Forbidden Music Regained


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Eine Lebensmesse

By Jan van Gilse

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Mixed choir and orchestra|Voice and orchestra (sopr alt ten bas SSAATTBB orch)
duration
62 minutes
year
1904
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 053/041 053/068

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A Life's Mass

Words by Richard Dehmel

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About Jan van Gilse

(05/11/1881 - 09/08/1944)
Jan van Gilse

Jan van Gilse received his musical education in Germany. His music developed into a synthesis of French impressionism and German romanticism. He became a popular conductor and one of the founders of the Society of Dutch composers (GeNeCo) and also the copyright organization BUMA. During the war, this socially engaged human being was fiercely anti-German. He had to pay a heavy price for his fighting spirit.

by dr. Hans van Dijk