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Music for USC Five pieces for a cappella choir opus 79

By Marius Flothuis

Vocal music
Mixed choir (SATB SSAA TTBBB)
9 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number 351/073
published score
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For choir SATB, SSAA and TTBBB respectively

Love is anterior to life (Emily Dickinson)
Central Park at dusk (Sara Teasdale)
Forgetfulness (Hart Crane)
Vagabonds (Langston Hughes)
Dark summer (Louise Bogan)

Amsterdam - Whittier - Wenen


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