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In het atrium der Vestalinnen

By Ignace Lilien

Vocal music
Female choir and orchestra|Spoken voice|Voice solo (bar recit SSAA orch)
location of manuscript archive registration number 009/045-048


In the atrium of the Vestals, a cantata for solo baritone, speaking voice, female choir and orchestra

Words after a poem by Bertus Aafjes

+ piano reduction

See also: catalogue application number 24099 catalogue application number B-965c-lili/001

Composed in Courtrai

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