ORCHESTRATIONS, ARRANGEMENTS

Not possessing a strong urge to compose, I have nevertheless always been fascinated by works appearing in different guises, and it is this fascination with new versions that lead to the composition of many newly orchestrated and newly edited works. 

It even lead to a PhD and the founding of a small publishing house.

a. works for symphonic (wind) orchestra


Mussorgski, Prelude to Khovanshchina (1975) (Doblinger, 1992) symphony orchestra

This orchestration of Modest Mussorgski’s Prelude to Khovanshchina, after the composer’s piano version has been performed by many orchestras, including the Concertgebouw Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tonhalle Orchestra under Bernard Haitink, Colin Davis and Ferdinand Leitner.

Diepenbrock, Hymne voor Orchest (1971, revision 1995) (Donemus, 1998)

W.A. Mozart, Ouverture to Don Giovanni KV 527 (1992) (Breitkopf & Härtel, 1995)

W.A. Mozart, concert ending for the Ouverture to Die Entführung aus dem Serail (1985) (Breitkopf & Härtel, 1992)

CD: Sony Classical/Vivarte SK 46 695 (1991) Tafelmusik / Bruno Weill

Cl. Debussy, La Mer for symphonic wind band (1995)(Molenaar, 2010)

This arrangement was commissioned by the Royal Military Band of The Netherlands

CD: ARMAB orchestra / Paulo Martins (2010)

Wagenaar, Ouverture Getemde Feeks (Taming of the Shrew) for symphonic wind band (1997) [unpublished]

This arrangement was commissioned by the Royal Military Band of The Netherlands

Massenet, Ouverture to Phèdre arranged for symphonic wind orchestra by D.M.H. Bolten (Molenaar, 2000) (in collaboration with John Smit) (Molenaar, 1998)

CD: MBCD 31.1063.72 Banda la Artistica Buñol /Henrie Adams

b. works for wind ensemble

Strauss, Ouverture to Die Fledermaus (1981) (Compusic, 1994) for wind ensemble and double bass

W.A. Mozart, Harmoniemusik of Die Zauberflöte (1982) [unpublished] for wind ensemble and glockenspiel

LP: Globe Records, GLO CX 15009 (1982)
TV registration: WDR Cologne (1984)
Oktopus Wind Ensemble / Bastiaan Blomhert

Poulenc, L’ Histoire de Babar (1983) (Chester Music, 1996)

My version of Francis Poulenc’s L’ Histoire de Babar for 12 winds and narrator (authorized by the Poulenc Estate in Paris) has been performed all over the world

CD: STH Records 19245/75 Amsterdam Wind Ensemble / Bastiaan Blomhert
Jane Asher (E) / Lex Goudsmit (D)

W.A. Mozart, Parthia in B (=Gran Partita KV 361/370a, mouvements 1, 2, 3 and 7; version for wind octet, possibly by Mozart) (1990) (Doblinger, 1993)

CDs: Pony Canyon PCCL-00161 Bläserverein Wien
STH Records 19053 Amsterdam Wind Ensemble / Bastiaan Blomhert

van Beethoven, Seventh Symphony op. 92 for windoctet and double bassoon (1990) [Floricor Editions]

CDs: Pony Canyon PCCL-00161 Bläserverein Wien
TV-registration NKH-Tokyo Ensemble Ernst Ottensamer

W.A. Mozart, Orgelwalzemusiken KV 594, KV 606 and KV 616 for wind octet (1994) (Doblinger, 1996)

Krommer, Partitas op. 45 I-III for windoctet, double bassoon and trumpet (Doblinger, 2000)(in collaboration with John Smit)

CD: Chandos: Chan 9905 Wind Ensemble of the Academy of St.Martin in the Fields/Bastiaan Blomhert

Krommer, Six Marches op. 31 for windoctet, double bassoon and trumpet (Sarastro London, 2001)

CD: Chandos Chan 9905 Wind Ensemble of the Academy of St.Martin in the Fields/Bastiaan Blomhert

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Die Donaueschinger Harmoniemusik der “Entführung aus dem Serail”

(= Denkmäler der Musik in Baden-Württemberg Band 17) (Strube-Verlag