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Een Amsterdamsch Lied

By Lex van Delden

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Mixed choir and piano (GK4 pf)
duration
10 minutes
year
1951
location of manuscript
http://www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number: 238/060
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

To Amsterdam and her citizens

Details

opus 29
Word by Jan Campert

About Lex van Delden

(09/10/1919 - 07/01/1988)
Lex van Delden

During World War II, Alexander Zwaap had to cover his identity by living under an alias. As of 1953, he legally changed his name to Lex van Delden. His life story is impressive considering the traumatic events he experienced in the war years. A past of which he never spoke, and which he knew to overcome with tremendous courage and resilience. Music was for him a “transfer medium between people.” He literally practiced this with his compositions. Van Delden was a great advocate of Dutch music and held several board positions in the Dutch music world.

by Margaret Krill