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The Instruments op. 143 (tenor and orchestra)

By Wilhelm Rettich

Vocal music
Voice and orchestra (ten pic 2fl 3ob 3cl 3fg 4h 3trp 3trb tb perc hp pf org str)
3 minutes
published score
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Words by John Donne

There is a version for tenor and piano as well.

About Wilhelm Rettich

Wilhelm Rettich

Wilhelm Rettich belonged to that generation of those whose work and life was deeply affected by the First and Second World Wars. Captivity, persecution, hiding and losses scarred his life. In 1933, he emigrated to the Netherlands, where he survived the war in hiding. Rettich worked a great deal for the radio, a young and progressive medium at that time. Although he became a Dutch citizen after the World War II, he returned to Germany in 1964.

by Diet Scholten