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Saul en David

By Sem Dresden

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Voice and orchestra (sopr 3323 4330 timp 2-3perc cel hp str)
duration
16 minutes
year
1956
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 047/113a 047/113b
status
published score
order printed score here

Details

For orchestra and soprano (in honour of Rembrandt)

Commissioned by the ‘Radio Nederland Wereldomroep’

Heeswijk - Scheveningen

+ piano reduction

 

About Sem Dresden

Sem Dresden

Despite his German-oriented teachers, Sem Dresden felt attracted early on to modern French music. He developed his own refined and sober style, composing his entire life. Dresden was of pivotal importance to Dutch musical life, working as a choral conductor and director of the conservatories in Amsterdam and The Hague. His legendary composition classes had a major impact during the interwar period.

by Geert van den Dungen