my history

about Marinus Degenkamp

born march 17th 1963



1983-1989 studies conducting and arranging with Taijiro Iimori in Enschede, the Netherlands

1987-1988 studies composition, instrumentation and theory with David Rowland, the Netherlands

1989-1992 studies musical sciences (focusses on Dutch musical heritage between 1750-1950) at the Utrecht University, the Netherlands


1992-1997 Dutch Music project of the Dutch Stichting voor Kunst en Cultuur Gelderland

1998-2000 Male Choir and windorchestra project of the Dutch Stichting voor Kunst en Cultuur Gelderland

2001-2004 copiïst and editor for Vanderbeen & Imrie, Scotland

1992-2012 copiïst and editor for Donemus, Amsterdam (& Hilversum), the Netherlands

2006- copiïst and editor for the Dutch Stichting Cornelis Dopper, Stadskanaal, the Netherlands

2007- conductor and arranger at the symphony-orchestra 'ELAD', Hengelo, the Netherlands




Compositions (selection)


Impressions, for saxophone quartet

Breath, concertino for windquintet, piano and percussion

Blue Greetings, for saxophone quartet, organ and percussion

2 Adagios, for string orchestra

Nocturne, for stringquartet and harp

the Contradiction, march for wind orchestra

Quintet, for clarinet, bass clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano (a study in serialism)

Lullaby, ballet-dance for soprano saxophone and wind orchestra

Pentagram, for 10 wind instruments

Memento, for wind orchestra



arranged pieces (selection)

(all for chamberorchestra)


J.S. Bach, pianoconcerto BWV 1052

Luigi Boccherini, symphony op. 16 no. 3

William Boyce, symphony no. 3

Domenico Cimarosa, Penelope overture

Arcangelo Corelli, concerto grosso no. 8 (di natale)

C.W. Gluck, dance of the blessed spirits

Joseph Haydn, symphony no. 39 Hob. I:39

Gustav Holst, four old english carols

Gustav Holst, Brook Green suite

James Horner, Legends of the Fall overure

Izaak Houck, symphony no. 1 op. 29

Anatol Liadov, 8 russian folksongs

W.A. Mozart, symphony in A K. 201

Howard Shore, theme from The Lord of the Rings

Dmitri Shostakovich, 2nd Waltz

Johann Stamitz, sinfonia pastorale op. 4 no. 2

Antonio Vivaldi, violin conerto RV 310

John Williams, Yoda's theme from Star Wars

Hans Zimmer, selection from Pirates of the Caribbean