Saint and the City, The

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Jacob de Haan

Jacob de Haan

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General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 8:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: De Haske
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $159.00   |   Score Only (print) - $29.00


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

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This tumultuous composition tells the legend of the town of Zwolle in the Netherlands. In the waters surrounding Zwolle lived a dragon. When it appeared it threatened to destroy the town with it fiery breath if a human sacrifice was not offered. St Michael confronted the dragon in a battle without equal. As a knight armed with a double edged sword the archangel battled against the dragon and decapitated it. Thus the city was saved. To represent the archangel the composer has chosen the hymn tune Laudate Dominum. The dragon is symbolized by a series of menacing chords.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by "Christelijk Harmonieorkest De Bazuin" in Zwolle, The Netherlands, on the occasion of its 75th anniversary.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Haan, J. (2003). The Saint and the City [score]. De Haske: Heerenveen, Holland.
  • Perusal score