00:15:00
  • Cinq mélodies op. 22, 1931
    Soprano and piano 00:00:00
  • Concerto op. 53, 1958
    organ and string orchestra 00:16:00
  • Concerto op. 47, 1951
    violin and orchestra 00:20:00
  • Concerto op. 47, 1951
    violin and piano 00:20:00
  • Cours complet d'harmonie
    didactic (instrumental music) 00:00:00
  • Danse funambulesque op. 18, 1925
    symphonic orchestra 00:12:00
  • Danse funambulesque op. 12, 1929
    band 00:12:00
  • Danse funambulesque op. 12, 1929
    band 00:12:00
  • Danse funambulesque op. 18, 1925
    chamber orchestra 00:12:00
  • Danse tragique op. 29, 1938
    orchestra 00:17:00
  • Deux esquisses op. 6, 1924
    small orchestra 00:08:00
  • Deux impromptus op. 33, 1941
    flute and harp 00:11:00
  • Dix petits préludes
    organ 00:00:00
  • Ensorciana, 1970
    orchestra 00:25:00
  • Ensorciana, 1970
    piano 00:25:00
  • Fantaisie burlesque op. 56, 1964
    piano 00:10:00
  • Fantaisie concertante op. 28, 1938
    piano and orchestra 00:10:00
  • Fantaisie sur l'opérette C'est la faute à la lune
    chamber orchestra 00:10:00
  • Fuga in F moll
    organ 00:00:00
  • Gil Blas op. 2, 1921
    orchestra 00:16:00
  • Gloria - Album I
    harmonium or organ 00:00:00
  • Gloria - Album I
    harmonium 00:00:00
  • Gloria - Album I
    organ 00:00:00
  • Gloria - Album II
    harmonium or organ 00:00:00
  • Gloria - Album II
    harmonium 00:00:00
  • Gloria - Album II
    organ 00:00:00
  • Gloria - Album III
    harmonium or organ 00:00:00
  • Gloria - Album III
    harmonium 00:00:00
  • Gloria - Album III
    organ 00:00:00
  • Gloria - Album IV
    harmonium or organ 00:00:00
  • Gloria - Album IV
    harmonium 00:00:00
  • Gloria - Album IV
    organ 00:00:00
  • Gloria - Album V
    harmonium or organ 00:00:00
  • Gloria - Album V
    harmonium 00:00:00
  • Guignol, 1926
    piano 00:00:00
  • Hercule
    middle voice and piano 00:00:00
  • Huit préludes de choral, 1955
    organ 00:00:00
  • Images enfantines op. 7, 1924
    piano 00:20:00
  • Images enfantines: 1e suite op. 7, 1924
    small orchestra 00:08:00
  • J'ai d'la veine
    middle voice and piano 00:00:00
  • La guingette
    accordeon solo 00:00:00
  • La tragédie d'Agamemnon op. 32, 1937
    Soloists, choir and orchestra 01:15:00
  • Le chanteur de Naples op. 27, 1937
    orchestra 00:40:00
  • Le chanteur de Naples op. 27, 1937
    Tenor and piano 00:40:00
  • Le matin op. 24, 1935
    Tenor and orchestra 00:00:00
  • Le tango qui s'achève...
    middle voice and piano 00:00:00
  • Le violon solo
    violin and piano 00:00:00
  • Les elfes op. 5, 1923
    orchestra 00:15:00
  • Les elfes op. 5, 1923
    piano 00:15:00
  • Les gracieuses
    orchestra 00:00:00
  • Lied d'avril
    orchestra 00:00:00
  • Marche des vainqueurs op. 35, 1945
    orchestra 00:08:00
  • Marche des vainqueurs op. 35, 1945
    piano 00:08:00
  • Marche provençale op. 46, 1950
    harmonium 00:05:00
  • Marche provençale op. 46, 1950
    organ 00:05:00
  • Marche romaine
    piano 00:00:00
  • Messe en mi mineur op. 8, 1924
    mixed choir and organ 00:30:00
  • Minuetto, aria e toccata
    organ 00:00:00
  • Mon Ami Pierrot, 1926
    piano 00:00:00
  • Mon rêve et toi
    middle voice and piano 00:00:00
  • Mon torero
    middle voice and piano 00:00:00
  • Mon torero
    Mezzo-Soprano and band 00:00:00
  • Moto perpetuo, 1954
    piano 00:00:00
  • Noces vénitiennes
    theatre music 00:00:00
  • Nocturne et ballade
    small orchestra 00:00:00
  • Oeuvres pour Grand'Orgue, 1917
    organ 00:00:00
  • Offrande
    middle voice and piano 00:00:00
  • Oh! laisse-moi.
    middle voice and piano 00:00:00
  • Ouverture, 1927
    piano 00:00:00
  • Parfum discret
    middle voice and piano 00:00:00
  • Petite musique de nuit
    violin and piano 00:11:00
  • Pièces pour orgue, 1964
    organ with 2 keyboards and pedal 00:00:00
  • Pièces pour orgue 1, 1952
    organ 00:00:00
  • Pièces pour orgue 2, 1957
    organ 00:00:00
  • Pièces pour orgue 3, 1960
    organ 00:00:00
  • Poème op. 4, 1922
    viola and piano 00:06:00
  • Pourquoi m'abandonner
    middle voice and piano 00:00:00
  • Pourquoi mentir...
