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Vijf Oud-Hollandsche Liederen

By Sem Dresden

Vocal music
Children's choir and instruments|Female choir and instruments (choir instr)
location of manuscript archive registration number 047/161


Five old Dutch songs for (3 part) boys choir or female choir with instruments

1. ‘Wie dat zich verheft...’ (‘Who ascends…’)
2. ‘Het was een maged...’ (‘It was a virgin…’)
3. ‘Er is een kindetje...’ (‘There’s a little child…’)
4. ‘Wij komen van Oosten...’ (‘We come from the east…’)
5. ‘En daar zat eene uil...’ (‘And one owl sat there…’)


About Sem Dresden

Sem Dresden

Despite his German-oriented teachers, Sem Dresden felt attracted early on to modern French music. He developed his own refined and sober style, composing his entire life. Dresden was of pivotal importance to Dutch musical life, working as a choral conductor and director of the conservatories in Amsterdam and The Hague. His legendary composition classes had a major impact during the interwar period.

by Geert van den Dungen