Forbidden Music Regained

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Missa pro pace

By Carel Jacobs

Vocal music
Mixed choir and organ (SATB)


per 3-4 voces inaequales cum organo (comitante) / me composuit: Carel Jacobs 1940 fecit

for boys and male choir, with smal solo parts for soprano and tenor

First performance

This mass was probably performed in several churches in the east of the Netherlands. It was definitely performed by the church choir of St. Jacob's church in Enschede in 1940

About Carel Jacobs

(03/26/1909 - 12/24/1980)
Carel Jacobs

Carel Jacobs was an outstanding student at the Nederlandsche R.K. Kerkmuziekschool (Dutch Roman Catholic Church music school), where he studied composition with Johan Winnubst. Feeling unsafe as 'Vierteljude', he gave up his conducting classes with Carl Schuricht in Germany. During the war he helped many people in hiding and got caught and escaped twice. He conducted several choirs in the east of the Netherlands and became the director of the conservatory in Enschede. His compositions vary from chamber music to music for his own choirs.

by Dr. Hans van Dijk