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De Stroom: Mei 1940

By Lex van Delden

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Mixed choir and instruments (sopr GK4 2fl 2ob cl h trb perc pf)
duration
31 minutes
year
1952
location of manuscript
http://www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number: 238/065
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

To the city of Rotterdan May 1940 
Commission of the Dutch government

Details

opus 34
A Symphony in 5 parts for solo soprano,mixed choir, 8 instruments and percussion
Words by Jan Prins
Amsterdam - Egmond aan Zee, July 24, 1952

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