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Music Two sonnets op. 142 (low voice and organ)

By Wilhelm Rettich

Vocal music
Voice and organ (low org)
3 minutes
published score
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Words by Elisabeth Barrett-Browning

1. The Soul's expression
2. Perplexed music

ISMN: 979-0-2038-8078-3

There are two more versions:
- for female voices and organ
- for high voice and piano

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