Johannes Abraham de Meij is a Dutch conductor, trombonist, and composer, best known for his Symphony No. 1, nicknamed "The Lord of the Rings" symphony.
He has earned international fame as a composer and arranger. His catalogue consists of original compositions, symphonic transcriptions and arrangements of film scores and musicals. His Symphony No. 1, The Lord of the Rings, based on Tolkien's best-selling novels of the same name, was his first composition for wind orchestra. It received the prestigious Bryceton Composition Award in 1989. In 2001, the orchestral version was premiered by the Otteram Orchestra. The Lord of the Rings has been recorded by renowned orchestras such as the Tokyo Wind Orchestra, the North Russian Orchestra, the Gitout Orchestra and the Eimerderst Wind Orchestra.