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Lord of the Rings (arr. Lavender)

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Johan de Meij

Johan de Meij (arr. Paul Lavender)

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Subtitle: Excerpts from Symphony No. 1

General Info

Year: 1987 / 2001
Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: III-1/2(see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Symphony
Publisher: Amstel, through Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $105.00   |   Score Only (print) - $28.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
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 Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Tuba (String Bass)
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Johan de Meij’s first symphony The Lord of the Rings, based on the famous trilogy by Tolkien, has established itself as a ‘classic’ piece in the concert band piece repertoire. After close consultation with the composer, Paul Lavender has masterfully adapted and condensed three of the original five movements into a practical concert version. The movements are Gandolf, Shadowfax, and Lothlórien.

- Program Note adapted from publisher


State Ratings

  • Kansas: IV
  • Tennessee: IV


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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • De Meij, J.; Lavender, P. (2001). The Lord of the Rings: Excerpts from Symphony No. 1 [score]. Amstel Music: Amsterdam, Neth.
  • Johan de Meij website – Accessed 29 June 2022
  • Perusal score