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De vogel vrijheid

By Lex van Delden

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Mixed choir and orchestra (bar sopr Childrens Choir GK4 Orch)
duration
45 minutes
year
1955
location of manuscript
http://www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number: 238/075 and 238/076
dedication

To 'Het gouden NVV'

Details

opus 46
Oratorium for bariton solo, soprano solo (Vogel Vrijheid), Children's choir, mixed choir and orchestra
Words by Wim Schulte Nordholt 

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