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Dierlijke Suite

By Lex van Delden

Vocal music
Male choir and orchestra (MK4 0000 2sax 0024 2crt bug perc)
10 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number: 238/112
published score
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Commissioned by the Dutch Government


opus 78
Words by Christian Morgenstern: 1. Ant-ologie 2. Das Perlhuhn 3. Das Einhorn
For Male Choir and HaFaBra

About Lex van Delden

(09/10/1919 - 07/01/1988)
Lex van Delden

During World War II, Alexander Zwaap had to cover his identity by living under an alias. As of 1953, he legally changed his name to Lex van Delden. His life story is impressive considering the traumatic events he experienced in the war years. A past of which he never spoke, and which he knew to overcome with tremendous courage and resilience. Music was for him a “transfer medium between people.” He literally practiced this with his compositions. Van Delden was a great advocate of Dutch music and held several board positions in the Dutch music world.

by Margaret Krill