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Swan on the Hill, The

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Jan Van der Roost

Jan Van der Roost

General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 4:30 minutes
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: de haske Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - €94.99 | Score only - €20.95


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Eb Clarinet
Bb Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium I-II
Bass I-II
Double Bass
Percussion (4 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash, small suspended)
  • Field Drum (or large snare)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone (with motor)
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This stately opening work begins in the low register and exhibits a broad main theme in which the low brass immediately sets the tone, sustained by a continuing percussion cadence. Gradually, other sections and registers emerge, and the rhythmic element becomes more active, although a majestic character is maintained. This is a true sound piece, without great virtuosity or complexity, but with a good balance between static and dynamic elements.

- Program Note from score

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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Roost, J. (2005). The Swan on the Hill [score]. De Haske: Heerenveen, Holland.