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Anthropolis

By Lex van Delden

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Mixed choir and orchestra (alt bar speaking-choir GK4 2222 4331 timp perc hp str)
duration
40 minutes
year
1962
location of manuscript
http://www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number: 238/106 - 107
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

Commissioned by the VARA

Details

opus 73
A Hymn in five parts for alto, bariton/speaker, mixed choir, speaking-choir and orchestra
Words by Jan Wit
24-01-1962

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