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De Stroom: Mei 1940

By Lex van Delden

Vocal music
Mixed choir and orchestra (sopr GK4 2232 4331 timp perc hp pf str)
31 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number:238/069
published score
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For the city of Rotterdam


opus 40
A Symphony in 5 parts for solo soprano, mixed choir and orchestra
Words by Jan Prins
Amsterdam, Ferbuary 24 1954


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