“Music is written on paper with pen or pencil and then copied.

It has been like this for centuries. But nowadays copying out by hand orchestral scores doesn’t have to take as much time as the donkey work of the monks in the old days.

These days, sending an e mail takes only a few minutes. This was completely different in the Middle Ages: on the average it took a letter a few weeks to get from one side of the country to the other side, that is to say if the coachman or the horses hadn’t been taken ill underway”.

Jan van Dijk

It is the purpose of this website to inform you, among other things, about what has come out of Jan van Dijk’s hands during his lifetime.

I sincerely hope that it meets your musical interests.

Ijsbrand van Dijk
Chairman of the Foundation Jan van Dijk Muziekwerken.