Nick Woud – Composer



with Orchestre Victor Hugo in Besancon, France on Friday October 9, 2020

A short impression

The publication of Concerto Lirico will follow as soon as a publisher is chosen. Also a version for Timpani and Piano will come available.


Since 18 years I’m composing orchestral works. I find the language of a lot of today’s new music lacking real depth, beauty, communication and craftmanship. Because of this I started to compose, what I would call realistic music, based on intuitive processes in the tonal language. “The whole intellectual “comtemporary”music, which developed out of the chaos after two worldwars, has had its time in my opinion. Since there is no real development in modern composing, I feel it is time to go to a renaissance and to take the responsibility to dare touch peoples emotions again”

In the years past Nick Woud composed music for  radio and television [opening music for the 3rd Dutch TV net] and  for Timpani, Percussion and Brassinstruments. The first composing has been done, stimulated by his friend Ben van Dijk, former bass trombone player of the RFO, now with the Rotterdam Phil.

Most of my music will be published on:


Disguise Music for Brass Sextet                                                                                       

A Windmills Mind for Brass Quintet

Track for large Brass ensemble with Percussion

Dances for Trombone (Horn) and Bass Trombone                                        

Evocation for Bass Trombone obligato with Tenor Trombone and two Trumpets.

Serenade for solo Bass Trombone and four Tenor Trombones,                             

First Song for Bass Trombone solo                                                                                     

A Solemn Moment of Music for Basstrombone solo

The Call  for Brassensemble

I Virtuosi for 6 baroque Timpani , Oboe and Trumpet ( also a version with 2     trumpets) and arranged:                                                                                                 

Orfeo (Monteverdi) fanfare for baroque Timpani and Brass

Paul’s Piece part 1, 2 and 3 for Timpani solo                                               

Divertimento for Timpani solo                                                                                         

Do You Know For two Cymbal players                                                                     

Prelude and Toccata  for Marimba

Siciliana for Marimba

Courante for Marimba

A different Dance for Marimba

Der Schnellar Marsch for 2 pair of baroque Timpani

4 Lullabies for Sax and Marimba

Oboe Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra

Eveil for Orchestra (Chamber)

Pepernoten voor Groot Orkest

Poem of Transformation (worktitle) for Orchestra

Poem of Exploration (worktitle) for Orchestra

Ride of Remembrance (worktitle) for Orchestra

Celebration Music for Orchestra

Concerto Lirico for Solo Timpani and Orchestra

 All of my Trombone and Brass music is published by Ensemble Publications



My music on these CD’s is composed for and played by my friend Ben van Dijk, the famous Basstrombone player.

                      RCO-07002              The RCO Brass CD

The Brass section of the RCO, Royal Brass, performed the worldpremiere of “The Call”, the brass presented, during their US tour to the Chicago area, May 2005. The Call was recorded in 2007 by the Royal Concertgebouw Brass.