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Kleine Suite voor 12 harpen

By Lex van Delden

Chamber music
Harp (12hp)
11 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number: 238/061
published score
order printed score here

To Rosa Spier


opus 30
Movement II, III and IV
Composed in collaboration with Marius Flothuis

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