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Een Amsterdamsch lied: cantate op. 40

By Marius Flothuis

Vocal music
Vocal Ensemble (2-12) and instrument(s)|Vocal Ensemble (2-12) and orchestra (sopr bar fl cl pf 2vl vla vc cb / sopr bar 1010 0000 pf str)
15 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number 351/039
published score
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An Amsterdam song: cantata op. 40

For solo soprano and solo baritone, flute, clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass and piano

Strings can be played tutti

Commissioned by the ‘Klassieke Muziek Afdeling van de Gemeente Ambtenaren te Amsterdam’

Words by Jan Campert

Amstardam - Zürich

About Marius Flothuis

Marius Flothuis

Marius Flothuis led an eventful life. Early on, he was politically aware and left-wing orientated. He lost his job at the Concertgebouw Orchestra on his refusal to register with the Kultuurkamer, a regulatory cultural agency installed by the German occupying forces during World War II. He was arrested for his resistance work, imprisoned in Camp Vught and deported to Sachsenhausen in 1944. Meanwhile, he continued composing and survived the hardships. In the postwar Dutch and international music worlds he held numerous positions.

by Joyce Kiliaan