New editions of the national anthem ‘Ons Heemecht’

The musicologist Pierre Schwickerath spotted the original manuscript of Jean-Antoine Zinnen’s composition in the collections of the Bibliothèque nationale. The score is set for men’s chorus TTBB and symphony orchestra – not for woodwind ensemble, as has been previously claimed. On the occasion of this year’s national holiday, Luxembourg Music Publishers presents this original edition. The composer Ivan Boumans has been commissioned to adapt and arrange an extensive set of versions: for chamber orchestra, symphony orchestra with SATB ad libitum, wind ensemble and SATB ad libitum, as well as versions for mixed or men’s chorus with piano accompaniment. Additionally, Pierre Schwickerath will contribute a version for chorus and organ. The version for mixed chorus and symphony orchestra will be premiered at the official ceremony of national holiday at the Philharmonie de Luxembourg.