Forbidden Music Regained


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Serenade (for strings)

By Samuel Schuijer

genre
Orchestra
instrumentation
String orchestra (str)
year
1914
location of manuscript
http://www.muziekschatten.nl/action/work;jsessionid=aaaQdMYoiUPsP8sPLQGKv?id=1524#
dedication

To my sons Alfred and Louis

Details

There are two other versions:
- for violin and piano
- for piano

Piano reduction and parts (part first violins is missing but can easily be deduced from the piano version)

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