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Bicinia op. 20

By Marius Flothuis

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Vocal Ensemble (2-12) and instrument(s) (sopr alt (2 instr ad lib.) / FC2 (2 instr ad lib.))
duration
8 minutes
year
1944
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 351/019 351/215c
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

à Elsie Thomart

Details

Rondel (Demoustier)
Ronde (P. Fort)
Kyrie
Lied (G. Gossaert)
Abschiedslied
Copla (H. de Vries)

For 2 female voices with or without accompaniment.

Preferred accompaniment: 2 violins, oboe and viola, 2 flutes, 2 english horns, 2 clarinets or other combinations. Performance without voices is a possibility as well.

Composed while in captivity in KLH (Konzentrationslager Herzogenbusch)

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About Marius Flothuis

Marius Flothuis

Marius Flothuis led an eventful life. Early on, he was politically aware and left-wing orientated. He lost his job at the Concertgebouw Orchestra on his refusal to register with the Kultuurkamer, a regulatory cultural agency installed by the German occupying forces during World War II. He was arrested for his resistance work, imprisoned in Camp Vught and deported to Sachsenhausen in 1944. Meanwhile, he continued composing and survived the hardships. In the postwar Dutch and international music worlds he held numerous positions.

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