Forbidden Music Regained

Leo Smit Stichting
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Sjire Kodesh

By Simon Gokkes

Vocal music
Vocal Ensemble (2-12) and piano (voices pf)
location of manuscript archive registration number: NMI MNmfII/0447-0448


Synagogue songs for Friday evening and Sabbath morning services

Introduction by Sem Dresden

About Simon Gokkes

Simon Gokkes

Relatively little is known about the life of Simon Gokkes. Most of his compositions were lost during the war; in the preserved works his preference for Jewish and biblical themes is apparent. From a young age Gokkes worked as a choir and opera conductor. He rescued a number of operas from oblivion. He and his family were murdered in Auschwitz in 1943.

by Diet Scholten