Apeldoorn, Nederland
For Wind Ensemble

Robert Lemay
Robert Lemay
Composition Date: 2005
Duration: 00:11:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Concert Band / Large Wind Ensembles


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piccolo
  • 2 x Flute
  • 1 x Oboe
  • 1 x English horn
  • 13 x Clarinet
  • 1 x Bass clarinet
  • 2 x Bassoon
  • 4 x Saxophone
  • 4 x Horn
  • 5 x Trumpet
  • 3 x Trombone
  • 1 x Baritone/Euphonium
  • 1 x Tuba
  • 4 x Percussion
  • 1 x Piano
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Band
Programme Note:
Ropes of screams
The sound of bells across Europe
Hung centuries
Railway tracks that bind the nations
We are but two or three men
Free from all ties
Help us
Violent rain that combs the vapours
(translation, Pauline Farrugia)
During a trip to the Netherlands in the 1990s, I was surprised to discover that the Dutch continue to honour Canadians, whose soldiers liberated their country during World War II. Since then, I have not looked at our war veterans with the same eyes. Apeldoorm, Nederland is also inspired by Guillaume Apollinaire’s poem “Liens” (“Bonds”) published in Calligrammes. Poems of peace and war (1918). The poet served in World War I and wrote a number of poems in the trenches.

Premiere Information:
Août 2006, Fumon-Kan Hall, Tokyo, Japan; Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra; Keiko Kabayashi, chef d'orchestre.


  • Call Number:
  • MI 1800 L549ap
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Concert Band / Large Wind Ensembles
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • May 13, 2008
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 partition (45 p.) ;
    45 Pages
    Height: 43 cm
    Width: 28 cm
    Parts page count: 122
    36 parties ([122] p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Oeuvre en un mouvement pour harmonie.

    Oeuvre déposée au CMC Québec
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