2 Alice Nahon songs

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Bidden is zichzelf vergeten om te denken aan een ander[1] (Alice Nahon)

Opus 103



  • instrumentation: soprano[3] and piano
  • duration: ca 6'30"


  • A. Schaduw [Shadow]
    • text incipit: Ik heb de liefde liefgehad [I loved love]
    • tempo: Andante, molto legato e sempre come trascinando
    • time signature: 4/4
      Legley 103-1.jpg
  • B. Avondliedeken [Evening Song][4]
    • text incipit: 't Is goed in 't eigen hart te kijken [It is good to look into one's own heart]
    • tempo: Mesto
    • time signature: 4/4
      Legley 103-2.jpg


  • autograph: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BV-03-4092
  • photocopy of a transposed version of song B: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BV-03-4092. Photocopy of a manuscript by Jozef De Beenhouwer made for a recording (see above).


  1. To pray is to forget oneself in order to think of another.
  2. De Roeck, p.527-528.
  3. On a photocopy of his autograph, however, Legley wrote down: 1° lied te laag voor sopraan [First song too low for soprano].
  4. Autograph: 1 toon lager [1 tone lower]. BV-03-4092 contains a version of the song transposed by Jozef De Beenhouwer (6 August 1985).