    middle voice and piano 00:00:00
  • Prélude et fugue en fa, 1957
    organ 00:00:00
  • Prélude et fugue en mi mineur
    organ 00:00:00
  • Prélude et fugue en sol
    organ 00:00:00
  • Préludes, 1962
    organ 00:00:00
  • Préludes lyriques op. 16, 1927
    orchestra 00:20:00
  • Préludes lyriques op. 16, 1927
    four-handed piano 00:20:00
  • Preludio, Aria e Toccata op. 52, 1956
    organ 00:14:00
  • Quand l'amour veut
    opera 00:00:00
  • Quand l'amour veut.
    middle voice and piano 00:00:00
  • Quartetto op. 44, 1950
    4 horns in F 00:12:00
  • Quatre mélodies op. 22, 1931
    high voice and piano 00:11:00
  • Quatre poèmes op. 3, 1921
    Soprano and piano 00:12:00
  • Quatuor op. 55, 1954
    violin, viola, cello and piano 00:12:00
  • Quatuor à cordes en fa op. 1, 1917
    2 violins, viola and cello 00:00:00
  • Quatuor à cordes n°1 op. 9, 1925
    2 violins, viola and cello 00:25:00
  • Quatuor à cordes n°2 op. 14, 1929
    2 violins, viola and cello 00:30:00
  • Quatuor à cordes n°3 op. 23, 1933
    2 violins, viola and cello 00:28:00
  • Quatuor à cordes n°4 op. 26, 1935
    2 violins, viola and cello 00:26:00
  • Quintette op. 34, 1943
    flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon 00:22:00
  • Rapsodia zingara op. 15, 1927
    orchestra 00:10:00
  • Rapsodia zingara op. 15, 1927
    four-handed piano 00:10:00
  • Rapsodie polyrythmique op. 49, 1953
    orchestra 00:12:00
  • Roland op. 20, 1931
    orchestra 00:20:00
  • Roland op. 20, 1931
    four-handed piano 00:20:00
  • Saturnale op. 19, 1930
    small orchestra 00:05:00
  • Sélection du célèbre concerto de Schumann
    piano 00:00:00
  • Sérénade argentine op. 41, 1948
    violin and piano 00:05:00
  • Sérénade florentine
    violin and piano 00:00:00
  • Scherzo, 1949
    trumpet and piano 00:00:00
  • Sextuor op. 24, 1935
    2 violins, 2 violas and 2 cellos 00:30:00
  • Sieben Choralvorspiele op. 51, 1955
    organ 00:16:00
  • Sinfonietta op. 42, 1950
    harmonium 00:07:00
  • Sinfonietta op. 42, 1950
    organ 00:07:00
  • Six danses modernes
    piano 00:00:00
  • Sonate op. 48, 1952
    violin and viola 00:12:00
  • Sonate, 1917
    organ or harmonium 00:00:00
  • Sonate op. 54, 1954
    viola and piano 00:12:00
  • Sonate op. 10, 1926
    cello and piano 00:30:00
  • Sonate, 1917
    organ 00:00:00
  • Sonate, 1917
    harmonium 00:00:00
  • Sonate en ré, 1916
    violin and piano 00:00:00
  • Sonatine classique op. 36, 1946
    piano 00:11:00
  • Sous le ciel de Provence
    middle voice and piano 00:00:00
  • Suite héroïque, 1927
    piano 00:00:00
  • Suite héroïque, 1927
    orchestra 00:00:00
  • Suite sur des airs de chasse op. 45, 1951
    4 horns in F 00:08:00
  • Symphonie sylvestre op. 30, 1939
    Soloists, choir and orchestra 01:00:00
  • Tes yeux si calins
    middle voice and piano 00:00:00
  • Tes yeux si doux
    middle voice and piano 00:00:00
  • Trio op. 50, 1954
    oboe, clarinet and bassoon 00:11:00
  • Trio en sol mineur op. 1, 1920
    violin, viola, cello 00:35:00
  • Trio en sol mineur op. 1, 1920
    violin, cello and piano 00:35:00
  • Twintig liedjes, 1918
    middle voice and piano 00:00:00
  • Une gavotte
    middle voice and piano 00:00:00
  • Variations de Noël sur un thème wallon op. 37, 1945
    harmonium 00:07:00
  • Variations de Noël sur un thème wallon op. 37, 1945
    organ 00:07:00
  • Vixit op. 40/a, 1948
    organ or harmonium 00:04:00
  • Vixit op. 40/a, 1948
    organ 00:04:00
  • Vixit op. 40/a, 1948
    harmonium 00:04:00
  • Vixit op. 40/a, 1948
    harmonium 00:04:00
  • Vixit op. 40/a, 1948
    organ 00:04:00
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