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Jacob de Haan

28 mar 1959 (Heerenveen) -
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Jacob de Haan – born March 28, 1959 in Heerenveen, the Netherlands – is a contemporary composer known for wind music. He has also published various vocal works, including a number of masses for choir, wind band and soloists. His international breakthrough came about with Oregon, his most performed composition. In the United States, De Haan has become known for his piece Ammerland.


De Haan completed his organ studies with Jos van der Kooy at the Leeuwarden Music Academy, where he graduated in 1984 and where, two years earlier, he majored in music education. Subsequently, he lectured in music arrangement, also at Leeuwarden.


De Haan is regularly invited as a guest conductor for performances of his own work. He also gives master classes and acts as a jury member at international competitions. He is active in many European countries in addition to Australia, Singapore and the USA.

In Germany, De Haan has worked at the Bayerische Musikakademie (Bavarian Music Academy) and the Bundesakademie für musikalische Jugendbildung (Federal Academy for Musical Youth Education) in Trossingen. De Haan works with several professional orchestras and bands, as well as celebrated vocalists.


In 2003 De Haan received a music award for his entire oeuvre from the Frisian regional broadcasting company (Omrop Fryslân).


  • Abba Gold
  • Adagietto
  • Adagio (T Albinoni)
  • Ammerland
  • Arioso (J. S. Bach)
  • Band Time Expert
  • Border Zone
  • Bridge Between Nations
  • Caldas da Rainha
  • Caribbean Variation
  • Choral Music
  • Concerto d'Amore
  • Contrasto Grosso
  • Cornfield Rock
  • Crazy Music in the Air
  • Cat Named Bumpers, Euphonium Solo
  • Dakota
  • Diogenes
  • Discoduction
  • Eine Kleine Christmas Music
  • Everest (Concert March)
  • First Class
  • Shepherd Four Songs
  • Festa Paesana
  • Fox from the North
  • Free World Fantasy
  • Fresena
  • German Love-song
  • Grounds
  • Hanseatic Suite
  • Highlight from Chess
  • Introitus
  • Jubilate!
  • Kraftwerk
  • La Storia
  • Legend of the Mountain
  • Let Me Weep (Lascia ch'io pianga)
  • Majestic Prelude
  • Martini
  • Missa Katharina
  • Monterosi
  • Music for a solemnity
  • Nerval's Poems
  • Nordic Fanfare and Hymn
  • Norwegian Songs
  • Oregon
  • Pacific Dreams
  • Pasadena
  • Pastorale Symphonique
  • Persis Overture
  • Pioneers of the Lowlands (march)
  • 'Psalm 150' in 'Mijn ziel prijst in Looft de Heer'
  • Queen's Park Melody
  • Remembrance Day (Totengedenken)
  • Ross Roy
  • San Diego
  • Singapore Rhapsody
  • So nimm denn meine Hände (arr. Jacob de Haan)
  • Song of Liberation
  • Song of Praise
  • Stille Nacht (arr.)
  • Suite symetrique
  • Symphonic Variations
  • The Blues Factory
  • The Book of Urizen
  • The Duke of Albany (2015, for the Harmonie-Fanfare de Vic-le-Comte (France)
  • The Fields
  • The Heart of Lithuania
  • The Musical Village
  • The Saint and the City
  • The Spirit of Christmas
  • The Universal Band Collection
  • Toccata from
  • Totengedenken
  • Utopia
  • Variazioni in Blue
  • Virginia


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