Forbidden Music Regained

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By Carel Jacobs

Vocal music
Children's choir and organ (children's choir org bells)


Children's Mass

Kyrie - Sanctus - Benedictus - Agnus Dei
27 October 1963

First performance

Nov 8, 1963 Written for the marriage of one of Jacobs' pupils Gerard Theusink on 8th November 1963 at Maria's Church in Ahaus. Performed by the children's choir (80 children) of the Saint Antonius school in Enschede with Ber Joosen (organ) and 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