Mulder, Ernest Willem

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Mulder, Ernest Willem

Mulder, Ernest Willem, Dutch composer, conductor, and teacher; b. Amsterdam, July 21, 1898; d. there, April 12, 1959. He was a pupil of Schulz (piano) and Zweers (composition) at the Amsterdam Toonkunst cons., where he later was a prof, of theory and composition. From 1938 to 1947 he lectured at the Univ. of Utrecht. He also was director of the Bussum Music School and conductor of the Toonkunst Musical Soc.


dramatic: opera:Dafne (1932–34). o r c h. : Piano Concerto (1935); Sinfonia sacra III: Super psalmos (1948) and IV: Super passionem (1949–50). chamber: 2 violin sonatas (both 1920); Ars contrapunctica, 7 pieces for Various Instrumental Combinations (1938–40); Sonata (in modo classico) for Solo Violin (1941); Trio for 3 Bassoons (1942); String Quartet (1942); Sextet for Winds and Piano (1946); Quartet for Oboe, Bassoon, Cello, and Harp (1946). vocal: 3 chansons for Soprano and Orch. (1921–28); Sinfonia sacra I for 6 Soloists, Chorus, and Orch. (1922–32) and 77: Dialogue mystique for Baritone, Chorus, and Orch. (1936–40); Requiem (Missa pro defunctis) for Soloists, Chorus, and Orch. (1927–32); Holland for Chorus and Orch. (1942); Maria-motetten, 5 pieces for Soprano and Various Instrumental Ensembles (1945); Stabat Mater dolorosa for Soloists, Chorus, and Orch. (1948); Te Deum laudamus for Chorus and Orch. (1951); Symphonietta for Medium Voice and Orch. (1958); songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis Mclntire