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  • £113.00

    Ross Roy - Jacob de Haan

    Jacob de Haan was commissioned to compose this concert piece by the "St. Peters Wind Symphony" from Brisbane, Australia. "Ross Roy" is the monumental late 19th century villa where St. Peters Lutheran College was founded in 1945. The villa has always remained the school symbol. In this composition, Jacob de Haan sees the "Ross Roy" as a metaphor for the years spent at school (a monument in time), where one's personality is formed. So, the opening theme the artist calls the Ross Roy theme initially has monumental characteristics.The rhythmic motion, which strides along in the lower register and percussion at the beginning of the next section is typical of "Tempo di Marcia". This movement, accompanied by repetitions of sound, is a metaphor for the structure and discipline in school. This is the introduction to a march theme, symbolic of "passing through" the classes up to the final examinations.Then, the Ross Roy theme is dealt with again, now in a playful, humorous variation. As if the composer is saying there should also be time for a smile in school. The same theme can be heard in major key and a slower tempo in the following section, expressing pride and self-confidence. This is also the introduction to the expressive middle section that represents love, friendship and understanding.We then return to the march theme in a slightly altered construction. The oriental sounds, constituting the modulation to the final theme, are symbols of the diversity of cultures in the school. The characteristic final theme first sounds solemn, but turns into a festive apotheosis. It is no coincidence that the final cadence is reminiscent of the close to a traditional overture, for the school years can be considered the "overture" to the rest of one's life. The premiere of "Ross Roy" was conducted by Jacob de Haan in Brisbane, on August 22, 1997.

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  • £64.00

    Yellow Mountains - Jacob de Haan

    In October 1997, Jacob de Haan visited the Swiss village of St. Moritz, where he worked as a conductor with a symphonic wind band. The Mountains around St. Moritz were covered in marvelous autumn colors. The Colors, the quietness and nature itself inspired Jacob de Haan to compose this lyrical composition.

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  • £129.00

    Overture to a New Age - Jan de Haan

    A new era dawns-heralded by solemn brass fanfares. What does the future hold? In his work Overture to a New Age, Jan de Haan expresses on the one hand anticipation, on the other also an awareness that things won't always be as rosy as they sometimes appear. Ultimately, however, confidence and hope win through, represented by Jan de Haan in a brilliant coda. The new age can begin!

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  • £64.00

    Cornfield Rock - Jacob de Haan

    Originally Cornfield Rock was written by Jacob de Haan as a version for male choir. It was based on a text by William Shakespeare on a melody of Thomas Morley (It was a lover and his lass). The original melody however was abandoned completely and in its place Jacob de Haan created a new one in rock style. The title refers to the text: That o're the green corne fields did passe.

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    Ministry of Winds - Jacob de Haan

    Ministry of Winds provides some interesting food for thought that Jacob de Haan translates into music. What if there was a Ministry of Winds? It would be in charge of the advancement and dissemination of music throughout the nation, as well as strengthening the state through music and providing its citizens with entertainment, support, comfort and joy. All these aspects are mirrored in Jacob de Haan's composition, culminating in all the joy and happiness the creation of this ministry has provided to the people.

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  • £86.00

    Choral Music - Jacob de Haan

    Jacob de Haan was commissioned to write Choral Music a concert band from Dinxperlo (Netherlands). This band gave the work its premiere in 1997 during the World Music Contest in Kerkrade. Choral Music is based on the chorale Sollt ich meinem Gott nicht singen by the seventeenth century German composer Johann Schop. Contrary to the title, Choral Music has nothing in common with a traditional choral arrangement. This contrasting work has a flashing beginning and only much later following on several thematic changes does Jacob de Haan allow the chorale melody to develop into its original form. Following this episode the chorale becomes a toccata developing into a whirlwind finish.

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  • £69.00

    Fanfare for Korea - Jacob de Haan

    Fanfare for Korea was commissioned by the first Korea International Concert band Festival, which took place in 2010, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Korean War. In this triumphant fanfare, composer Jacob de Haan uses the melody of Arirang, the most popular folk song in Korea. The Korea Festival Concert band performed the premire at the festival, conducted by de Haan himself.

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    Mirage - Jacob de Haan

    A mirage is an illusion, something without substance that does not really exist. Although not real, its unattainable nature is perfect for musical inspiration. Composer Jacob de Haan was strolling through a picturesque forest of the Dutch Gelderland when he thought he saw a body of water. While there was no water, its mere image created waves that can be relived in De Haan's original composition, Mirage.

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    Christmas Joy - Jan de Haan

    In this festive medley Jan de Haan brings together a selection of the most famous Christmas songs from around the world. It features: O Come, O Come Emmanuel, God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, Deck the Halls, and Praise God, Ye Christians Everywhere. Jan de Haan has created a work that will bring all the joy and happiness of the season to your Christmas concert.

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  • £86.00

    Augen in der Grostadt - Jacob de Haan

    Having already set to music two poems by Hermann Hesse (Stufen and Besinnung), Jacob de Haan has now made a musical arrangement of this famous poem by Kurt Tucholsky. It deals with life in the city, brief encounters, loneliness, people's yearnings and the all-consuming lack of time. Jacob de Haan's work can be performed either with a male or female voice, and the use of a microphone is recommended.

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