From San Marco Quarter – Joop van Dijk

Instrumentation: Brass Band
Duration: 15’00
Grade: 5

From San Marco Quarter is a musical tribute to the Venetian Renaissance and Baroque composers and refers to the diverse styles in which they wrote their compositions. The title of the work refers to the oldest neighborhood or quarter of Venice, San Marco. In the renaissance and baroque style after the famous San Marco basilica, this district also housed many other churches, palaces and theaters for which all this music was once composed. Music was also widely practiced in the streets and houses of ordinary citizens.
The numerous composers and musicians who lived and worked in this district provided not only an enormous range of sacred and official music, but also secular music. Joop van Dijk got into the skin of the composers of that time, as it were. Names like Pergolesi, Gabrieli, Monteverdi and Vivaldi are more famous and perhaps easier to recognize. But other ‘Venetian’ composers such as Willaert, Vecchi, Steffani, Caresana, Gastoldi, De Rore, Striggio and Jomelli are also featured in the work. It goes without saying that the work also contains the signature of the composer himself, who, despite the different style periods and techniques, has forged it into a homogeneous whole.
From San Marco Quarter was commissioned by the NBK Foundation for the 1st Division of the Dutch Brass Band Championships 2020. However, these championships were postponed due to the COVID-19 virus. On October 30, 2021, From San Marco Quarter was premiered during the 40th Dutch Brass Band Championships in TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht.

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Price Score (Hard copy): € 39,-
Price Score (Digital): € 29,-
Price Complete Set (Hard copy Score + Parts): € 149,-
Price Complete Set (Digital): €99,-