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Pastor et lupus

By Carel Jacobs

Vocal music
Mixed choir and large ensemble (SATB bar trumpet vn elec. org pf perc)


Written at the request of the Thomas a Kempis Lyceum in Zwolle for its 15th anniversary.

The text is a medieval fable (anonymous)

First performance

Oct 23, 1965 Performed during a reunion of teachers and pupils in the school's hall by the school choir, baritone and instruments, conducted by A.P.M. Bots

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