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Canto della Guerna (dal Erasmo), per coro misto ed orchestra

By Lex van Delden

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Mixed choir and orchestra (GK4 2222 2200 timp str)
duration
22 minutes
year
1967
location of manuscript
http://www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number: 238/126
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

For the Women Students Society of Amsterdam AEDON

Details

opus 92
From 'Adagia' from D. Erasmus
Amsterdam, 29-05-1967

First performance

Nov 14, 1967 Amsterdam - Aedon en Studentenorkest J. P. Sweelinck o.l.v. Lucas Vis

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