Lucien Posman

(b. 22 March 1952, Eeklo).

Belgian composer of mostly chamber, choral and vocal works that have been performed throughout Europe.

Mr. Posman studied at the Hogeschool Gent Conservatorium in Ghent and the Koninklijk Vlaams Conservatorium in Antwerp and received first prizes in composition, counterpoint, fugue, harmony, music history, and music theory. He also studied composition and music theory at the Hogeschool Gent Conservatorium.

Among his honours are the Prijs van de Vlaamse Mediatheek in the competition for chamber music of the Muizelhuisconcerten (1988) and the Muizelhuisprijs voor Kamermuziek (1988).

Mr. Posman is also active in other positions. He founded the European Composers Collective – Regio Gent (ECCG) and has served as its director. In addition, he has served as artistic director of chamber music at the venue De Rode Pomp in Ghent and is a member of the editorial board of the music journal Nieuwe Vlaamse Muziekrevue.

He has taught at the Hogeschool Gent Conservatorium.


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Hercules Haché, the Adventure of a Professor! (chamber opera in 3 acts, libretto by André Posman [translated by Marianne Posman]), 8 soloists, small orchestra (15 players), 1991


Symfonie één, whistler, orchestra, 1996


Vol au Vent, tuba, piano, 1984

X, French horn, 1984

22, cello, 1984

Gamaka, clarinet, 1985

Teth, flute, oboe, double bass, 1985

Trio, violin, cello, piano, 1986

Marsyas' Zwanezang op sax, saxophone, piano, 1988

Wachten op de Molenberg, violin, 1988

De Laatste Hooivracht, flute, bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, marimba, 1994

Geen noodt, sapperloodt, flute (+ piccolo, alto flute), string quartet, 1997

O! Zon, string quartet, 1997

Quintet, flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon, 1998

Op Hol, bassoon, cello, 1999

Erik, Gustav, Maurits, Arnold, Scott, Igor, Charles, Claude en De Dwaze Maagd, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 2 French horns, 1999

Ébaux, flute, 1999

De Pauw, flute (+ piccolo), clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello, 2 pianos, xylophone, 2001

Happy Birthday to LUCIEN, flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, 2001

For 'Gilberto Mendes' (8 + 0 = 80), flute, bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, 2002


Ode XXXII (text by Horace), soprano, mixed chorus, small orchestra (13 players), 1985 (collaboration with Daniël Gistelinck, Oktaaf Van Geert)

Five Songs of Experience (text by William Blake), mixed chorus, 1988

En als het week-eind is (text by Dirk Pauwels), mixed chorus, symphonic band, 1993

The Elephant (text by Hans Van Heirseele), soprano, mixed chorus, piano, 1994

Vic's vinnig zwaaien, mixed chorus, 1995

Songs of Experience (text by William Blake), mixed chorus, 1996

Kosovo (text by Enes Kišević), mixed chorus, 1999

Welcome Stranger to This Place (Christmas cantata, text by William Blake), soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, mixed chorus, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, piano 4 hands, 1999

To the Evening Star (text by William Blake), mixed chorus, 2000

To Morning (text by William Blake), 3 female voices, 2000

The Book of Los (text by William Blake), soprano, mixed chorus, flute (+ piccolo, alto flute), piano, 2000

Hang your Serious Song (text by William Blake), baritone, mixed chorus, double bass, piano, 2002


Hitler (text by Jules Deelder), soprano, piano, percussion, 1984

Songs of Experience (text by William Blake), soprano, piano, 1986

Wheel within Wheel... (concerto–cantata, text by William Blake), soprano, trombone, small orchestra (17 players), 1987

Ik treur niet, baritone, small orchestra (14 players), 1988

Five Songs of Experience (text by William Blake), soprano, oboe/clarinet, piano, 1988

Paris (text by Ingeborg Bachmann), soprano, speaker, 1993

De Vermoeienis (text by Dr. Fransen), voice, piano, 1997

Gij Rookers, gij snuivers (text by Guido Gezelle), soprano, piano, 1998

...een gevoel van raam (text by Hubert Courtens), mezzo-soprano, piano, 1999

The Book of Thel (cantata, text by William Blake), mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, marimba, 2001

The Mental Traveller (text by William Blake), soprano, 3 recorders, 2002


12 Dodecaphobic Little Prayers, 1984

Oeioeioeioeioei, 1986

Étude Modeste, 2000


Marsyas' Zwanezang op sax. Hans de Jong, saxophone; Paul Hermsen, piano (Cassa Nova Records: CNR 3011, 1990)

De Laatste Hooivracht. Filip Rathé/Spectra Ensemble (René Gailly International Productions: 92 026, 1995)

Oeioeioeioeioei. Iris De Blaere, piano (C + P Muizelhuis-Projecten: WW-IG-09, 1998)

Songs of Experience (10 excerpts). Katrijn Friant/Novecanto (PKP Producties: PKP 012, 1998)

The little girl lost from Songs of Experience. Katrijn Friant/Novecanto (Algemeen Nederlands Zangverbond: ANZ 20.005, c. 1998)

Gij Rookers, gij snuivers. Sylvie De Pauw, soprano; Joost Vanmaele, piano (Globe: GLO 6047, 1999)

Erik, Gustav, Maurits, Arnold, Scott, Igor, Charles, Claude en De Dwaze Maagd. Serenata Forlana (Edition Compusic: EDCO 99-01, 2000)

O! Zon; Songs of Experience; Five Songs of Experience (for soprano, oboe/clarinet, piano); Symfonie één. Victoria Evtodieva, soprano; Mikhail Lukonin, baritone; Dmitry Makhovikov, clarinet; Yuri Serov, piano; Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet; Edward Serov/Saint Petersburg State Capella Symphony Orchestra (Gents Muzikaal Archief, Volume 7, 2000)

Geen noodt, sapperloodt. Arco Baleno (René Gailly International Productions, 2000)

De Pauw. Arco Baleno (Codaex: CX 4003, 2002)

The Book of Los; Songs of Experience (10 excerpts); To Morning; To the Evening Star. Els Crommen, soprano; Marc Legros, piccolo, flute, alto flute; Bart Meynckens, piano; Marc-Michaël De Smet/Goeyvaerts Consort (Cypres Records: CYP 4616, 2002)