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Five American Songs

By Julius Hijman

Vocal music
Voice and piano (voice pf)
location of manuscript archive registration number: 049/H2-05a

Mary Bell


Amsterdam, 1935. Words by Hart Crane; Maxwell Bodenheim; Alter Brody; George Dillon; John Crowe Ransom

Contains: 'Royal palm' (Crane); 'Advice to a bluebird' (Bodenheim); 'Ghetto twilight' (Alter Brody); 'April's amazing meaning' (Dillon); 'Here lies a lady' (Crow Ransom)

About Julius Hijman

(01/25/1901 - 01/08/1969)
Julius Hijman

Julius Hijman's life centered around contemporary and Dutch music. Touring internationally, he presented the works of Dutch composers, and in the Netherlands he introduced new music from abroad. His own compositions were not always appreciated by his peers. He fled into exile in 1939 to America and was forgotten in his native country. The majority of his extensive oeuvre remains unpublished, awaiting performance.

by Carine Alders