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Leo Smit

genre
Opera / musical theatre
instrumentation
Mixed choir and orchestra (SATB pf)
year
1925
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl aanvraagnummer 119/002

Details

Pianoreduction of music for student theatre

First performance

Jun 23, 1925 Leiden, Zoeterwoudsesingel conductor Leo Smit

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