les chants des saisons

  1. les chants d'hiver
  2. les chants du printemps
  3. les chants estivaux
  4. les chants d'automne

playing time: ca 48'

“In Les Chants Estivaux” the material chimes incandescently as its interlocking patterns escalate in volume and intensity, and the piece grows ever more hypnotic as piano layers are added." 

poetry of a city

  1. have i not tried
  2. elements
  3. always the sea
  4. suddenly he sang
  5. zilverspa for piano
  6. evening
  7. posters
  8. if i were made of glass

playing time: ca 41'

“Melancholic atmospheric images, on a poetic journey....his music always produces expressive and visual sounds."

"His harmonious music pulses with a light, breezy touch, its animation enhanced by soothing atmospheric design and a general sense of peace and tranquility."


“Melancholia moves through Poetry of a City like wind through a forest.  The tracks Postersand Suddenly He Sang can be counted as among his best.”


the flood, requiem

  1. introitus
  2. abyssus misericordiae
  3. the village
  4. nubes obscures
  5. all summer long
  6. kyrie / lux aeterna
  7. like a promise
  8. libera me
  9. requiem aeternam

playing time: ca 70'

"His immediately convincing Requiem combines the Latin tradition with modern texts and recognizable, sometimes medieval musical forms. With a wealth of effective contrasts and relief in this music, The Flood is an enchanting requiem".

This composition testifies of an unprecedented mysticism. The Flood can now already be labelled as one of the greatest compositions of this time."


Zeeuws Philharmonisch Koor, Zeeuws Orkest, Simone Veder, conductor Joan Berkhemer. 


  1. at the coast
  2. encounter
  3. perfect picture
  4. the voyage
  5. here
  6. coming back
  7. drifted ashore
  8. the border
  9. confrontation
  10. departure

10 tracks, 43 minutes,
cd in digi-pack with 8 page full-colour booklet

"What a wonderful, intriguing music"


"A beautiful CD with strong contrasts between calm atmospheric and spicy exciting parts!"


"This album is hard to describe. But the music is really fantastic. You did a great job, love it"


"I get tears in my eyes from the beauty you composed. Deep, open, and direct"


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  1. left out I
  2. time diggers
  3. bruno
  4. theme I - version 2019
  5. walk
  6. searching
  7. slow dance
  8. left out II
  9. jump

playing time: ca 46'

cd in digipack with 12-page booklet

"Extremely captivating"


"Moved to tears, thank you for this wonderful music"


"What a fantastic album!!!"


"This is music you want to live in, it's coming home and traveling at the same time"


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  1. for mattia
  2. summit
  3. the opposite
  4. gentleman
  5. julia
  6. pendulum waves
  7. the cooper
  8. carried away
  9. on the edge*

* only on cd as bonus-track
playing time: ca 45'

cd in luxurious digipack

180 grams white vinyl in gatefold sleeve

"This is the most moving music I have heard in years!"

"So intense. So beautiful. A little masterpiece!"

"Listened on the radio. Touched deeply. At that moment I was on the road, I stopped the car.  After a full hour I drove on, realizing what something great has been done with a piece of music. Thanks".

"This luminous music builds a harmonious labyrinth, of which I do not want to find my way out. Listening on the edge of time". 



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Music for Wiek

  1. prologue
  2. dance 1
  3. dance 2
  4. first interlude
  5. dance 3
  6. second interlude
  7. dance 4
  8. epilogue (theme from wiek)

Erik-Jan de With, saxophones
Douwe Eisenga, piano & sampling

playing time: ca 61'

cd in digipack

"Eisenga drags the listener into a musical world where dreamy melancholy and accelerating sequences alternate with a lot of excitement. Inevitable and very compelling."

"A masterful tribute to the cyclical movement."

"Enchanting, compelling, inescapable....Driving rhythms, almost hallucinatory repetition - so beautiful"



the piano files

  1. cloud atlas (piano version)
  2. les chants estivaux
  3. theme 1
  4. city lines (new recording)
  5. growing worm

Jeroen van Veen, Sandra van Veen en Marcel Worms, piano

playing time: ca 57'

cd in digipack 

The Piano Files presents works for 1, 2 and even 4 pianos. His music is very accessible and of a generosity that has no borders."

“In Les Chants Estivaux” the material chimes incandescently as its interlocking patterns escalate in volume and intensity, and the piece grows ever more hypnotic as piano layers are added."


