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Fabel Den aap en de katte

By Sem Dresden

Vocal music
Male choir (TTBB)
location of manuscript archive registration number 047/122a 047/122b


Fable the monkey and the cat

Words by Joost van den Vondel

For male choir a cappella

Commissioned by ‘Het Parool’ for the ‘Koninklijk Nederlands Zangersverbond’ at the 100th anniversary.


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