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Jan Van der Roost

Jan Van der Roost

Subtitle: Four Israeli Folk Dances for Band

General Info

Year: 1986
Duration: c. 9:35
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: De Haske
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $130.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


1. Andante Moderato – 2:40
2. Allegretto con Eleganza, Allegro con moto – 2:20
3. Andante con dolcezza – 2:40
4. Con moto e follemento – 1:25


Condensed Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Alto Oboe
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano 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 Cornet/Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

“Rikud” means “dance” in Hebrew. The plural ending “-im” tells us that the title means “Dances.” Thus Rikudim is a suite in four movements based on Jewish dances, bearing in mind that these are not arrangements of existing folk music, but originally composed dances “in the style of” folk music. Through the use of oriental style tonal intervals, irregular tempi, and a typical woodwind instrumentation, the composer succeeds both in adding a touch of melancholy and a characteristically Jewish flavor to the music. The clearly marked themes and the sometimes surprising (but, on the other hand, very natural harmonies) make these “stylized folk dances” into music with a direct and gripping appeal.

- Program Note from University of Puget Sound Concert Band concert program, 5 December 2014


State Ratings

  • Georgia: V
  • Iowa: IV
  • Louisiana: IV
  • Maryland: V
  • Minnesota: I
  • Mississippi: VI-A
  • South Carolina: V
  • Tennessee: VI
  • Texas: III. (Mvts. 1 & 4, plus 2 or 3)
  • Texas: IV. Complete
  • Virginia: IV


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Clovis (Calif.) West High School Wind Symphony (Bryan Chesi, conductor) – 22 April 2022 (2022 San Joaquin Valley (Calif.) Concert Band Invitational)
  • University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg) Concert Band (Travis Higa, conductor) - 5 October 2021
  • Purdue University (West Lafayette, Ind.) Concert Band (Jonathan Sweer, conductor) - 28 April 2021
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) Concert Band (Daniel J. Farris, conductor) – 1 March 2020
  • Lincoln Middle School (Santa Monica, Calif.) Wind Symphony (Salvador Muñoz, conductor) - 22 February 2020 (2020 CASMEC Conference, Fresno)
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, University Band (J. Benjamin Jones, conductor) – 18 February 2020
  • Torrey Pines High School (San Diego, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Amy Gelb, conductor) - 13 January 2020
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Wednesday University Band (Allison Jaeger, conductor) – 8 December 2019
  • Vassar College and Community Wind Ensemble (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) (James Osborn, conductor) – 28 April 2019
  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) Concert Band (J.T. Womack, conductor) – 21 February 2019
  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire University Band (Randal C. Dickerson, conductor) – 26 November 2018
  • Illinois State University (Normal) Symphonic Band (Dan Dietrich, conductor) – 5 October 2018
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) Campus Maize Band (Giovani Briguente, conductor) – 8 April 2018
  • University of Puget Sound Concert Band (Gerard Morris, conductor) - 5 December 2014
  • Banda Municipal de Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain) (Jan van der Roost, conductor) 2007

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