Rhapsody from the Low Countries

From Wind Repertory Project
Henk van Lijnschooten

Henk van Lijnschooten

General Info

Year: 1967
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Molenaar Editions
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €183.89   |   Score Only (print) - €28.57


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I
Flute 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
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The "low countries" refers to the region of The Netherlands that lies in the low altitude near the border of the North Sea and its surrounding areas. The melodies presented in this piece are four popular Dutch folk songs of the mid-twentieth century, a reflection of the composer's Dutch heritage. They include Daar Ging een Meid om Water uit" (The Maid was Going Out to Get Water), In Holland Staat Een Huis (In Holland Stands a House), Hoe Groot O Heer (How Great Is the Lord), and Daar Ging een Partertje Langs de Kant (A Pastor Walked at the Riverside).

- Program Note from Teaching Music Through Performance in Band


State Ratings

  • Mississippi: V-A
  • North Carolina: V


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Van Lijnschooten." Accessed 31 August 2017
  • Lijnschooten, H. (1967). Rhapsody from the Low Countries [score]. Molenaar Edition: Wormerveer, Netherlands.
  • Perusal score
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 378-379.
  • Will, Ken. "Rhapsody from the Low Countries." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 9, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 229-238. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2013.