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Vijftien Engelse deuntjes voor viool en piano

By Paul Sanders

Chamber music
Violin and keyboard instrument


"Voor Ben" - geschreven in onderduik; NB Engelse thematiek

I: The British grenadiers

II: The sword of Erin

III: There was a jolly miller

IV: Barbara Allan

V: The bonny banks o' Loch Lomon'

VI: Comin' thro' the rye

VII: Ya banks and braes (?)

VIII: Auld lang syne (?)

IX: The minstrel boy

X: The Campbells are comin'

XI: Derry dream (Londonderry stir)

XII: Afton water

XIII: The harp

XIV: March of the men of Harlech

XV: It was a lover and his lass

About Paul Sanders

(12/21/1891 - ?)
Paul Sanders

His musical legacy is modest but nonetheless fascinating. Many of his compositions demonstrate social engagement and sometimes are more explicit: e.g. 'Plan Song' for the Dutch Labour Party (SDAP). With his music reviews in the socialist newspaper Het Volk (The People) he hoped to lure the working class into the concert hall and to move them up the social ladder. In addition to composing and writing about music, he was also active as a music editor, organiser, and director. Although nearly forgotten today, he was a distinguished and very productive figure in the pre-war Dutch music industry. 

by Claartje Wesselink