Jacob de Haan (composer)

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Jacob de Haan (born March 28, 1959 in Heerenveen, Netherlands) is a Dutch composer.[1][2][3] He received his musical education at the State Music Academy in Leeuwarden, where he studied organ and music. As a result, he is now a professor specializing in arrangements in this Academy. Jacob de Haan lives in the city of Rotterdam (Netherlands) where he works primarily as a composer. It is often required as guest to interpret their own work and as a judge in international competitions. As a guest conductor he has worked among others in Australia, Switzerland, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Italy, France and Belgium. He is also a director and producer of several CD-recordings with professional concert bands in the country and abroad. He grew up in a musically oriented family and received piano and trumpet lessons at an early age. Thanks to this, he was able to develop their creativity as a future composer. In the early eighties, when his first works were published, he achieved his first success as a composer of music for concert band. He is famous for his film scores and combinations of styles. Oregon, Ross Roy and Concerto D'amore were his most successful. His repertoire for concert band contest consists of works in varying degrees of difficulty, short concert pieces, popular music and some gears. Additionally he has written several arrangements of classical and choral.


  • Abba Gold
  • Adagietto
  • Adagio (T Albinoni)
  • Ammerland
  • Arioso (J. S. Bach)
  • Band Time Expert
  • Border Zone
  • Bridge Between Nations
  • Caldas da Rainha
  • Caribbean Variation
  • Choral Music
  • Concerto d'Amore
  • Contrasto Grosso
  • Cornfield Rock
  • Crazy Music in the Air
  • Cut Named Bumpers, Euphonium Solo
  • Dakota
  • Diogenes
  • Discoduction
  • Eine Kleine Christmas Music
  • Everest (Concert March)
  • First Class
  • Shepherd Four Songs
  • Festa Paesana
  • Fox from the North
  • Free World Fantasy
  • Fresena
  • German Love-song
  • Grounds
  • Hanseatic Suite
  • Introitus
  • Kraftwerk
  • La Storia
  • Legend of the Mountain
  • Let Me Weep (Lascia ch'io pianga)
  • Majestic Prelude
  • Martini
  • Missa Katharina
  • Monterosi
  • Music for a solemnity
  • Nerval's Poems
  • Nordic Fanfare and Hymn
  • Norwegian Songs
  • Oregon
  • Pacific Dreams
  • Pasadena
  • Pastorale Symphonique
  • Persis Overture
  • Pioneers of the Lowlands (march)
  • 'Psalm 150' in 'Mijn ziel prijst in Looft de Heer'
  • Queen's Park Melody
  • Remembrance Day (Totengedenken)
  • Ross Roy
  • San Diego
  • Singapore Rhapsody
  • So nimm denn meine Hände (arr. Jacob de Haan)
  • Song of Liberation
  • Song of Praise
  • Stille Nacht (arr.)
  • Suite symetrique
  • Symphonic Variations
  • The Blues Factory
  • The Book of Urizen
  • The Duke of Albany (2015, for the Harmonie-Fanfare de Vic-le-Comte (France) ; to be released at De Haske editions)
  • The Fields
  • The Heart of Lithuania
  • The Musical Village
  • The Saint and the City
  • The Spirit of Christmas
  • The Universal Band Collection
  • Toccata from
  • Totengedenken
  • Utopia
  • Variazioni in Blue
  • Virginia


  1. ^ "Big month for musos". The Times (New Zealand). 27 July 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Blocher, Larry; Corporon, Eugene; Miles, Richard B.; Ray Cramer; Tim Lautzenheiser; Edward S. Lisk (2004-12-30). Teaching music through performance in band. GIA Publications. p. 127. ISBN 978-1-57999-476-1. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "‘The Best of The Best, By the best’ to celebrate Victoria Day". Gozo News. 28 May 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 

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