Forbidden Music Regained

Leo Smit Stichting
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By Israel Olman

Vocal music
Children's choir
published score
published by Wolters, Groningen in 1932 archive registration number NMI ABmf/2208-2212


Words by Gijsbertus Wilhelmus Lovendaal

From: Lentezangen: nieuwe melodieën voor het lager onderwijs en kinderzangkoren. (Spring songs: new melodies for primary schools and children's choirs)

About Israel Olman

(08/17/1883 - 05/08/1968)
Israel Olman

Up until World War II, Israel J. Olman had been a celebrated choral conductor and composer. He wrote synagogal music and also music for socialist choirs, to be performed at major singing competitions. His fame, in addition to the fact that he was married to a Catholic woman, offered him some protection during the war. In the post-war years his reputation as a composer diminished rapidly, creating financial difficulties. The world had changed and his musical idiom had become outdated.

by Pauline Micheels