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Ik sla de trom … strijdlied (male choir and orchestra)

Bertus van Lier

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Male choir and orchestra (TB 3332 3331 timp perc 2hp pf str)
duration
8 minutes
year
1948
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 193/073
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

In memoriam Nicolaas Alexander Stempels, executed on 9 October 1943

Details

I beat the drum … protest song

Words by Jan Greshoff

There are two other versions:
- for voice and piano NMI 193/051a-d
- for male choir and two piano’s (Donemus D06926)

October 1942

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