Subtitle: Miniature Suite for Wind Orchestra
B-flat Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
- Bass Drum
- Crash Cymbal
- Large Temple Block
- Snare Drum
- Suspended Cymbal
- Tubular Bells
None discovered thus far.
Madurodam is a small-scale miniature town at Scheveningen (near The Hague) and has for many years been one of the most important tourist attractions of the conurbation of Western Holland (called "Randstad"). On a scale 1:25 a charming picture of The Netherlands is given in bird’s eye view: several important buildings, churches and townscapes are reconstructed down to the smallest details. There is also a fine transport system: a network of railroads, harbours and motorways covers the park and Madurodam Airport enables air traffic with all continents.
The miniature suite Madurodam consists of eight short parts presenting a musical impression of the smallest town in The Netherlands.
I) Reveille. The piccolo flute and the side drum announce a new day.
II) Toy Soldiers. There is a military parade in front of the George Maduro Barracks.
III) Binnenhof/Buitenhof. A solemn melody is the main theme of the suite and depicts the state buildings and the nearby lake “Hofvijver” at The Hague.
IV) Small Windmills. Everything that moves or whirls at Madurodam is described in this barrel organ waltz.
V) Intermezzo/Nocturne. Madurodam by night is described by a solemn passage played in unison by the lower instruments.
VI) The Westerkerk Church. Also the capital Amsterdam is represented with the chimes of the famous Westerkerk church.
VII) The Muiderslot Castle. An elegant pavane recalls medieval atmospheres.
VIII) "Grande" Finale. The windmill theme comes back and then the suite comes to an end with the "Binnenhof" theme, decorated by the first strains of the national hymn "Wilhelmus".
Madurodam was commissioned by the NIB (Dutch Wind Music Institute) with financial support of the Composition Trust "Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst".
- Program Note from publisher
- Audio: Reference Recording. Danish Concert Band (Jørgen Misser Jensen, conductor)
- Audio CD: Danish Concert Band (Jørgen Misser Jensen, conductor) - 1997
None discovered thus far.
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- All New England Band Festival Band (Johan de Meij, conductor) - 22 November 2016
- Lower Columbia College (Longview, Wa.) Symphonic Band (Kurt Harbaugh, conductor) - 9 March 2012
Works for Winds by This Composer
- African Harmony (2017)
- Aladdin Suite (as arranger)
- Aquarium (1991)
- At Kitty O'Shea's (2011)
- Beatles Collection (as arranger) (1982)
- Canticles (2007)
- Casanova (2000)
- Celtic Classics (2016)
- Ceremonial Fanfare (2005)
- Chanson de Matin (as arranger) (c. 1890/1988)
- Clair de lune (as arranger) (1890/1905/2017)
- Cloud Factory (2011)
- Continental Overture (1997)
- Copacabana (as arranger)
- Downtown Divertimento (2014)
- Dutch Masters Suite (2008)
- Echoes of San Marco (2016)
- Edgar (as arranger) (1889/2008)
- Extreme Make-over (2004)
- Extreme Beethoven (2012)
- Fellini (2015)
- Festive Hymn (2007)
- Fifty Shades of E (2016)
- Highlights from "Riverdance" (as arranger) (1994/2014)
- Highlights from the Seville Suite (as arranger) (1992/2011)
- Honky Tonk Ragtime (as arranger) (1985)
- Jazz Suite No. 2 (as arranger) (post-1956/1994)
- Joropo (as arranger)
- Jupiter Hymn (as arranger)
- Klezmer Classics (2004)
- La Fanciulla del West (as arranger) (1910/2008)
- La Quintessenza (1990/1998)
- Les Papillons (as editor)
- Loch Ness (1988)
- Lord of the Rings. See: Symphony No. 1
- Lord of the Rings (arr. Lavender) (1987/2001)
- Los Cuatro Vientos (2021)
- Madurodam (1997)
- March to Mars (as arranger) (1987)
- Marche Americana (as editor) (1997)
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (as arranger) (1826/2022)
- Moment for Morricone (as arranger) (1966/1996)
- Musical Highlights from "Chess" (as arranger) (1993)
- The Painted Bird (2021)
- Pavane (as arranger) (1899/1991)
- Pennsylvania Faux Songs (2018)
- Phantom of the Opera (as arranger)
- Polish Christmas Music, Part I (1995)
- Ratatouille Satirique (as arranger) (/1994)
- Romeo and Juliet (as arranger). See: Suite from the Ballet "Romeo & Juliet"
- Rotterdam 1945 (2019)
- Sinfonietta No. 1 (2011/2012)
- Songs from the Catskills (2012)
- Spring (2010)
- Star Wars Saga (as arranger) (1987)
- Suite for Variety Orchestra (as arranger) (post 1956/1994)
- Suite from the Ballet "Romeo & Juliet" (as arranger) (1935/1990)
- Summer (2013)
- Symphony No. 1 (1987)
- Symphony No. 2 (1993)
- Symphony No. 3 (2007)
- Symphony No. 4 (2013)
- Symphony No. 5 (2018)
- Ancalagon, the Black (2018)
- UFO Concerto (2012)
- T-Bone Concerto (1996)
- Te Deum (as transcriber) (1900/2010)
- Two-Bone Concerto (2016)
- Teddy Trombone (as arranger)
- Un Momento Dado (2021)
- The Venetian Collection
- Via Claudia (2012)
- Wind in the Willows (2002)
- Windy City Overture (2006)
- The Witches' Sabbath (as arranger)
- The Woman in White (as arranger) (2006)
- The Year 2020 (2022)