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Elégie sur la mort d’une princesse enchantée

By Ignace Lilien

Vocal music
Voice and orchestra (voice orch)
location of manuscript archive registration number 009/025a 009/025b 009/026 009/173 009/177

Dedicated to Corry van Beusekom


Elegy at the death of an enchanted princes

Words by E. Polak

1. La vie
2. Berceuse de la mort
3. Les adieux
4. Élégie

Score, piano reduction and parts

See also: catalogue application number MNmfI/0547

About Ignace Lilien

Ignace Lilien

His hometown Lemberg, in the Ukraine known as Lviv, and in Poland as Lwów, has a history of occupation by shifting powers. This is why the Germans had trouble figuring out Ignace Lilien's real identity; he survived the war with forged documents. He worked as a chemical engineer, but that didn’t stop him from composing a large oeuvre. His life was as varied as his music, with influences ranging from Polish modernism to South American rhythms and timbres.

by Frans van Ruth