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Vier Hollandse kwatrijnen

By Bertus van Lier

Vocal music
Mixed choir (SATB)
10 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number 193/058a+b
published score
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Four Dutch Quatrains

Words by Pieter Cornelis Boutens

Commissioned by the ‘Minister van Onderwijs, Kunsten en Wetenschappen’

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