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Niederländische Weihnachtskantate op. 90 Nr.2D

By Wilhelm Rettich

Vocal music
Mixed choir and orchestra (sopr SATB 2fl/pic 222 2200 timp str)
26 minutes
published score
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Dutch Christmas cantata for soprano, mixed choir and orchestra

I Andantino mosso “Im Städtele von Nazareth”
II Andantino tranquillo “Uns ist geboren ein Kindelein”
III Allegretto mosso e piacevole “Es ist ein Kindelein geboren”
IV Poco vivace “Der Engel kommt vom Himmel her”
V Allegretto tranquillo “Herr Jesus hat ein Gärtlein schön”
VI Vivo non troppo “Wir kommen alle drei aus fremden Landen”
VII Andantino comodo “In dem Himmel ist ein Tanz”
VIII Moderato “Maria, die sollte nach Bethlehem gehn”
IX Andante non troppo “Es war am Dreikönigsabend”
X Allegretto con moto “Klein, klein Jesulein”

See also: Altniederländische Weihnachtskantate op. 90 Nr.2E

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