Delian Games 2008 Medallion


Welcome to BOSCH!, the 2008 Delian Suite web page!

This year's Delian Suite celebrates the artistic imagination of the great Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch (b. ca. 1450, d. 1516). By visiting the links listed below, you can listen to mp3s of each composer's musical contribution, read program notes, and view images evoking each movement of this international creative collaboration by members of the Delian Society. You will also find links to the composers enabling you to acquire scores or to learn more about each selection.

The Delian Suite No. IV, in collaboration with the "Colloque Fou de Basson" held in June 2008 at Angoulême, France, prominently features the bassoon in each of the works contributed by fifteen composers residing in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. It is the centerpiece of the Delian Games, held annually in the month of May.

All composer members of the DS, whether professional or amateur, were eligible to participate in this noncompetitive collaborative project. Each was asked to contribute music based on the overall theme of "BOSCH!" It was understood in advance that the movements could be performed individually or combined to form a suite, such that the choice of movements and the order in which they are performed is left entirely to the players (or, in the case of those who visit this web page, to the listeners).

All those contributing to the project display a platinum 2008 Delian Games medallion on their web pages in acknowledgment of the Society's appreciation for their creative gifts.

We hope you enjoy our music, and that if you or one of your colleagues or students performs our work, that you will contact us at the e-mail address below with the news. If you are interested in commissioning any of our composers for new works, feel free to contact her/him directly. You may also post a message to him/her by using the Society's e-mail link at the bottom of the Delian Suite No. IV web pages.

Special thanks go to Franck Leblois of the Conservatoire Gabriel Fauré for his valuable contributions as a concert organizer and virtuoso performer, and to all those who gave so generously of their musical creativity and skill to make this event such a marked success.

Colloque Fou de Basson

Official Web Site of the Colloque Fou de basson

Official Brochure of the Colloque Fou de basson


Image Source of Bosch Paintings and Graphics

To learn more about the Delian Society:

The Delian Society

The Delian Society Roster

The Delian Society Honors

Ye New Music Fayre (2008)

The Delian Society Pantheon

The Delian Society Manifesto

The Delian Suite No. I (2005)

The Delian Suite No. 2 (2006)

The Delian Suite No. 3 (2007)

The Delian Suite No. 4 (2008)

The Order of the Cynthian Palm

"The Colors of Peace" Movement

The Delian Society Resources Page

Nu Mu[sic!] Unlimited Festival 2006

Nu Mu[sic!] Unlimited Festival 2007

The Delian Society Composers' Scores

The Delian Society Cabinet of Seals and Medals

The Delian Society Keyboard Scores (free for Members)


The views expressed in this document, elsewhere on the Delian Society web pages, and by individual members of the Delian Society are not necessarily those of the Delian Society as a whole. Our membership is extremely diverse, as is to be expected of a body that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, handicap, religion, national origin, political affiliation, or marital status.



Last updated February 19, 2008
WebMaster: Sebastian Proteus,
© Copyright 2008 by Joseph Dillon Ford and the Members of The Delian Society.