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Suite voor hobo en cello

By Leo Smit

Chamber music
Wind and string instrument(s) (ob vc)
10 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number 119/015
published score
order printed score here


I. Allemande

II. Courante

III. Sarabande

IV. Menuetto I. Menuetto II

V. Gavotte - Musette

VI. Gigue

First performance

Oct 14, 1957 Hilversum, NCRV studio - Gé van Koten (oboe) and Louis Werner (cello)

About Leo Smit

(05/14/1900 - 04/30/1943)
Leo Smit

1900 - 1943

His music sounds thoroughly French, with bright and blithe notes that seemingly flow easily from his pen. In reality, it took many years before his musical ideas were incorporated into his compositions. And however French it may sound, Leo Smit was in heart and soul hooked to Amsterdam and the Netherlands. His song for women's choir, De bruid (The bride), set to words by Jan Prins is a declaration of love: “The groom was the sunlight and Holland was his bride.” It also took years before his legacy would reach an international audience.

by Jurjen Vis