Forbidden Music Regained

Leo Smit Stichting
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Missa brevis

By Carel Jacobs

Vocal music
Children's choir and organ (boys choir org)


After comments by organ player Alphons Gaalman - it was to easy for him - Carel Jacobs composed new virtuoso parts for organ. This version was recorded.

First performance

May 15, 1955 written for the First Communion of the composer's son Jos Jacobs on 15th May 1955, performed by the boys choir of Saint Jacob's Church in Enschede with Alphons Gaalman (organ), 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