Wilhelmus at Formula 1 race adapted to reach singer Floor Jansen | Music

Wilhelmus at Formula 1 race adapted to reach singer Floor Jansen | Music
Wilhelmus at Formula 1 race adapted to reach singer Floor Jansen | Music

The arrangements of the Wilhelmus that Floor Jansen sings at the start of the Formula 1 race on the Zandvoort circuit on Sunday have been adapted to her high range, the front woman of the metal formation Nightwish tells the news agency on Sunday AP.

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“It is very special that they have done that, because that is not something that everyone can say,” says Jansen, who is accompanied by the Royal Air Force Orchestra when singing the national anthem. “It’s really adapted to my range, so it’s not just the standard music playing.”

The fact that the composition of the national anthem for Sunday is tuned to the voice of the Dutch soprano is, according to Jansen, not only an honour, but also very nice. “They said, ‘You’re known for your high notes, so we want to do something with that.’ And they did.”

“I now have the chance to use my voice the way I can, and also the chance to play a version of it Wilhelmus to sing that is not standard”, she continues. “Really great!”

Wilhelmus sounds fifteen minutes before the start of the race

Nevertheless, there are some nerves at Jansen, who is currently also busy recording her first solo album, which will be released next year. “I’m used to being on stage with my band and singing our songs. We’re a well-oiled machine in that.”

“But now I’m suddenly on my own on that trackwith all those drivers in front of me, not to mention all that army of cameras pointing at me and all that audience watching. And I only have one minute to prove myself.”

It Wilhelmus van Jansen can be heard on Sunday around 2.45 pm, fifteen minutes before the start of the race in the Dutch seaside resort.

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Beeld: ANP


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