Aadriaan Cornelis van Leeuwen
The local organist and simultaneous conductor of the music association arranged first music instruction for it. Already after short time the young Adriaan in the music association wing horn played. With 16 years it stepped 8 into the service of the music corps. Infantrie regiment in Arnheim. During this time he got instruction in music theory and composition of Dr. van Westrenen, Brants Buys and an organists Christiaans, with which it studied also Gregorian music. 1923 it was accepted as cornetist to the Koninklijke Militaire Kapel to the Hague. 1933 he was appointed the deputy conductor of the orchestra, which he led roll ago during the often times illnesses of the conductor Boer. Additionally it was active also as Trompeter in the orchestra of the Nederlandse Opera as well as at the Philharmoni orchestra in Rotterdam under the direction of Eduard Flipse.
After conclusion of the exam as Kapellmeister it became 1936 conductor of the music corps 6. Infantrie regiment in Breda. Four years later the music corps was dissolved, and it went into pension. However it as a composer and conductor for blowing orchestras continued to work in Arnheim , Zutphen , Apeldoorn and Vlaardingen. It was distinguished with the palms of the Académie Française.
of works for blowing orchestra
- 1967 Mooi Sonsbeck march
- 1981 Marche héroique concert march
- Veluwe klanken Ouverture
- Ouverture in E flat major
- Gelre Suite in 3 sets
- of Introduction and clench music from Het Paradijs after a fairy tale of Hans's Christian Andersen one
|NAME||Leeuwen, Adriaan Cornelis van|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Netherlands composer and conductor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||30. October 1887|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Oudewater, the Netherlands|
|DYING DATE||30. June 1991|
|DYING PLACE||Arnheim, the Netherlands|