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Cantate voor Kerstmis

Bertus van Lier

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Mixed choir and orchestra (sopr alt ten bas SATB 2222 0110 str)
duration
41 minutes
year
1955
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 193/070a-f1
status
published score
order printed score here

Details

Cantata for christmas

Andante maestoso
Pastorale
Recitativo
Duetto (Berceuse)
Recitativo
Aria
Recitativo
Coro (Klein Gloria)
Parlando
Recitativo
Aria
Recitativo
Recitativo
Coro
Pastorale
Recitativo

Words by ds Jac.J. Thomson

Commissioned by the Vrijzinnig Protestantse Radio Omroep

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