|Composing music by Jim Groeneveld||
Last website revision: June 10th, 2013
Last webpage revision: November 27th 2004
Since 1965, when I was 16 years old, I have been composing and arranging music. That always starts with inspiration, but sometimes needs transpiration to finish. My compositions are pieces of music which emerge and sound in my head spontaneously. My arrangements emerge while listening to existing (psalm and hymn) melodies, which, I think, deserve better, more beautiful arrangements then I often hear. I have to write them down to get rid of those melodies, and to make room for new ones. I can't suppress that spontaneously emerging creative urge of beauty, I have to live with it and obey it.
My preferred musical styles are baroque, renaissance and medieval. While composing or arranging I still prefer pencil, music paper, eraser and quietness. Thanks to my sense of absolute pitch I am quite well able to score music in silence, without the use of any musical instrument. After finalizing a draft I may enter it into a scoring program on the computer and possibly be able to really hear the music played by the software. I would like to have more time to spend on all this.
The list of compositions and arrangements is more or less complete up to now, it includes finalyzed and almost finished pieces, which have been given a code number by me. Sketchy and scratchy snippets of music are not included. The score of only a few representative pieces of music is available for download. This is mainly due to limited homepage disk space on the website server. The score is currently available as relatively large (scanned) PDF files. To view them you need the freely available Acrobat PDF Reader from Adobe via the link below.