Jan Van Der Roost, composer
Minerva by Jan Van Der Roost was commissioned by the German
Musikverein Braunshausen ensemble for its 75th anniversary.
The composition, first performed on September 17, 1999, is not a street march,
but a concert march.
The use and variation of different rhythmic patterns give the first part of
this march a distinct dynamic character.
Two main themes are presented in several instrumental combinations.
The theme from the trio, on the other hand, is characterized by a broad
melodic approach using large intervals.
The brilliant ending suits a festive anniversary march.