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Vocalise - sur 'A'

By Lex van Delden

genre
Chamber music
instrumentation
Voice and piano (sopr-m pf)
duration
4 minutes
year
1951
location of manuscript
http://www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number: 238/160 and 238/161
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

For Henriëtte Bosmans

Details

opus 29a

There is also an arrangment for violoncello and piano: opus 29a-bis

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