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Enfants-Poètes

By Theo Smit Sibinga

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Voice and piano (sopr pf)
duration
8 minutes
year
1955
location of manuscript
http://www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number: 005/057
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

Anna el Tour

Details

Les improvisations de Kiki ( 4 ans ), Jacki ( 5 ans ) et Irma ( 7 ans ) pour Chant et Piano. A la mémoire de Mme Anna el Tour

La lune est venue / words by Kiki
Un petit poisson rouge / words by Kiki
Le petit garçon / words by Jacki
La petite fleur / words by Irma

About Theo Smit Sibinga

Theo Smit Sibinga

After Smit Sibinga's death, Everard van Royen, director of the Amsterdam Music Lyceum, praised him as a sensitive and skillful composer and “the beauty of the ancient civilization of the Indonesian archipelago which had influenced him during his twenty years in the tropics.”  Theo Smit Sibinga’s music is transparent and melodic and he felt attracted to modern French culture. As a composer he remained relatively unknown since he was not the kind of man to put himself at the forefront. Many of his manuscripts were lost during his captivity in the camps on the island of Java in the Dutch East Indies.

by Henk Mak van Dijk