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Apeldoorn, Nederland

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Robert Lemay

Robert Lemay

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General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 11:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Canadian Music Centre
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-XIII
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV-V
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Ropes of screams
The sound of bells across Europe
Hung centuries
Railway tracks that bind the nations
We are but two or three men
Free from all ties
Help us
Violent rain that combs the vapours

(translation, Pauline Farrugia)

During a trip to the Netherlands in the 1990s, I was surprised to discover that the Dutch continue to honour Canadians, whose soldiers liberated their country during World War II. Since then, I have not looked at our war veterans with the same eyes.

Apeldoorn, Nederland is also inspired by Guillaume Apollinaire’s poem Liens (Bonds) published in Calligrammes. Poems of peace and war (1918). The poet served in World War I and wrote a number of poems in the trenches.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

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  • McGill University (Montreal, Que.) Wind Orchestra (Alain Cazes, conductor) – 1 November 2019

Works for Winds by This Composer


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