Posted By On 21 Jan 2019

wind orchestra 5′


Marine Band of the Royal Dutch Navy

First Performer

Marine Band of the Royal Dutch Navy


Composer: Willem van Merwijk

Donemus Publishing BV, the Netherlands

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Related work

  • ‘Steady Winds’ for wind orchestra
  • ‘Destino: ¬°Tango!’ for wind orchestra
  • ‘Terra et Aqua Tremuerunt’ for wind orchestra

Program notes

Starting with ‘Balkanology’ van Merwijk has written quite a few compositions and arrangements for the Marine Band of the Royal Dutch Navy (Marinierskapel der Koninklijke Marine) – one of the leading professional wind orchestras in the world – and he considers that to be a great privilege.
This ‘Fantasy’ is dedicated to the clarinet section of the orchestra and features solos from that section. It is meant to be a real fun piece, virtuoso and full of atmosphere and of course borrowing from the rich heritage of klezmer music.

Categorys: All Works, Orchestra