Forbidden Music Regained

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De vogeltjes

By Israel Olman

Vocal music
Mixed choir and orchestra (sopr SATB orchestra)


The little birds

For soprano solo, mixed choir and orchestra

Words by C.S. Adema van Scheltema

not dated - piano reduction available



About Israel Olman

(08/17/1883 - 05/08/1968)
Israel Olman

Up until World War II, Israel J. Olman had been a celebrated choral conductor and composer. He wrote synagogal music and also music for socialist choirs, to be performed at major singing competitions. His fame, in addition to the fact that he was married to a Catholic woman, offered him some protection during the war. In the post-war years his reputation as a composer diminished rapidly, creating financial difficulties. The world had changed and his musical idiom had become outdated.

by Pauline Micheels