SKINES

SKINES

InstrumentationWind Band
Grade5-6
Duration15 minutes
PublisherJanssen Music
Demo ScoreNot available yet
Score and parts are not available before summer 2022!

Skines (Full Midi)

Skines was commissioned by “Fanfare St. Caecilia Schinnen” (NL).

Skines is an old name for the village and the landscape around the Limburg village of Schinnen. It means to shine or glare.

In three merging parts, the musical story is told of a kestrel that, while praying (looking for prey), absorbs, undergoes, adapts and (triumphantly) survives all the appearances or brilliance (in both positive and negative sense) within the landscape.

The apparitions are a metaphor for elements, influences and/or sounds (without a concrete name) within the regions, which can be seen from the air and which have a major influence on the flora and fauna, as well as the people in the Limburg landscape.

The second part describes the kestrel (sung the soprano voice) the feeling these apparitions evoke in him. The text is a free translation (in German) of a short poem from “The Chinese Flute” by the Chinese writer Li-Tai-Po (701-762);

In dem Fremde

In fremdem Lande lag ich.
Weißen Glanz malte der Mond
vor meine Lagerstätte.

Ich hob das Haupt, Ich meinte erst,
es sei der Reif der Frühe,
was ich schimmern sah,
dann aber wußte ich:
der Mond, der Mond,
und neigte das Gesicht zur Erde hin.
Und meine Heimat winkte mir von fern.


Score and parts are not available before summer 2022!


Choral Intermezzo

Choral Intermezzo

InstrumentationWind Band
Fanfare Band
Grade4
Duration5 minutes
PublisherJanssen Music
Demo Score (Wind Band)→ Download
Demo Score (Fanfare Band)→ Download

A colorful intermezzo for fanfare band commissioned by the Band of the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee.

After a short opening the horn solo plays the main theme. After the first theme follows a solemn choral which develops into a fusion between the main theme and the choral, with a smooth and connecting 3rd theme.

Useful as an intermezzo during a concert.

Wind band version

Fanfare band version


75 Jaor Vreej

75 Jaor Vreej

InstrumentationWindband & Choir
Fanfare Band & Choir
Brass Band & Choir
Orchestra & Choir
Piano & Choir
Grade3
Duration11 minutes
PublisherJanssen Music
Demo Score→ Download

75 Years of Liberation.

Based on the beautiful text (in Limburgian language) by lyricist Frans Pollux “75 Jaor Vreej”, I wrote a composition with the same title (of approx. 11 minutes) in several versions and combinations and perfomable in all possible local dialects of Limburg.

This wonderful assignment was given to me by a joint initiative of Limburgse Bond Van Muziekgezelschappen, VNK Limburg, Limburgse Bond van Tamboerkorpsen i.s.m. House for the Arts Limburg.

A very great way to contribute to the Limburg language and musical culture.



“75 Jaor Vreej” – Windband version (Full Midi Demo)


Il Giubileo d’ Argento

Il Giubileo d’ Argento

Overture for Fanfare band.

“Il Giubileo d’ Argento” (the silvern jubilee) was commissioned by “Fanfare St. Willibrordus Stramproy” on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of their conductor René Schrader.

With this overture, in three consecutive parts, the musical well-being of Fanfare St. Willibrordus is illustrated.

The first part has the Spanish influences, referring to the trip to Valencia, which is a clear highlight in the history of the fanfare band.
The second part is a kind of melancholic look back, with some funny elements in it, to accentuate conductor René Schrader.
And the third part is with the fugatic structure a kind of looking back at the many rehearsals that have also led to the various highlights.

Publisher: Janssen Music

Full Recording: Recorded (during rehearsal) by Fanfare St. Willibrordus Stramproy, conducted by Bart Partouns 

Demo score



Pasión por la Música

Pasión por la Música

InstrumentationWind Band
Fanfare Band
Grade4
Duration6 minutes
PublisherJanssen Music
Demo Score
(Wind Band)
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Demo Score
(Fanfare Band)
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Pasodoble de concierto.

A concert pasodoble. Composed for anyone who loves music and my Spanish friends in particular.



Version for Windband:


Version for Fanfare Band:


LBM Jubel-mars

LBM Jubel-mars

The winning composition of the music contest by “Limburgse Bond van Muziekgezelschappen” (LBM) in the Netherlands.

A very fine jubilee march available for windband, fanfareband or brassband.

Publisher: Janssen Music

Recording: (LIVE recording) (windband version)

Live Recording


Monologue

Monologue

Only one melody, inspired by J.S. Bach, developing from a soloist until the whole orchestra with a great strenght and emotional feeling. 

Demo score: → Monologue for Fanfare→ Monologue for Windband→ Monologue for Orchestra

Publisher: → Bronsheim Music (fanfare and windband version), Janssen Music (orchestral version)

For ordering, please fill in the →contact form.

Full Recording: CD → Brass aux Saxes plays Christiaan Janssen