Forbidden Music Regained

Leo Smit Stichting
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Epikurisch feestgezang

By Samuel Schuijer

Vocal music
Voice and piano (voice pf)
location of manuscript catalogue application number MNmfI/0767

Dedicated to ‘het Leidsch Studentencorps’


Epicurean celebration song (from the student life, song in folk style)

Words by Petrus Augustinus de Genestet

About Samuel Schuijer

(09/09/1873 - 12/11/1942)
Samuel Schuijer

On December 11, 1942, Samuel Schuijer was murdered in Auschwitz. His home and music school had been plundered by the Nazis. With the loss of his life and destruction of his belongings, all traces of this significant Dutch musician seemed to be erased. But a group of children in The Hague found a box containing music manuscripts, waiting for the garbage truck. They took their treasure home and it became the first step in rediscovering a lost fragment of Dutch music history.

by Carine Alders