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dedicatee : Derkinderen, Antoon

RC 27 Missa in die festo

instrumentation: tenor, double male choir and organ ♦ As a child Diepenbrock grew to dislike the style of the masses for male choir used by composers from the first half of the nineteenth century, like Johannes van Bree, Johannes Verhulst, G.A. Heinze an…

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 31 Rey van Amsterdamsche maegden (“Nu stelt het puick van zoete keelen”)

instrumentation: female choir and orchestra ♦ As mentioned under RC 30, Diepenbrock’s Rey van clarissen (Choral Song of the Poor Clares) and Rey van Amsterdamsche maegden (Choral Song of the Amsterdam Virgins) were written in the same period: 4 J…

RC 33 Rey van edelingen (“Wij edelingen, blij van geest”)

instrumentation: mixed choir and orchestra ♦ On the last page of the manuscript of the piano score of his Rey van edelingen (Choral Song of the Noblemen) for mixed choir and orchestra, Diepenbrock notated the place and date where it had been cre…

RC 46 La lune blanche

instrumentation: high voice and piano ♦ For most of Diepenbrock’s songs the reason or incentive for composing them is documented. But that’s not the case with La lune blanche (The White Moon). It is not mentioned anywhere in his surviving c…

RC 108 Muziek bij Vondels Gijsbrecht van Aemstel

instrumentation: baritone, women choir, mixed choir and orchestra ♦ The premiere of Vondel’s Gijsbrecht van Aemstel in the Amsterdam City Theatre on Tuesday 25 June 1912 – the opening evening of the Dutch Music Festival – was an important event. For director Willem Ro…