Jacob de Haan sheet music for wind instruments and choirs
On a musical journey around the world with sheet music by Jacob de Haan
Jacob de Haan (born March 28, 1959 in Heerenveen, Netherlands), made a name for himself with a large number of arrangements and catchy compositions for symphonic wind band and vocal works with wind band and soloists.
The price-winner Jacob de Haan (Buma Classical Award and Buma Wind Music Award) is a cornetist, flugelhorn player, organist, School musician and a popular guest conductor for performances of his own works and a sought-after jury member at international competitions.
Master classes (in Germany as part of the Bavarian Music Academy and the Federal Academy for Musical Youth Education in Trossingen) complete Jacob de Haan's portfolio.
Jacob de Haan's uvre comprises around 70 compositions for symphonic wind orchestra. Among them are also some sacred works for wind band, choir and soloists.
You can find numerous sheet music editions of Jacob de Haan’s works in our web shop www.all-sheetmusic.com.
The best known sacred and church music works by Jacob de Haan are the Missa Brevis, the Missa Katharina from 2007 and the Cantica de Sancto Benedicto, also from 2007.
“Jacob de Haan also set lyrics by William Blake to music, right?”
Yes! The Book of Urizen is a composition for wind band, voice (soprano) and (male) speaking voice, in which religious messages are rendered through noise collages. The cycle of poems of the same name by the great English poet and painter William Blake served as a source of inspiration. The poems form the musical guide through the music of Jacob de Haan. The work consists of two compositions: The Vision and The Creation. The Book of Urizen is a fascinating composition that will captivate musicians and audiences alike.
“As a school musician, did Jacob de Haan also set up a wind instrument class?”
Not just one!
You can find this School works by Jacob de Haan in our webshop:
- “First Class in Concert”
- “First Class On Tour”
- “Horen, lezen & spelen - Trioboek” (Volume 1 & 2, in Dutch)
The “First Class” series offers endless possibilities for interaction thanks to its special concept. The way the instrumentation is used makes it possible to play with two or more of the same, but also with different instruments. The ensemble can be supplemented with percussion instruments at will. The principle is very simple: You look at which instruments are available and then select the part booklet from the associated list.
“In Concert” is the first collection in the “First Class” series. The twelve very different pieces are written in the easiest level of difficulty. After just a few months of playing experience, the youngest musicians can make sonorous music together.
Like “First Class - In Concert”, “First Class - On Tour” was composed by Jacob de Haan. This time the music takes their audience to such different countries as America, Egypt, Portugal, Denmark, Zimbabwe, USA, Turkey, Brazil, Greece and many more. The short introduction, the welcome, can be combined with any of these pieces or function as the first movement of a self-assembled suite.
Jacob de Haan worked on this training book for various wind trios together with the Belgian composer André Waignein contributed. This series is published by Michiel Oldenkamp, by the other wind schools “Listen, Read & Play”  can be found in our webshop.
“For which ensembles do you have sheet music by Jacob de Haan?”
As wind orchestra director, Jacob de Haan has of course mainly published sheet music for symphonic wind orchestras, published by De Haske Publications , a brand of Hal Leonard .
But there are also scores of compositions and arrangements by Jacob de Haan for other ensemble types:
- Jacob de Haan sheet music for concert band
- Jacob de Haan sheet music for Brass Band
- Jacob de Haan sheet music for brass ensemble
- Jacob de Haan sheet music for woodwind ensemble
- Jacob de Haan sheet music for Mixed Wind Ensemble
- Jacob de Haan sheet music for Flexible Ensemble
- Jacob de Haan sheet music for accordion orchestra
As mentioned, Jacob de Haan also composed vocal works. Of course you will also find the choir scores by Jacob de Haan here:
- Jacob de Haan sheet music for Mixed Choir
- Jacob de Haan sheet music for choir
- Jacob de Haan sheet music for male choir
“I'm looking for audio recordings of Jacob de Haan, do you have any?”
Although our music store specializes in sheet music editions, you will always find selected CDs at alle-noten.de – as well as CD releases by Jacob de Haan:
“I don't play in a wind band, but I really like Jacob de Haan's music!
Are there sheet music editions for individual instruments by Jacob de Haan?”
Of course you will also find instrumental sheet music by Jacob de Haan in our alle-noten.de webshop. Feel free to browse for your instrument:
- Jacob de Haan sheet music for saxophone
- Jacob de Haan sheet music for trumpet
- Jacob de Haan sheet music for flute
- Jacob de Haan sheet music for trombone
- Jacob de Haan sheet music for recorder
- Jacob de Haan sheet music for clarinet
- Jacob de Haan sheet music for Tenor and Baritone Horns
- Jacob de Haan sheet music for percussion
You can search specifically for compositions by Jacob de Haan in our web shop,
e.g. in the spelling de haan pacific dreams to go to all sheet music editions of Jacob de Haan's story “Pacific Dreams” about the Spaniard Miguel, his trip to Australia and his inspiration for a composition: in a small market he discovers a print of the painting “Pacific Dreams” by William DeShazo, and he's already bubbling with musical ideas about the Pacific and the countries around it..