REVIVED

REVIVED

InstrumentationWind Band
Ensemble(s)
Grade3 – 5
Duration4 minutes
PublisherJanssen Music
Demo Score→ Download

“Revived” was commissioned by “Royal Military Wind Band Johan Willem Friso” (NL) in cooperation with “WMC Kerkrade” on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of “Muziekcentrale Adams” in Thorn (NL). 

The aim was to give the various orchestras around the world affected by the Covid19 pandemic new hope, élan and perspective in the form of a composition that could also be performed by smaller subensembles. In this way, despite the Covid19 restrictions, the orchestras can make music together again. 

“Revived” can be performed separately by;

  • Clarinet choir
  • Flutes, oboe(s), bassoon(s), saxes & contrabass
  • Brass & percussion
  • Wind band (All ensemble versions combined)

Also, the overture is delivered simultaneously in two different levels of difficulty:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4/5

A short but vibrant overture that hopefully will give pleasure to many sub-ensembles and orchestras all over the world.



Scossa Elettrica – Giacomo Puccini

Scossa Elettrica – Giacomo Puccini

Alessandro Volta (1745 – 1827) was and Italian physicist whose invention of the electric battery provided the first source of continuous current. In 1899, the Italian city of Como hosted a celebration of Alessandro Volta, for whom the electrical term ‘volt’ is attributed. Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924), at that time already a renowned opera composer was commissioned to write a celebratory march for the occasion. The result was ‘Scossa elettrica’ (Electric shock),  a small brilliant march.

text: © Baton Music

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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)


Rondo alla Turca – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Rondo alla Turca – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The last movement of the ‘Piano Sonata No. 11’, marked ‘Alla Turca’, popularly known as the ‘Turkish Rondo’ or ‘Turkish March’, is often heard on its own and is one of Mozart’s best-known piano pieces. Mozart himself titled the rondo ‘Alla Turca’. It imitates the sound of Turkish Janissary bands, the music of which was much in vogue at that time. Various other works of the time imitate this Turkish style.

This arrangement of the ‘Turkish march’ for Symphonic Band includes all Turkish percussion effects.

Publisher: → Baton Music

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Du bist die Welt für mich – Richard Tauber

Du bist die Welt für mich – Richard Tauber

Richard Tauber (1892-1948) was an Austrian-born British tenor and composer celebrated for his vocal work in opera and, especially, operetta. When in the 1920s his career emphasis shifted to light opera and operetta he became a close friend of Franz Lehár. Although he was less successful as a composer, his operetta ‘Der singende Traum’ (1934) ran for 89 performances. The tenor solo ‘Du bist die Welt für mich’ became a timeless hit not least thanks to the recording Tauber made seven months later.

Publisher: → Baton Music

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Oratorio de Noël – Camille Saint-Saëns

Oratorio de Noël – Camille Saint-Saëns

The ‘Oratorio de Noël’, opus 112 was composed in 1858 and is one of the four oratorios he wrote. It is originally scored for five soloists (soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, tenor and baritone), mixed choir, strings, harp and organ.

In this version the string-parts are transcribed to a wind-quintet.

Demo score:



Up-Hill

Up-Hill

A song for soprano and orchestra freely after the poem by Christina Rosetti:

Does the road wind up-hill all the way?
Yes, to the very end.
Will the day’s journey take the whole long day?
From morn to night, my friend.

But is there for the night a resting-place?
A roof for when the slow dark hours begin.
May not the darkness hide it from my face?
You cannot miss that inn.

Shall I meet other wayfarers at night?
Those who have gone before.
Then must I knock, or call when just in sight?
They will not keep you standing at that door.

Shall I find comfort, travel-sore and weak?
Of labour you shall find the sum.
Will there be beds for me and all who seek?
Yea, beds for all who come.

Publisher: Janssen Music

Demo score: → Up-Hill – Soprano


Il Pensiero dell’Arte

Il Pensiero dell’Arte

This work was commissioned by “Limburgse Werkgevers Vereniging” (NL) as a tribute to their retiring president Mr. Wim Weijnen, and is freely inspired by the first sentence of the Hebrew Slave Choir from „Nabucco“ by Giuseppe Verdi:

„Va, Pensiero, sull’ali dorate, va, ti posa sui clivi, sui colli“

„Go, thought, on wings of gold, go settle upon the slopes and the hills“

Demo Score: → Il Pensiero dell’Arte

Publisher: Janssen Music

Also available for soprano saxophone solo and wind band.

Demo Recording: (Live recording during world first performance, performed by the wonderful violist Lei Wang, (concertmaster of the Philharmonie Zuid-Nederland) and Koninklijke Harmonie Sainte Cécile Eijsden conducted by Jan Cober)