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Des Vagabunden ewiges Lied

By Ignace Lilien

Vocal music
Voice and orchestra (ten/bar orch)
location of manuscript archive registration number 009/027 009/028 009/029 009/030 009/031


Symphonische Dichtung in 5 Gesängen für eine Männerstimme und großes Orchester

Eternal song of the tramp: symphonic poem in 5 songs for male voice and large orchestra

Von der Jugend
Von der Liebe
Von der Sonne
Von der Einsamkeit
Von dem Wunder

Score, parts and piano reduction

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