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Vrijheid, lied voor een zangstem of eenstemmig jongenskoor met piano of orgel

By Bertus van Lier

Vocal music
Children's choir and organ|Children's choir and piano|Voice and organ|Voice and piano (high pf/org / JoK pf/org)
6 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number 193/052a+c1 193/052b
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Freedom, song for one voice or one part boys choir with piano or organ

Words by Jan Engelman

About Bertus van Lier

Bertus van Lier

Composer Bertus van Lier was a versatile and determined intellectual. From the start of World World II he upheld his principles against the occupier. During and after the war he maintained this attitude towards those colleagues who were suspected of collaboration with the enemy. In compositions written during the war, Van Lier expressed his resistance to the deprivation of liberty, especially in his vocal works. After the liberation his work as composer diminished and he focused on his activities as a musicologist, pedagogue and publicist.

by Diet Scholten