Posted By On 01 Mar 2019

wind orchestra, bandoneon (or accordion) (steel drs. ad lib.) 9′


Marine Band of the Royal Dutch Navy

First Performer

Marine Band of the Royal Dutch Navy, Cor Knegjens & the Steelband of the Marine Corps; conductor Harmen Cnossen, Annual Marine Corps Concert, De Doelen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 28th of November 2012


Donemus Publishing BV, the Netherlands
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Related work

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Program notes

This piece is another commission by the Marine Band of the Royal Dutch Navy. It is a homage to Astor Piazzolla, a medley of three different tango-inspired pieces. Starting with an uptempo tango in the style of Piazzolla’s ‘Escualo’ follows a slow milonga van Merwijk wrote for his oldest son Joep to finish with a techno-tango uptempo movement. It features a soloist on bandoneon (accordion) and was performed with the steeldrum band of the Royal Dutch Navy at the premiere. These parts are ad libitum. The euphonium soloist in the YOUTUBE recording is Renato Meli.


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Categorys: All Works, Orchestra