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Quintette N° 2 pour instruments à vent

By Ignace Lilien

Chamber music
Wind quintet (fl ob cl h fg)
location of manuscript archive registration number 009/106
published score catalogue application number NMI 13177


Quintet nr 2 for wind instruments

1. Braziliera
2. Ballade
3. Finale

Composed in Porto Allegre

About Ignace Lilien

Ignace Lilien

His hometown Lemberg, in the Ukraine known as Lviv, and in Poland as Lwów, has a history of occupation by shifting powers. This is why the Germans had trouble figuring out Ignace Lilien's real identity; he survived the war with forged documents. He worked as a chemical engineer, but that didn’t stop him from composing a large oeuvre. His life was as varied as his music, with influences ranging from Polish modernism to South American rhythms and timbres.

by Frans van Ruth