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RC 7 Dämmerung (“Dämm’rung senkte sich von oben”)

instrumentation: mixed choir a cappella ♦ Dämmerung (Twilight), number VIII of the cycle Chinesisch-Deutsche Jahres- und Tageszeiten (Chinese-German Seasons and Times of Day), is the first poem by Goethe that Diepenbrock set to music. There i…

RC 28 Rey van burchtsaeten (“Waar werd oprechter trouw”)

instrumentation: mixed choir a cappella ♦ Diepenbrock’s interest in Joost van den Vondel, the greatest Dutch poet from the Golden Era, was kindled at an early age. Both of his parents were members of a society that came together to read plays…

RC 34 Stabat mater dolorosa

instrumentation: mixed choir a cappella ♦ In January 1896, five years after composing his Stabat mater dolorosa for male choir in ’s-Hertogenbosch (see RC 22), Diepenbrock – who was back in Amsterdam – completed the piece by setting the missi…

RC 35 Stabat mater speciosa

instrumentation: mixed choir a cappella ♦ In March 1896 Diepenbrock turned to the counterpart of the Stabat mater dolorosa text: the Stabat mater speciosa, which has also been attributed to Jacopone da Todi and was published in 1852 by the me…

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 52 Carmen saeculare

instrumentation: mixed choir a cappella ♦ Diepenbrock composed his Carmen saeculare in behest of the Royal Choral Society Mastreechter Staar. It was intended as a compulsory work in the mixed choirs category at the international choral compet…

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 71 Wilhelmus van Nassouwe

instrumentation: mixed choir a cappella ♦ On 16 July 1906 the Rembrandt hall of the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum was opened by His Royal Highness Prince Hendrik. For this festive occasion Diepenbrock composed the Hymne aan Rembrandt (Hymn to Rembran…

RC 145* En cette heure

instrumentation: mixed choir a cappella ♦ “À cette heure où le ciel qui va mourir se teinte” (At that time that the sky is to lose its colour) is the opening line of Ernest Raynaud’s Crépuscule (Twilight) from his collection Le Signe (The Sig…