14.03.1933 –13.07.2021

Remember me,
but not in somber days
Remember how I used to be
when, sunlit, I was fully me

Photo credit: Marc Van Campenhout


Raymond Schroyens mainly composed choral music, but also instrumental solo pieces, chamber music and combinations of both. His transatlantic career included time spent not only as a composer and performer but also as a producer and director of music programmes for television and radio. He continued to teach throughout his career, taking on the role of Professor of Harpsichord at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Brussels as well as being a member of the Board of Trustees and Musical Advisor for the Festival of Flanders, Mechelen.
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Vocal music caught his attention at the age of nine (1942) when he became a boy soprano in the Mechelen Cathedral Choir – one of its 270 choristers. He started to compose at an early age, his first serious work dating from 1953. The list of vocal compositions grew steadily, outnumbering his instrumental output. Prominent works include: Pentalpha – Les Muses Gaillardes – Crépuscule – Songs at midnight – Eleusis – Lied to the sun – In Vigiliam – Consecration of Winter – Vocalises – Beobachtung 2000 – Beyond the Dream – Before Sundown.
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