Rose Road - City Lines

  1. piano concerto - part I
  2. piano concerto - part II
  3. piano concerto - part III
  4. string quartet no.1 - rose road
  5. city lines
  6. dickens!

playing time: ca 60'

cd in jewel case 

“A modern, irresistible groove in the impressive Piano Concerto, the mesmerizing City Lines and the sparkling string quartet Rose Road. Colorful and sublime”.


Gerard Bouwhuis, piano, Erika Waardenberg, harp, Johan Faber, percussion, Mifune Tsuji, violin, Lydia Forbes, violin, Lorre Lynn Trytten, viola, Pascale Went, cello, Jaap Branderhorst, double bass, Joeri de Vente, horn, Reijer Dorresteijn, trumpet, Eric Westerink, trombone, Tjeerd Oostendorp, tuba, Pepijn van Doesburg, flute, Vicki Laws, oboe, Marc Dijcks, clarinet, Stefanie Liedtke, bassoon

House of Mirrors

  1. motion
  2. passacaglia
  3. la musica del giorno
  4. l'atlante delle nuvole
  5. kick
  6. la casa degli specchi

playing time: ca 56'

cd in digipack

Motion, a splendid example of the composer's engaging style. Kick, a ravishing, sixteen-minute travelogue. No better argument for the superior calibre of his music is needed than Passacaglia.”

Piccola Accademia degli Specchi:


Giovanni Rosati & Assunta Cavallari, piano, Alessandra Amorino, flute, Claudia Di Pietro, sax, Giuliano Cavaliere, violin, Kyung Mi Lee, cello, Matteo Sommacal, artistic director


for you have delivered my soul

"The ponderous opening part of The Barn pairs elegant piano patterns with plaintive string expressions, resulting in a melancholy and slightly mysterious whole. More rhythmically insistent is the third, where syncopated mallet and string patterns dance breezily, whereas the fourth concludes the release with Romantic string gestures and animated pulsing rhythms executed using both drums and percussion." 


Petra Flipse, violin & viola, Marieke Langkamp, cello, Douwe Eisenga, piano & samples


The world famous Aurelia Saxophone quartet plays the music, written for the theatre production ‘The writer, his wife, her mistress’. From a modest, tranquil prologue to a steaming walz, and from the moving lyric of ‘Three Sides’ to the exuberant ‘The Line’.


Femke IJlstra, soprano saxophone, Niels Bijl, alt saxophone, Arno Bornkamp, tenor saxophone, Juan Manuel Dominguez, bariton saxophone, Mathieu van Bellen, violin,  Simone Milsdochter, vocals, Douwe Eisenga, piano.


Five compositions and dozens of musicians on one of the most varied records of Douwe Eisenga. 


Marieke Langkamp & Harry Hulst, violincello, Petra Flipse, violin & viola, Tassilo Erhardt & Sara DeCorso, baroque violin,  Nika Zlataric, baroque violincello, Leen de Broekert, harpsichord, Tanco Noorlander, percussion, Piet Hoeksma, guitar, Jan Fokkema, bass guitar, Erik-Jan de With, Johan Huizing, Heiko Geerts, Silvan Kaiser & Alexander Soussi, saxophones, Henk van Londen, mouth-harmonica, Douwe Eisenga, keyboards, choir : Noord Nederlandse Cantory (conductor : Jan Hut), Karlinke Knevel, vocals

The Piano files II

"A beautiful shower of lively notes, a joyous madness, like a race in fields bathed in sunshine."

"Regardless of whether the piece is arranged for a single instrument, quartet, or large outfit, a distinctive and well-balanced blend of melody and rhythm will always be present."

Jeroen van Veen, piano

Simon Songs

"However different these lyrical songs might be, his distinctive voice is audible throughout, and the elegant, melodically rich settings speak with an immediacy that's hard to resist."

"The tunes are melodious, beautiful and calm. Douwe Eisenga knows to immerse us miraculously in a timelessness that we could forever linger in."


Jeroen van Veen, piano


kabaal (uproar)

My chamber opera Kabaal (Uproar) from 2001, written for tenor, baritone and percussion, tells the story of the historic feud between the Dutch naval heroes of the 17th century, Michiel de Ruyter and Cornelis Tromp. 

"An intriguing performance and one hell of an opera"!


Egidius Pluymen (baritone): Michiel de Ruyter / Wil van der Meer (tenor): Cornelis Tromp / Daniel Cross (percussion): William III / libretto: Nirav Christophe




rivus ii

The meandering flow of melodies, based on a theme by Bach.

"The way the composer treats the original material of Bach is incredibly exciting. Rivus II enters new dimensions."


Rien Balkenende, piano