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Four trifles for low voice and piano op. 33

Marius Flothuis

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Voice and piano (low pf)
duration
6 minutes
year
1948
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 351/032-?
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

Dedicated to Hazel Daukes

Details

Originally for high voice

Falling asleep in an orchard (Sylvia Townsend Warner)
The look (Sar Teasdale)
Black eyes (Sylvia Townsend Warner)
The seal-woman (Kathleen Raine)

There are two more versions:
- For high voice and piano
- For high voice and small orchestra

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.

by Joyce Kiliaan