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poet : Anonymus

RC 10 Vijftiende-eeuwsch bruyloftslied (“Heer Jezus in der bruyloft quam”)

instrumentation: vocal quartet or mixed choir a cappella ♦ Like Blij stond de zon (Joyfully Stood the Sun, RC 9), Diepenbrock composed the Vijftiende-eeuwsch bruyloftslied (Fifteenth-Century Wedding Song) for the wedding of his college friend Jan Sterck. Both…

RC 26* Het daghet uyt den Oosten

Diepenbrock makes no mention of his draft of Het daghet uyt den Oosten (The Sun Rises in the East) in his correspondence. Moreover, the manuscript bears no date, so we can only guess when and why he s…

RC 36 Caelestis urbs Jerusalem

instrumentation: mixed choir a cappella ♦ Caelestis urbs Jerusalem for five-part mixed choir a cappella was written for the celebration of the seventieth birthday of the architect P.J.H. (Pierre) Cuypers (1827-1921), the leading figure of the…

RC 56 Den uil (“Den uil die op den peerboom zat”)

instrumentation: vocal quartet ♦ Diepenbrock called the humoristic vocal quartet Den uil (The Owl), which he composed in the summer of 1902, “a joke”, written especially for Gerard Zalsman’s ensemble of soloists. (BD V:330) It was wr…

RC 57 Oud paaschlied uit Twente (“Christus is opgestanden”)

instrumentation: mixed choir a cappella ♦ Several versions of the Easter hymn Christus is opgestanden (Christ Has Risen) are in use in Dutch-speaking regions. The most common one, on a fairly dogmatic five-strophe text, was already published …

RC 137 Preghiera alla madonna (“Ricordatevi, o pietosissima vergine Maria”)

instrumentation: tenor and piano ♦ In 1917 Alphons Diepenbrock arranged his Memorare (RC 54) for the tenor Giuseppe Reschiglian, a singer at the Opera Italiana in the Netherlands. It is not clear from the correspondence whether Preghie…

RC 138 Come raggio di sol

instrumentation: soprano and piano ♦ On 10 October 1916 Diepenbrock wrote in a letter to the Rome-based journalist Marie van Maanen (1864-1937), with whom he had a friendly relationship: If only my Italian was good enough, then I would a…

RC 139 Come raggio di sol

instrumentation: soprano and windquintet ♦ Although the mezzo-soprano Anke Schierbeek was the one who inspired Diepenbrock to set Caldara’s Come raggio di sol (Like a Ray of Sun, RC 138) to music, he wrote the song with the voice of the sopran…