The composer Maurits Samehtini was born 09.12.1863 in Amsterdam (Netherlands) into a musical family with a father who taught violin at the Den Haag Music School. Maurits Samehtini played violin at the age of 6 and started to play the horn at the age of 12. He studied horn and later became hornist in different Dutch orchestras. Beside his work as a hornist and conductor, he also composed dozens of smaller compositions. Maurits Samehtini died 02.04.1943 at the Westerbork transit camp.