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Declamatorium voor solisten, koor en ensemble

By Carel Jacobs

Vocal music
Mixed choir and orchestra (SATB sopr speaking voice orchestra)



Written for the 50th Anniversary of the 'Volkssanatorium' in Hellendoorn - Words by rev. D.A. Vorster
Part I Sanatorium
Part II The outside world
Part III Awakening
Part IV Cure

First performance

Jun 13, 1952 Volkssanatorium Hellendoorn, reviewed in 'Dagblad Tubantia' on 14th June 1952. Performed by mixed choir Soli Deo Gloria Nijverdal, Wieb de Wit-de Rook (soprano), Jaap Stroomenbergh (recitant), Tanja Blijdenstein-Tausson (harp) and a chamber orchestra with members from the Overijssel Philharmonic Orchestra (Enschede), conducted by the composer.

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