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Zangerslied

By Lex van Delden

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Male choir (MK4)
duration
2 minutes
year
1952
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

Commissioned by the Bond van Amsterdamse Zangverenigingen

Details

opus 37 
For Male Choir
Words by lex van Delden
Also in a version for Mixed Choir and in a version for Female Choir

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