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Hans Krieg

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Mixed choir and orchestra (sopr alt bs SATB 2222 2210 hp str perc)
duration
32 minutes
year
1959
location of manuscript
http://www.muziekbibliotheekvandeomroep.nl archive registration number 148644
dedication

To the victims of the Second World War

Details

Hebrew version. Op. 84.

1. Preludium, 2. Adoschem, adoschem, 3. Keelie keelie, 4. T'fillah, 5. Keel malee rachamiem, 6. Postludium (Achai w'achjotai)

Composed for the 12.5 Anniversary of the Amsterdam Jewish Male Choir

About Hans Krieg

Hans Krieg

The life of Hans Krieg, a German who became a Dutch citizen in 1951, was marked by the horrors of Nazi ideology. Before the war, a promising career as a composer and choral and opera conductor was on the horizon, however, when Hitler and the Nazi Party came to power, Krieg, as a persona non grata had to flee his homeland. He managed to establish a new life in the Netherlands, but after the war he had to rebuild his life. Once more he succeeded, and this humble man was recognized as a key figure in the Jewish community.

by Aagje Pabbruwe