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Das Sklavenschiff voor tenor en bariton solo, mannenkoor, koperblazers, slagwerk en piano opus 51

By Géza Frid

Vocal music
Male choir and large ensemble (ten bar TB4 0000 4331 timp perc xyl pf)
25 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number 304/142-1
published score
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Words by Heinrich Heine

Andante misterioso
Andante maestoso

Commissioned by the Ministry of Education, Arts and Sciences

Another version for tenor, baritone, male choir, 2 pianos and percussion exists (op. 51a)

About Géza Frid

Géza Frid

The Hungarian Géza Frid was one of the key figures in the post-war Dutch music world. To escape the dictatorship of his country of origin, he fled to the Netherlands in 1927. He always remained true to the musical language of his roots. As of 1941, Frid as a stateless Jew, was prohibited from performing in public. He became involved in illegal activities and the artists' resistance movement, and it's a miracle he survived the war. After the liberation, he resumed his life as an artist. For years he was one of the most frequently performed composers in the Netherlands. Since the turn of the twentieth century there was even a sort of “Frid-Renaissance.”

by Arthur Frid