Forbidden Music Regained

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Drie oud Vlaamsche liederen [+] Drie Kinderliedjes op texten van Paul v. Ostaijen

By Ignace Lilien

Vocal music
Voice and piano (voice pf)
location of manuscript archive registration number 009/146.04 009/171
published score catalogue application number MNmfI/0553


Three old flemish songs [+] three children’s songs (words by  Paul v. Ostaijen)

Ghequetst ben ic van binnen (Hurt am I inside)
Die nachtegael (Nightingale)
Jan broeder (Brother John)
Ik zag Cecilia komen (I saw Cecilia arrive)
Marc groet ’s morgens de dingen (Marc salutes the things in the morning)

Included in ‘35 Hollandsche Gedichten’ (see elsewhere)

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