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D16 MM

Leo Smit

genre
Opera / musical theatre
instrumentation
Mixed choir and orchestra (SATB pf)
year
1928
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl aanvraagnummer 119/001
dedication

piano reduction, originally for wind band, mixed choir and children's choir

Details

piano reduction published by Waltman (Delft 1929)

First performance

Jul 2, 1928 Delft, Paardenmarkt - Members of the Orchestra of the Delft Student Corps, Orpheus and members of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Society, 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