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De Haske...they set the tone when it comes to music!

Componist for wind-orchestra literature and conducter Jan de Haan, founded the publishing house De Haske in Oude Haske in the Netherlands in 1983. At the beginning he exclusively published his own wind-orchestra works; later he employed young successful componists e.g. his brother Jacob de Haan, who also became co-owner of the publishing house, and the Belgian componist Jan Van der Roost.

Those compositions in which Jacob de Haan combined different styles to create a film-musical atmosphere, became very popular. Concerning this "De Haske Oregon" can be considered the most popular. His repertoire for wind-orchestras consisted of competitive pieces, short concert works, entertainment music and a number of marches.

Besides this he also wrote many choral and classical workings. Shortly after the foundation, the publishers were forced to move to a bigger building in Heerenveen/The Netherlands. Still, De Haske also lived up to his name on the international stage. In 1989 his first branch was set up in Switzerland. Soon branches followed in the United States (1995), Germany (1996), France (1997), Italy (1998), and the UK (2000).

Today De Haske´s programme range consits of:

  • Educational books (De Haske 10 Rock & Blues Solos, De Haske Jazz Guitar Improvisations, De Haske Swing Quartets, De Haske The Rock/Metal Book, De Haske Fast Track Drum, De Haske Real Time Drums u.m.)
  • Note books (De Haske All Time Klezmers, De Haske Easy Guitar Solos, De Haske Fun with Folk/Alternative Rock, De Haske Mallet Minded, De Haske Super Studies, De Haske Feeling Good Flutes, De Haske Very Easy Swop Piano Accompanying u.m.)
  • Song books (De Haske Big Swing Pop (Swop), De Haske Kids Play Hits, De Haske Mega Swing Pop (Swop), De Haske Trumpet & Romance, De Haske Listening, Reaading & Playing Triobook u.m.)


At present, alongside his activities as guest conductor, Jan De Haan is the director of De Haske Publishing House.