Why not? Respighi made them about Rome. Why always Rome? The Hague is beautiful too and has many monuments of the glorious past and present.
Don't expect from me a series about the Fountains in The Hague. There aren't any worth making some music on them. This piece is the first of four parts, each giving impressions of my home town.
Imagine early in the morning, sun rises loud, a walk along the streets, monuments, palaces where our Royal Family lives, street noise, quiet avenues, filled with trees and flower beds. Carillon is playing from the tower of our Grote Kerk (Great Church), a early street musician, themes all over the place. Just a picture filled with condensed impressions of downtown.
Symphonic Poem - part 1 (esnips) - best quality
Symphonic Poem - part 1 (boxnet) - limited to 10 Mb, lower quality
It is full GPO, it is direct from Overture playback with at ~6:50 minute an ugly loud contrabass (which I cannot repair and I don't know why!!!). Later I will submit all four to better rendering in Sonar. For now.... it is all I've got.
Lower the volume knob of your monitors!!!!!!