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  • £82.00

    Hobbits Dance & Hymn - Johan de Meij - Paul Lavender

    The famous trilogy The Lord of the Rings by English writer J. R. R. Tolkien, published in 1955, has brought enjoyment to several generations of readers. Johan de Meij himself took the inspiration for his first symphony for Concert Band, The Lord of the Rings, from this great series. This easy arrangement of two movements from the symphony, Hobbits Dance & Hymn, has been carefully carried out by Paul Lavender. An ideal work for all junior bands who wish to play the music of the Concert Band master, Johan de Meij.

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  • £109.00

    Songs from the Catskills - Johan de Meij

    The Catskill Mountains is a beautifully preserved region in Upstate New York, flanked to the east by the Hudson River. From the moment my Johan de Meij and his wife settled in 2008 in Saugerties, a quaint Hudson Valley town 100 miles north of Manhattan, he started immersing himself into the area's rich musical history. Discovering a fascinating mix of American, Irish and Scottish folk music, ultimately, it was not easy to choose from such abundance. In the end Johan de Meij ended up using the following songs The Foggy Dew, Last Winter was a Hard One, A Poor and Foreign Stranger, The Bluestone Quarries, and

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  • £230.00

    Dutch Masters Suite - Johan de Meij

    For this exciting work Johan de Meij took his inspiration from Rembrandt's The Night Watch, Vermeer's Love Letter and Steen's Prinsjesdag. In the first movement the solo trombone keeps watch at night, whilst in the second movement lyrical lute music accompanies Vermeer's Love Letter. The third movement takes place in a tavern, where the drinking, singing and (increasingly inarticulate) music take place. An epilogue from the watchful trombone brings the piece to a peaceful end. This new work by Johan de Meij was the set-piece for 2nd division concert bands at the 16th WMC in Kerkrade 2009.

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  • £354.00

    Casanova - Johan de Meij

    Who doesn't know the classical womaniser Casanova? Johan de Meij depicts a musical portrait of Giacomo Casanova, who lived in Venice from 1725 to 1798. Casanova captured every woman's heart with great ease and as a result made the Venetian men quite resentful. Accused by the inquisition, he fled the oppressive town of Venice. Johan de Meij created this fantastic work for solo cello and concert band based on this infamous story.

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  • £210.00

    At Kitty O'Shea's - Johan de Meij

    For countless years the legendary Kitty O'Shea's, a bar at the Hilton & Towers Hotel in Chicago, has been the favourite meeting place for participants of the annual Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic. It was at this bar that Johan de Meij met Max McKee, from whom he eventually received a commission to write a work based on the folk music of McKee's Irish forefathers. De Meij immersed himself in the project and received unexpected help when, while purchasing an espresso machine from a neighbour, discovered the owner was Bill Whelan, composer of Riverdance. Time for another round At Kitty O'Shea's!

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  • £218.00

    Sinfonietta no. 1 - Johan de Meij

    Sinfonietta No. 1 was originally written for brass band, commissioned by the Dutch National Championships 2011 in Groningen. It also served as the test piece for the Swiss National Championships 2011 in Montreux, Switzerland. In 2012, Johan de Meij created this version for wind orchestra.Unlike most of Johan de Meij's compositions, Sinfonietta No. 1 is an abstract, non-programmatic work. It consists of three movements, in which the thematic material of the opening measures - an upward fifth jump - returns in various shapes and forms throughout the piece. The slow middle section features solo passages by cello, English horn and bassoon, all starting with the same fifth jump. The final movement presents an Elgar-like march theme, interspersed with quotes from the second movement, and ending with the opening theme of movement I.

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  • £121.00

    Ratatouille Satirique - Traditional - Johan de Meij

    Erik Satie, born in Honfleur in Normandy (France) in 1866 is undoubtedly one of the most striking personalities in the history of French music. He composed in various, often quite divergent, styles. Besides light-hearted, entertaining works he also wrote several serious compositions, among which the three ballets: Parade, Relche and Les Aventures de Mercure. However his piano pieces, such as Trois Gymnopdies or Gnossiennes will remain his most popular compositions. Satie co-operated with almost all great artists of his time: Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Sergej Diaghilev and Georges Braque and the composers Darius Milhaud (Le Groupe des Six) and Claude Debussy. Johan de Meij made an orchestration of three short pieces by Erik Satie: I. Prlude (from: Jack in the Box) II. Rverie (from: Trois petites pices montes) III. Marche: Le Piccadilly (1904) It was only after Satie's death in 1925 that the manuscript of the piano piece Jack in the Box was recovered. Satie himself thought he had lost the manuscript in a bus. When his flat in Arceuil was cleaned out, a small notebook was discovered behind his piano and it contained the manuscript which was assumed to be lost forever. The Rverie (De l'Enfance de Pantagruel) is an extract from Trois petites pices montes, originally composed for small symphony orchestra. In this suite it is meant as a restful intermezzo. It is clear that, as with Milhaud (La Cration du Monde) and Debussy (Golliwogg's Cakewalk; Le Petit Ngre), it is hard to deny obvious influences of jazz music in Erik Satie's compositions. Le Piccadilly, dating from 1904, displays a lot of similarities with the compositions of Scott Joplin.

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  • £140.00

    The Red Tower - Johan de Meij

    The Red Tower was inspired by the painting of the same name (La Torre Rossa) by the Italian artist Giorgio de Chirico, and was awarded first prize in the International Composition Contest in Oman. One of the towers of the mediaeval walls of the Italian town of Soncino (home to the band for whom Johan de Meij wrote the work for) shows a remarkable resemblance to the tower in the work of De Chirico.

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  • £475.00

    The Lord of the Rings (Complete Edition) - Johan de Meij

    Johan de Meij's first symphony The Lord of the Rings is based on the trilogy of that name by J.R.R. Tolkien. This book has fascinated many millions of readers since its publication in 1955. The symphony consists of five separate movements, each illustrating a personage or an important episode from the book. The movements are: I. GANDALF (The Wizard) II. LOTHLORIEN (The Elvenwood) III. GOLLUM (Smagol) IV. JOURNEY IN THE DARK a. The Mines of Moria b. The Bridge of Khazad-Dm V. HOBBITS (all movements available separately AM 01-010 ... AM 05-010)The symphony was written in the period between March 1984 and December 1987, and had its premire in Brussels on 15th March 1988, performed by the "Groot Harmonie-orkest van de Gidsen" under the baton of Norbert Nozy. In 1989, The Symphony The Lord of the Rings was awarded a first prize in the Sudler International Wind Band Composition Competition in Chicago, and a year later, the symphony was awarded by the Dutch Composers Fund. In 2001, the orchestral version was premiered by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra.

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  • £82.00

    Joropo - Moisés Moleiro - Johan de Meij

    This charming work is a typical dance from Venezuela in 3/8 time, orchestrated by Johan de Meij, who was appointed regular guest conductor with the Simn Bolvar Youth Wind Orchestra in 2010. It's dedicated to the founder of El Sistema, Maestro Jos Antonio Abreu and has become the favourite encore for the SBYWO for their concerts around the world.

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