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Chorus Tragicus vrij naar “Hierusalem verwoest”

By Sem Dresden

Vocal music
Mixed choir and instruments (SATB trp flhn perc)
location of manuscript archive registration number 047/129a 047/129b 047/129c
published score
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Words by Joost van den Vondel

For Mixed Chorus Trumpets, Saxotrombas and Percussion

After the tragedy “Jerusalem destroyed” by Joost van den Vondel

+ piano reduction

Published: 1937, Alsbach, Amsterdam

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