Willem de Zwijger


Instruments: Trombone choir (Low Brass ensemble)

In december 2018 I visited the Lätzch Trombone Festival. I brought my newest piece ‘Willem de Zwijger’ (William the Silent) and hoped for a recording of a trombone choir rehearsing the piece so I could learn. It turned out even better: The piece was played at the last concert of the festival.

The piece describes the life of William of Orange, a native hero mentioned in our anthem. Because of his diplomatic attitude he was called William the Silent.


Willem de Zwijger, conducting R. Zokaites, played by students during the Lätzsch Trombone Festival in Heek (Germany) 2018

Willem de Zwijger, Low Brass Section of Wind Orchestra Wind-richtung 2019