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Large Ensemble

Posted By On 21 Jan 2019

wind ensemble 1′

Commissioner

Foundation Coronation His Royal Highness King Willem Alexander, the Netherlands

First Performer

the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Ridderzaal, The Hague, the Netherlands, at the Coronation of His Royal Highness King Willem-Alexander, 30th of April 2013

Publisher

Guillermo Lago
Score and parts available on this site € 30,-

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Related work

  • ‘Klein Intermezzo’ for wind ensemble

Program notes

For the Coronation of HRH Willem-Alexander Lago/van Merwijk wrote two pieces. The first piece ‘Klein Intermezzo’ was exactly what it says: a small connecting piece in a medley of other compositions. “l’Entrata del Re” was a solution to a problem: when entering the Nieuwe Kerk the King had to make a 2 minute walk. The first minute was to be a brass quintet piece by composer Jurriaan Andriessen: il Concorso della Corona, and van Merwijk took that piece as a departure for his l’Entrata del Re (starts at 0.59 in YouTubeFragment) so that HRH Willem Alexander could make it to the throne accompanied by music. The Coronation was broadcasted world-wide; music performed by the Netherlands Wind Ensemble.
 

Instrumentation

fl-ob-enghrn-cl in Bb-basscl-ssx-2 bassoons-2 hrn in F-2 trp in C- trb- btrb-timp-vib-dbs