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Program Notes


march (1999)

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.

—published score


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