Seven Stories is a composition based on the stories and history of the Dutch village: Zevenbergschen Hoek.
Throughout the composition, one important main theme takes the headrole. This theme is based on the ‘sliert’ song, a village song which is sung by all children of the village at the end of holidays. Marching through the streets of the village, they celebrate the end of school.
‘Long live holiday, oh boy what a joy.
14 days of rest and late to bed…’
‘Leve de vakantie, jongens wat een pret.
Veertien dagen rusten en niet vroeg naar bed…’
This theme reappears seven times in the composition. Each time in a different style, measure, tonality or variation.
You hear the original March version, a romantic version indication the old village feeling and a static version which represents the busy highway which divides the village in two.
But at the end of day, the ‘sliert’ song will always remain the collision of the village. And will last in a cheerful, happy finale.
Bb Soprano Sax
Eb Alto Sax 1
Eb Alto Sax 2
Bb Tenor Sax
Eb Baritone Sax
Bb Flugel 1
Bb Flugel 2
Bb Flugel 3
Horn in F 1-2
Horn in F 3
Trumpet in Bb 1
Trumpet in Bb 2
Trumpet in Bb 3
Euphonium in Bb
Baritone in Bb
Tuba (Eb – Bb)