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Concerto pour piano et orchestre d'harmonie

By Leo Smit

genre
Orchestra
instrumentation
Piano and large ensemble (fl fl(pic) ob ob(ca) 2cl 2bs 3h trp trp(bug) (bar ad lib.) trb tb timp vc cb pf-solo)
duration
16 minutes
year
1937
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 119/007a
status
published score
order printed score here

Details

Bruxelles, 4 November 1937

I. Allegro moderato

II. Lento (koraal)

III. Allegro vivace

About Leo Smit

(05/14/1900 - 04/30/1943)
Leo Smit

1900 - 1943

His music sounds thoroughly French, with bright and blithe notes that seemingly flow easily from his pen. In reality, it took many years before his musical ideas were incorporated into his compositions. And however French it may sound, Leo Smit was in heart and soul hooked to Amsterdam and the Netherlands. His song for women's choir, De bruid (The bride), set to words by Jan Prins is a declaration of love: “The groom was the sunlight and Holland was his bride.” It also took years before his legacy would reach an international audience.

by Jurjen Vis