Forbidden Music Regained


Leo Smit Stichting
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Het Lied dat moeder zong (Lied in den volkstoon)

By Samuel Schuijer

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Voice and piano (voice pf)
year
1914
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 399/08

Details

The song the mother sang (Song in folk style)

Words by M. Willem Gijssels

Awarded a prize at the competition of the Peter Benoit`s Kring, Brussels, May 1914

About Samuel Schuijer

(09/09/1873 - 12/11/1942)
Samuel Schuijer

On December 11, 1942, Samuel Schuijer was murdered in Auschwitz. His home and music school had been plundered by the Nazis. With the loss of his life and destruction of his belongings, all traces of this significant Dutch musician seemed to be erased. But a group of children in The Hague found a box containing music manuscripts, waiting for the garbage truck. They took their treasure home and it became the first step in rediscovering a lost fragment of Dutch music history.

by Carine Alders