Forbidden Music Regained

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Beatus Vir

By Sem Dresden

Vocal music
Male choir (TTBB)
location of manuscript archive registration number 047/120a 047/120b 047/120c
published score
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Words by St. Antonius

Male choir a cappella

Commissioned by the ‘Johan-Wagenaar Stichting’ The Hague

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