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Ernest Willem Mulder
1898 - 1959
The Netherlands
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E.W. Mulder
Ernest Willem Mulder (21/07/1898 - 12/04/1959), a Dutch composer and theorist, born in Amsterdam. He studied piano with Ulfert Schulz and composition with Bernard Zweers at the Amsterdam Conservatory. He was professor of composition and theory at the Amsterdam Conservatory. He wrote songs, choral compositions, the opera Dafne, 4 symphonies (among which two with choir and soloists), Requiem, Te Deum, Stabat Mater, incidental music for the medieval play Esmoreit and chamber music. Ars contrapunctica I and Ars contrapunctica II, as the titles implies, constitute a real anthology of contrapuntal technique. He wrote a book on harmony and a book on polyphony.
Author:Theo Willemze
Source:Componistenlexicon and http://catalogus.donemus.nl/minisis/files/bios/b003604.doc
Missa pro defunctis
Period:Expressionism
Composed in:1932
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
In memory of:the composer's father
This requiem is written between 1927-1932 and is for soli SATB, choir SATB, 2 voices boyschoir and orchestra, written in memory of the father of the componist.