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    • Order numbers: AM 48-010
      Hal Leonard # 4000109
    • Instrumentation: wind orchestra
    • Duration: 9'30
    • Grade: 3
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Madurodam

Miniature suite for wind orchestra
Johan de Meij
 
 

Madurodam is a small scale miniature town at Scheveningen (near The Hague) and is since many years one of the most important tourist attractions of the conurbation of Western Holland (called “Randstad”). On a scale 1:25 a charming picture of The Netherlands is given in bird’s eye view: several important buildings, churches and townscapes are reconstructed up to the smallest details. There is also a fine transport system: a network of railroads, harbours and motorways covers the park and Madurodam Airport enables air traffic with all continents.

The miniature suite Madurodam consists of eight short parts presenting a musical impression of the smallest town in The Netherlands.

I Reveille
the piccolo flute and the side drum announce a new day;

II Toy Soldiers
there is a military parade in front of the George Maduro Barracks;

III Binnenhof/Buitenhof
a solemn melody is the main theme of the suite and depicts the state buildings and the nearby lake “Hofvijver” at The Hague;

IV Small Windmills
everything that moves or whirls at Madurodam is described in this barrel organ waltz;

V Intermezzo/Nocturne
 Madurodam by night is described by a solemn passage played in unison by the lower instruments;

VI The Westerkerk Church
also the capital Amsterdam is represented with the chimes of the famous Westerkerk church;

VII The Muiderslot Castle
an elegant pavane recalls medieval atmospheres;

VIII “Grande” Finale
the windmill theme comes back and then the suite comes to an end with the “Binnenhof” theme, decorated by the first strains of the national hymn “Wilhelmus”.
 
Madurodam was commissioned by the NIB (Dutch Wind Music Institute) with financial support of the Composition Trust “Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst”.

Instrumentation
Miniature Suite for Wind Orchestra
1. Piccolo
4. Flutes I
4. Flutes II
2. Oboes I/II
1. English Horn (F)
2. Bassoons I/II
1. Eb Clarinet
6. Bb Clarinet I
6. Bb Clarinet II
6. Bb Clarinet III
1. Eb Alto Clarinet
1. Bb Bass Clarinet
2. Eb Alto Sax I
2. Eb Alto Sax II
2. Bb Tenor Sax
1. Eb Baritone Sax

3. F Horn I/III
3. F Horn II/IV
3. Bb Trumpet I
3. Bb Trumpet II
3. Bb Trumpet III
2. Trombone I (C)
2. Trombone II (C)
2. Trombone III (C)
2. Baritone/Euphonium B.C. (C)
2. Baritone/Euphonium T.C. (Bb)
4. Basses (C)
1. String Bass
1. Timpani
4. Percussion I & II - S.D., B.D + Cymb., Susp. Cym., 2 Cymb., Triangle, large Templeblock,
      Tambourine, Tom-tom, Woodblock.
3. Mallets - Bells, Vibraphone, Tubular Bells.

Additional Parts [for European countries only]
2. Eb Horn I/III
2. Eb Horn II/IV
2. Bb Trombone I (T.C. & B.C.)
2. Bb Trombone II  (T.C. & B.C.)
2. Bb Trombone III  (T.C. & B.C.)
2. Bb Baritone/Euph. (B.C.)
2. Eb Bass Tuba  (T.C. & B.C.)
3. Bb Bass Tuba (T.C. & B.C.)