Jaap Geraedts studied composition with his father Henri Geraedts. Later he also studied at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague with Henk Badings, Sem Dresden and Hendrik Andriessen.
He was a versatile composer and received many and quite different commissions from The Netherlands and abroad.
The present one movement Septet dated 7 July 1940 turned up among the manuscripts in his estate. The work, that certainly was to be expanded according to the skeches in the same manuscript is on a very small scale, but displays a diverting charm and reveals the impressive abilities of a composer, who was at that time not yet 16 years of age.
|2fl ob cl bn cbn hn|
toccata-like piece in polytonal style
|Septet for wind instruments (1940)||
F.E. 0419/39 score and parts
|2fl hb cl hn bn dbn||