Forbidden Music Regained

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Afscheid Phantasie

By Ignace Lilien

Vocal music
Male choir and piano|Voice solo (sopr TTBB pf)
location of manuscript archive registration number 009/035a+b+c1 009/035d


Farewell fantasy
- Mijn hart (my heart)
- Afscheid (farewell)
- Avond aan zee (evening by the sea)

Words by C.S. Adama van Scheltema

For concertante piano, male choir and soprano (soprano leggiero ad lib.)

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