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O Kerstnacht (koor en strijkorkest)

By Sem Dresden

Vocal music
Mixed choir and orchestra (SATB str)
5 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number 047/243
published score
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‘O Christmas night’ for mixed choir and strings

Words by Joost van den Vondel

There are two more versions:
- for choir, strings and trombones (NMI 047/160)
- for choir (NMI 047/152a)

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