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Catena musicale

By Sem Dresden

Vocal music
Voice and orchestra (sopr 4322 4330 timp 4-6perc hp str)
13 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number 047/111
published score
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Dedicated to Eduard van Beinum at the occasion of his 25th anniversary as conductor of the Concertgebouw ochestra


For seven solo instruments (Fl. Ob. Cl. Bsn Vl. Vla Vlc) and solo soprano and orchestra

Commissioned by the ‘Nederlandse Orkeststichting tot beheer van het Concertgebouworkest’

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