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Bram Beekman (Organ, Composer)

Born: The Netherlands

The Dutch organist and composer, Bram Beekman, studied from 1967 to 1972 organ with Louis Toebosch at the Fontys Conservatorium. After gaining several diplomas, among which the soloist diploma with cum laude, he continued his studies with Anton Heiller in Vienna. In 1975, he received the Prix d'Excellence.

Bram Beekman has given many concerts - in his homland and abroad - and appears also regularly in collaboration with radio and TV stations.

Bram Beekman composed several works for organ, choir and orchestra. For the label LBCD he recorded the complete organ works of J.S. Bach on fourteen baroque organs in Holland, which appeared on 9 2-CD's albums. The complete work of César Franck on the Cavaillé-Coll organ of the Cathédrale Jean Baptist te Perpignan appeared on 3 CD's.

Since 1980 Bram Beekman has been coonected with the organ at the Fontys Conservatorium, and since 1997 he is organist of the Oostkerk in Middelburg.

Source: Knipscheer-orgel, Grote of St. Jeroenskerk, Noordwijk-Binnen & Fontys Conservatorium Websites, English translation by Aryeh Oron (May 2006)
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Aryeh Oron (May 2006)

Bram Beekman: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works

Use of Chorale Melodies in his works

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Chorale Melody

Year

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (Savior of the nations, come) for organ

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

Links to other Sites

Bram Beekman (Knipscheer-orgel, Grote of St. Jeroenskerk, Noordwijk-Binnen) [Dutch]

Bram Beekman - orgel (Fontys Conservatorium) [Dutch]

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