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De dijk

By Bertus van Lier

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Spoken voice and orchestra (recit(male voice) 2222 2321 timp perc hp pf str)
duration
30 minutes
year
1937
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 193/064a-f
status
autograph
order printed score here

Details

‘The dike’

Words by Jan Engelman

Commisioned by the A.V.R.O.

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