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Erhebung: Sinfonie No 3 für eine hohe Sopranstimme und grosses Orchester

By Jan van Gilse

Vocal music
Voice and orchestra (sopr 3343 6431 timp 3perc hp str)
55 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number 053/057 053/058 053/059a 053/059b
published score
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Dedicated to Dina Mollinger Hooijer


Elevation: Symphony No. 3 for high soprano voice and large orchstra

Leidenschaftlich und heftig bewegt
Sehr langsam und schwermütig
Lebhaft und sehr kräftig
Ausserst langsam und sehr ruhig

Words from the Song of Songs

Arnhem - Bremen May 1906 - September 1907

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