De Haske Publications
De Haske Publications is Hal Leonard Europe’s biggest Dutch publishing imprint and are an integral part of their band, instrumental and education catalogue
De Haske have a rich history as a print publisher of instrumental and band music, beginning in 1983 and created by Jan de Haan in Oude Haske, the Netherlands. As a composer and conductor of various concert bands, Jan de Haan began the business selling solely his own compositions. Later he added works by many young successful composers. Today, De Haske continues to be a leading publisher of band music, as well as solo instrumental material and some of Europe’s leading tuition series.
De Haske is representing works of leading composers and arrangers like Jan de Haan, Jacob de Haan, Jan Van der Roost, Thierry Deleruyelle, Peter Kleine Schaars, Satochi Yagisawa and many more. They also work with renowned ensembles, conductors and soloists which are pioneering in the band world.
Look, Listen & Learn
The “Look, Listen & Learn” series is one of the most popular wind tutor series in Europe. It sets itself apart by the supplementary performance material that is precisely matched to the level of the learning progression of the method books.
De Haske Publications has released versions in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Dutch. The method is available for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Trumpet, Horn, Euphonium and Trombone.
Since 1996, Yamaha Music has been working with the De Haske Publishing and Hal Leonard to spread the successful “BläserKlasse” concept: after the translation of the American “Essential Elements ” method, a series of repertoire books with first-class arrangements of well-known music from all over the world has been released and which are precisely matched to the learning progress in “Essential Elements”.
The selection covers a wide range of genres from classical, pop, opera, film and more and thus offers an attractive concert program for all occasions. BläserKlasse editions can also be used by youth bands or developing concert bands as a repertoire library.
Jacob de Haan
Jacob de Haan, born on March 28, 1959, in Heerenveen, the Netherlands, is one of the most popular and most played wind music composers of our time. In a long-time cooperation with his publisher, De Haske Publications, he has issued numerous compositions and arrangements for various line-ups.
His compositions, mostly written on commission, are known worldwide – especially the works that are based on film-music-like combinations of styles. Oregon, his most performed composition, brought about his international breakthrough. His oeuvre for wind band further consists of compelling concert works with different grades of difficulty, short concertante works, didactic material for beginners, entertainment music, and marches. He also writes various arrangements of existing classical works and chorals.
Jacob de Haan regularly acts as a guest conductor with performances of his own works – not only in Europe, but also Australia and the USA – and as a jury member at international competitions. One of his guest conductings was at the Western International Band Clinic in Seattle. Furthermore, he gives workshops at various conservatories such as the Bavarian Music Academy in Germany.
Jan de Haan
Jan de Haan was born in the Frisian village of Warns, in the Netherlands, in 1951. His first inspiration came from his father, who was a great lover of wind music.
As a guest conductor, Jan worked with a number of professional and amateur wind bands and ensembles. across Western Europe, the USA, Iran, and Japan. Famous bands like the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, the Desford Colliery Brass Band, the Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band, all four Dutch military concert bands, the Frysk orkest, the Radio Blazersensemble and the Dutch National Youth Fanfare Band have all been conducted by him. From 1978 until 1989, Jan de Haan also was conductor, composer and arranger for Dutch radio and television. As a programme maker he produced about 140 television music programmes.
Alongside his activities as a guest conductor, composer and international jury member, Jan de Haan was active at De Haske Publications. He founded this music publishing house in 1983, but sold his shares in the company 25 years later, in 2008, to be able to dedicate his time to composing, arranging and conducting.
Thierry Deleruyelle is a French composer, conductor and percussionist who graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSM) where he was awarded prizes in percussion, harmony, counterpoint, fugue and forms, and diplomas in analysis and orchestration. He was also unanimously awarded postgraduate diplomas (DFS) in composition and percussion with distinction.
His compositions have allowed him to work with many renowned artists and for his work to be recorded on CD by orchestras in various countries. He has composed orchestral works (for symphony orchestra, wind and brass bands), chamber music and solo pieces. He won first prize at the international composition competitions of Saint-Amand-les-Eaux (France – 2005) and Haize Berriak (Spain – 2009).
A particular acheivement is that he is the first French composer to have written the test piece for the 2016 European Brass Band Competition in the Championship division and, with his work Fraternity, the test piece for the 2017 British Open too. As conductor, Deleruyelle leads several bands as guest conductor as well as the Voltige Orchestra, of which he is one of the founding members.
Jan Van der Roost
Jan Van der Roost was born in Belgium in 1956. At a very young age he was introduced to the prominent names in the concert band, fanfare band and brass band repertoire which inspired him to put something on paper himself. He studied trombone, music history and musical education at the Lemmensinstituut in Leuven. He continued his studies at the Royal Conservatoires of Ghent and Antwerp, where he qualified as a conductor and a composer.
Jan Van der Roost currently teaches at the Conservatory in Antwerp (Belgium), is visiting professor at the Shobi Institute of Music in Tokyo, guest professor at the Nagoya University of Art and guest professor at Senzoku Gakuen in Kawasaki (Japan). Besides being a prolific composer he is also very much in demand as an adjudicator, lecturer, holder of clinics and guest conductor. His compositions have been performed and recorded around the world.
His list of works covers a wide variety of genres and styles and for different types of orchestras, ensembles and choirs. Many of these compositions have been broadcast on radio and TV and most of them have been recorded on CD by renowned performers.
Peter Kleine Schaars
Peter Kleine Schaars, born in 1962 in Deventer, Holland, started making music at the age of 10. He completed studies in four musical areas: classical trombone, jazz trombone, composition and conducting.
In June 1989, he worked with the Royal Marine Band of the Netherlands Navy as a trombonist, staff arranger and assisting conductor. For twelve years the band played compositions and arrangements of his. At this time, he received many commissions from orchestras and soloist and gave many workshops throughout Europe, as well as, being a guest conductor. After his Composition Funky Fuque meets Waddle Waltz won a first price in a composition contest of the Netherlands Institute of Windmusic his writing career took off.
In November 2002 he was offered a part-time job as sound supervisor and producer with De Haske Publications. His music was then published by De Haske (including his own series Peter’s Popular Collection). Peter is conductor of the Netherlands Police Orchestra, and the Symphonic Windbands in De Bilt and Groningen (the Netherlands).
Please check out the Hal Leonard Europe YouTube channel, where you can find a De Haske Playlist for Concert Band amongst many other great band and ensemble pieces.