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MARIUS MONNIKENDAM

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Marius Monnikendam

Period

28-05-1896 - 22-05-1977

Genre

componist, contemporary classical music, orgel

Marius Monnikendam

Monnikendam composed mostly sacred and orchestral music in a traditional style. He received various government commissions for new works. A well-known orchestral piece of his is Arbeid, Symphonische Beweging [Labour, Symphonic Movement] (1931). Sacred music – including various Masses and three Te Deum settings – formed an important part of ...
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Instruments

componist, orgel

Biography Marius Monnikendam

Monnikendam composed mostly sacred and orchestral music in a traditional style. He received various government commissions for new works. A well-known orchestral piece of his is Arbeid, Symphonische Beweging [Labour, Symphonic Movement] (1931). Sacred music – including various Masses and three Te Deum settings – formed an important part of his oeuvre. Among his other vocal works are the Lamentations of Jeremiah (1956), written in commemoration of Queen Wilhemina; the Requiem, for choir, contralto and percussion (1961), written in the memory of those who fell in World War II; and the oratorio Noë ou La Destruction du Premier Monde (1956). Monnikendam also composed chamber music, songs and incidental music for the theatre. He was a music editor for various newspapers and magazines.

1896 - 1926

Marius Monnikendam is born on May 28 in Haarlem. studies the organ with J.B. de Pauw and composition with Sem Dresden at the Amsterdam Conservatory. In 1925 he receives a National Grant to study music abroad, permitting him to take lessons in Paris with Vincent d'Indy and Louis Aubert.

1927 - 1933

After completing his studies, Monnikendam teaches composition and music theory at the Rotterdam Conservatory and the Muzieklyceum in Amsterdam.

1931

He dedicates the orchestral piece Arbeid, Symphonische Beweging to the Concertgebouw Orchestra and its conductor Willem Mengelberg, who premiere the work.

1933

Monnikendam is named music editor at the daily newspaper De Maasbode. After De Maasbode merges with De Tijd in 1960 he remains with the combined publication. He is also a regular contributor to the music magazine Mens en Melodie.

1956

This year Monnikendam composes The Lamentations of Jeremiah, in commemoration of Queen Wilhemina and the oratorio Noë ou La Destruction du Premier Monde.

1961

Requiem, for choir, contralto and percussion, is premiered. The work is written in memory of those who fell during World War II.

1977

Marius Monnikendam dies on May 22 in Heerlen.

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