Saint Lambert

Saint Lambert was commissioned by Chr. Muziekvereniging Jeduthun Oldemarkt for their 110th anniversary (1905-2015). The piece is based on the legend of Saint Lambert. In the seventh century he was appointed bishop of Maastricht. The work starts with the main theme followed by the Saint-theme. In the first section the unstable political situation is portrayed, eventually leading to the banishment of Lambert. In the second section  we find Lambert at the monastery of Stavelot defying wind and snow while his prayers, this act leads to his eventual canonization as saint. In the third section ascension day has arrived in Oldemarkt where the Lambertus market takes place and we hear the Bachchoral “Als Vierzig Tag nach Ostern“.