Forbidden Music Regained

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In Nachtschaduw

By Lex van Delden

Vocal music
Voice and orchestra (sopr 1111 1000 pf str)
7 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number: 238/008, 238/009
published score
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For Guusje


opus 2
Song for soprano and orchestra

In Nachtschaduw, words by: P.C. Boutens

About Lex van Delden

(09/10/1919 - 07/01/1988)
Lex van Delden

During World War II, Alexander Zwaap had to cover his identity by living under an alias. As of 1953, he legally changed his name to Lex van Delden. His life story is impressive considering the traumatic events he experienced in the war years. A past of which he never spoke, and which he knew to overcome with tremendous courage and resilience. Music was for him a “transfer medium between people.” He literally practiced this with his compositions. Van Delden was a great advocate of Dutch music and held several board positions in the Dutch music world.

by Margaret Krill