Maarten Spruijt

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Maarten is a composer from The Netherlands, best known for his adventurous film scores and diverse concert works. For his film score for The Seven of Daran: The Battle of Pareo Rock, recorded with full orchestra and choir, he received a Dutch Golden Calf nomination for Best Music. He also composed the scores for numerous animation films, including the much beloved Little Quentin and Paultje en de Draak.

Commissioned by the Gelders Fanfare Orchestra, Maarten composed the cosmic work To Vega and Back, which has since been performed by numerous ensembles at concerts and competitions. Maarten's cinematic Tango de La Venganza features bandoneonist Carel Kraayenhof and was later arranged and performed by the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

Maarten is also creative director of ProjectSAM Cinematic Sampling, which develops virtual instruments for the professional scoring industry. ProjectSAM's sounds are sold world-wide and can be heard in the biggest films, television shows and games.


Thurémin performance in Buffalo, NY

Thurémin will have its second US performance this week, in Buffalo, New York by the Camerata di Sant’Antonio Chamber Orchestra. Saint Louis Roman Catholic Church, Buffalo, NY, USA on Sun March 4th 2018 at 7:00 pm. Admission is $18! More info at Saint Louis Church.

Thurémin premiere in Pasadena, CA

The world premiere of my composition Thurémin for choir, strings & organ will be in the Pasadena Presbyterian Church on Sat February 17th 2018 at 7:30 pm in Pasadena, California, USA. Admission is free! More info at Friends of Music.

Nederlands Blazers Ensemble - Oost West Thuis Niet Best

For the third time the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble organizes the concert series Homeland Heartache (Oost West Thuis Niet Best), a programme featuring (former) asylum seekers and refugees from around the world. I feel honored that my arrangement of the song Timbuktu Fasso is featured in this uniting and moving concert series. You can see it until Nov 15th. www.nbe.nl

Nederlands Blazers Ensemble - Georgië

I arranged one of the choir pieces for the "Georgia" concert series by the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble. They are currently touring through The Netherlands. It's a fantastic show! Go see it! www.nbe.nl

Thurémin performances in the US

A number of music ensembles have showed an interest in performing Thurémin. It looks like the US premiere of the piece will be in Q1 2018. More info later. If you are interested in performing Thurémin, contact me below.

Choir recordings

I am recording my new choir piece Thurémin coming Thursday with the Latvian Radio Choir in Riga. It has been too long since I last wrote for the human voice!

Frankfurt Oder Session

Recording 2 new pieces with the Brandenburg State Orchestra in Frankfurt Oder today, again produced by Dynamedion. Can't be there myself, but listening remotely through Source-Live. Will share soon!

In Budapest for recordings

Exciting! I'm in Budapest this weekend to record new music with the Budapest Scoring Symphony Orchestra. You'll soon be able to listen and watch on this site. Very pretty city, by the way!


"Thurémin was very well received. The choir, players and audience all loved it. It really grabs people and carries them along."
- Christopher Weber, Music Director of
Camerata di Sant'Antonio Chamber Orchestra, Buffalo, NY


20 MAY 2018 5:00 PM
All Souls Church, New York City, USA

Concert scores and orchestral parts are available for purchase for a number of Maarten's compositions, including:

  • Thurémin
  • Delirium
  • The Clock of Life
  • Where Are You Taking Us, Humankind?
  • To Vega and Back

If you are interested in performing one of Maarten's works, please contact him directly for more information.

Featured Track


Music for choir, strings & organ, featuring the Latvian Radio Choir

  • Composition & orchestration:
    Maarten Spruijt
  • Choir performance by:
    Latvian Radio Choir
  • Recording produced by:
  • Session Producer:
    David Christiansen

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