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Lied der heiligen Jungfrau aus “Schwester Beatrix”

By Jan van Gilse

Vocal music
Voice and piano (medium pf)
2 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number 053/045
published score
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Cantique de la Vierge (from “Sœur Béatrice”)

Words by Maurice Maeterlinck (German translation by Friedrich von Oppeln-Bronikowski)

For middle voice and piano

About Jan van Gilse

(05/11/1881 - 09/08/1944)
Jan van Gilse

Jan van Gilse received his musical education in Germany. His music developed into a synthesis of French impressionism and German romanticism. He became a popular conductor and one of the founders of the Society of Dutch composers (GeNeCo) and also the copyright organization BUMA. During the war, this socially engaged human being was fiercely anti-German. He had to pay a heavy price for his fighting spirit.

by dr. Hans van Dijk