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Drei Gesänge aus Rabindranath Tagore's Der Gärtner

By Jan van Gilse

Vocal music
Voice and orchestra (sopr 3322 4330 timp 3perc 2hp cel str)
location of manuscript archive registration number 053/050 053/051a 053/051b 053/051c
published score
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Three songs from Rabindranath Tagore's ‘The gardener’

Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck, aber nicht zu schnell
Ruhig fliessend, mit Freiheiten
Ruhig fliessendes alla-breve

Words by Rabindranath Tagore

German translation by Hans Effenberger

+ piano reduction

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