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Negro lament for contralto, alto-saxophone and piano op. 49

Marius Flothuis

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Voice and instrument(s) (alt sax-a pf)
duration
13 minutes
year
1953
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 351/047
status
published score
order printed score here

Details

Words by Langston Hughes

Proem
Harlem night song
Troubled woman
The white ones
Epilogue

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