Die Blom van Orleans

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Die Blom van Orleans (or Die Blom van Orléans, i.e. "The flower of Orleans") is verse sangspel (i.e. a "sung play", known in German as a "Singspiel"[1]) by D.F. Malherbe (1881-1969).

The original text

Published in his poetry collection Rivier en Veld ("River and Veldt") by Nasionale Pers in 1922.

Translations and adaptations

In 1939 Malherbe adapted it as a "sangspelagtige stuk" (a "musical style like piece") called Drakenstein for performance during the Hugenotefees ("Huguenot Festival") in Bloemfontein.

Performance history in South Africa


Stellenbosch University Library catalogue

Typed list, E. Reyneke, 1978


J.C. Kannemeyer 1978. Geskiedenis van die Afrikaanse Literatuur I. Pretoria: Academica. (Second edition, 1984[2], pp. 162

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