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Die Rückkehr des verlorenen Sohnes op. 102 A (tenor and organ)

By Wilhelm Rettich

Vocal music
Voice and organ (ten org)
3 minutes
published score
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The Return of the Prodigal Son op. 102 A

Words by Charles B. Timmer (German translation by Wilhelm Rettich)

There are three more versions:
- bass and organ
- high voice and organ
- medium voice and organ

See also: Sinfonia Olandese (second symphony)

ISMN: 979-0-2038-0088-0

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