MERTENS Hardy

MERTENS Hardy

Bio

"Hardy Mertens was born 1960 in Nieuwenhagen (NL). He studied musicology at the Utrecht University, composition and band conducting at the Utrecht Conservatory. In 1984 and 1985 he joined the Netherlands Royal Military Band as arranger and clarinet player. Since 1990 Hardy Mertens has been a regular guest conductor with the Singapore Wind Symphony and since 1995 also with the Sardinian symphonic band ""Lao Silesu"".

Besides composing, he conducts the Netherlands Police Band, the Philips Symphonic Band and several Dutch community bands, teaches at international courses and guest conducts.

Hardy Mertens also teaches band conducting at the Tilburg Conservatory.

Compositions by Hardy Mertens are rooted in the European orchestral tradition and often influenced by folk music from different continents. Traditional tonality, extended melody lines and percussive patterns are often combined with humorous surprises and unusual sounds. This complexity usually results in a high grade of difficulty and sometimes this causes controversy with conductors and musicians."

Compositions (119)

52nd Street
Adagio
Afro Voodoo
  • Hevioso
  • Gabara
  • Papa Legba
  • Dambala
  • Mawu
The Ainur
All the binge bottles for the beat-and-blow-job-mob, the nimble naughty thirsty bunch on the loose
All the mouth-watering meals for flashing Flora, the nimble naughty hungry ghost on the loose
Aphrodite
Aragorn
L' Arco dell´ Angelo
Armageddon
Arnoldo
Ballroom bamboozles
  • Samba
  • Waltz
  • Blues
  • Trot
  • Square dance
Bam Bam
Beim Vogelhändler
The butterfly lovers
Cante jondo
Cantico di frate sole
Carnival (part 5 from Symphony n° 2)
Chilli crab rap
Choral of life from The sun behind my tears
Choral of love from The sun behind my tears
Chucker out
Concerto for Clarinet and symphonic band
  • Circe
  • Aphrodite
  • Medusa
The Cry for reunion (part 4 from Symphony n° 2)
Da pacem domine
Dances to the rhythm of spring
  • Dance 1
  • Dance 2
  • Dance 3
Demons' dance
Der Weenende Marshelik
Desire and suffering (part 2 from Symphony n° 2)
Doowyllob
Dreamscape
Drenthe 2000 march
Drie ventielkes
The eighteen levels of hell
Eijkhagen college jubilee march
Fear and fury (part 1 from Symphony n° 2)
Fiefoerniek
Fort Canning park birds
Funkdrunk
GiuliAnnalisa
Hallucination (part 3 from Symphony n° 2)
The heavenly Flute player and the dragon king
  • 1st movement
  • 2nd movement
Helmut Rainer Marsch
Il vento della vita
In memoriam il sorriso
Iris
Jazzica
Jordons´ gum chewers
JulYassa
Keyif
  • with Nil on the Bosphorus ferry
  • with Flavia at the Sultanahmet mosque
  • with Semiha at the Ayvacik bazaar
Koel
Kykládes
  • Paros
  • Syros
  • Mykonos
  • Naxos
  • Santorini
Lamento
Land of thousand flavours
The last hamburger in hungry town
Leonardus rex
Lest we forget
Louice and Blue Eyes
Lourdes Maria
Mangala
Maori
Marie chérie
Mea culpa
Milot le oelamin (Eternal words)
Monologue in may
  • Opinion
  • Speech
  • Reflection
  • Re-opinion
  • Jumpy conclusion
Museum
  • Clio
  • Euterpe
  • Thalia
  • Melpomene
  • Terpsichore
  • Erato
  • Ourania
  • Kalliope
  • Polyhymnia
Negli occhi di Beatrice
Nirvana´s touch
  • The awakening from a material dream
  • The beauty of wisdom
  • Through the gate of enlightenment
Noizy nite
Ollie goes bananas
Once I was a dreamer
Ostara
Philips centennial march
Pitri Eins Sechs Null
Poseidon
  • Poseidon arises from the sea
  • Voyages in the golden carriage
  • The creation of the first horse
  • The adultery with Medousa
  • The wrath of Athena
  • The love for Gaia
  • Poseidon's undisputed divinity
Prayer
Psalm 19
Punch
Pushing the limits
RamyRossy
Requiem for the captive condor
Ritual
Romantic ceremonial from Ritual
Romario
Rondo skolion (part 5 from Symphony n° 1)
Rose des sables
Säntis
Saphir
Sara's soul from Winanga li
Schnaps shots
Serenate sulla soglia del paradiso
  • Very fast
  • Fast waltz
  • Lazy
  • Easy going waltz
  • Slow
  • Very fast
  • Fast waltz
  • Elegy
  • Fast
Shanghai sword dance
The Singapore experience
Sjtub
Sonetto
The sun behind my tears
  • Choral of life
  • Choral of love
Susanoodles
Symphony n° 1 Voice of mind
  • Introduction and meditation
  • Caccia
  • Requiem
  • Pallavi
  • Rondo skolion
Symphony n° 2 Revelations
  • Fear and fury
  • Desire and suffering
  • Hallucination
  • The cry for reunion
  • Carnival
Take a walk
Tango
Ten romantic moods
  • I. Duo from Ritual
  • II. The walkyre's reward from Walhalla
  • III. Enlightenment from Nirvana's touch
  • IV. Theme from Requiem for the captive condor
  • V. The love for Jade Moon from The three storms
  • VI. Our morals and lifes from The eighteen levels of hell
  • VII. Famine and pestilence from Armageddon
  • VIII. Success from Pushing the limits
  • IX. Theme from Lest we forget
  • X. Finale from Cantico di frate sole
The three storms
The three tenors
U mundu drentu a ti
Uaithne
Una mariposa llamada Carina
Uncle Noomes and uncle Toomes
Valarantea (Memorial Andrea Parodi)
Variazioni sinfoniche su non potho reposare
Vieni qui
!Viva el litro¡
Wacah chan
Walhalla
Winanga-li
  • The breath of life
  • Sara's soul
  • Rainbow dance
  • The dawn of Winanga-li
Wonders & Miracles City (WMC)
Xenia Sarda
Zitterd
Zodiac limit for the lion
Louis Martinus
Louis Martinus
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