Pieces (3) (2008).


Composer: Kee P

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Kee Three Organ Pieces

Composed in 2008.

Pieter (Piet) William Kee (1927-2018) was a Dutch organist and composer. Born in 1927 in Zaandam, Netherlands – he is recognized as being one of the most important and influential organists of our age.

His studies at the Amsterdam Conservatory were crowned with the Prix d’excellence and the Jubilee Prize Toonkunst.  He won the Haarlem International Improvisation Competition in 1953, ’54 and ’55, thus retaining permanently the legendary ‘Silver Tulip’.  Piet Kee was city (recital) organist of the St Bavokerk in Haarlem (1956–89), organist of the St Laurenskerk (Schnitger organ) in Alkmaar (1952–87), and professor of organ at the Music Lyceum and Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam until 1988.  He taught Bach interpretation at the Haarlem International Summer Academy for Organists.

His long international career as a concert organist has been marked by a number of awards and by the appearance of gramophone recordings in many countries.  Piet Kee was also active as a composer.  Among his compositions are Music and Space, Confrontation (for 3 barrel organs and church organ) and Bios (1995).  In the 1980s he wrote remarkable studies on the forgotten background to certain Baroque works such as the passacaglias by J.S. Bach and Buxtehude.

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