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Vier verzen van J.H. Leopold (voice & piano)

Bertus van Lier

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Voice and piano (sopr pf)
duration
8 minutes
year
1933
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 193/049a-f

Details

Four verses for Voice (Soprano) & Pianoforte

Om mijn oud woonhuis peppels staan (round my houde poplars stand)
Een sneeuw ligt in den morgen vroeg (a snow in the early morning lies)
Laat de luiken geloken zijn (let the blinds be closed)
In claghen (complaining)

Words by Jan Hendrik Leopold

www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl catalogue application number MNmfI/0545

 

There is a version for voice and orchestra as well: Donemus D07134

About Bertus van Lier

Bertus van Lier

Composer Bertus van Lier was a versatile and determined intellectual. From the start of World World II he upheld his principles against the occupier. During and after the war he maintained this attitude towards those colleagues who were suspected of collaboration with the enemy. In compositions written during the war, Van Lier expressed his resistance to the deprivation of liberty, especially in his vocal works. After the liberation his work as composer diminished and he focused on his activities as a musicologist, pedagogue and publicist.

by Diet Scholten