What’s New

Current composing / arranging activities

Chorale Partita on the Marian hymn tune "Ave Maria zart" for organ overlooked and fixed for a new edition. A rather conservative and romantik work from 1991.

Orchestration of  Lewandowski´s 84th Psalm for choir and large orchestra, commissioned by the Cappella Lacensis choir, finished. 

Orchestration of Nowakowski´s "Adonoi z´choronu" for cantor, choir and large orchestra, commissioned by the Cappella Lacensis choir, almost finished.
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Liturgical organ music in the Minster of Maria Laach


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ascension Day

9:00 AM Convent´s High Mass and 11:00 AM Mass

Postlude: 

Peter Christian Lutkin | 1858 - 1931
Prelude on "Crown him with many crowns" (Ascensiontide)

5:30 PM Vespers:

Postlude: 

Wilhelm Conradi | 1816 - 1904
Postlude in D Major

 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

7th Sunday of Eastertide

9:00 AM Convent's High Mass and 11:00 AM Mass

Postlude: 

Johann Sebastian Bach | 1685 - 1750
Toccata in D Major BWV 912 / 1

5:30 PM Uhr Vespers

Postlude: 

Richard Bartmuß | 1859 - 1910
Finale from "Resurrection Morning"


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Next events

2017 Jun 03, 12:00 pm: Noon cocnert
Maria Laach, Abbey Church, Stahlhuth organ
Website of Maria Laach´s organ concert series (only German)
 

 

Organ music for Pentecost

Johann Sebastian Bach | 1685 – 1750
▪ Fantasia “Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott” BWV 651

Charles Callahan | * 1951
From “The Gentle Spirit” – Three quiet pieces
▪ I. Canticle 
▪ II. Distant Chimes 

Rob Peters | * 1969
Seven little studies on the Gregorian Pentecost Hymn Tune
“Veni Creator Spiritus”

Jeanne Demessieux | 1921 – 1968
Veni Creator Spiritus

Charles Callahan
From “The Gentle Spirit”
▪ III. The Souls of the Righteous in the Hand of God

Markus Karas | * 1961
Pentecost Toccata

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2017 Jun 10, 12:00 pm: Noon concert
Maria Laach, Abbey church, Stahlhuth organ
Website of Maria Laach´s organ concert series (only German)
 

Organ music for the Trinity Sunday

Johann Sebastian Bach | 1685 – 1750
Chorale Preludes
▪ Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit BWV 669
▪ Christe, aller Welt Trost BWV 670
▪ Kyrie, Gott Heiliger Geist BWV 671

J. Stuart Archer | 1866 - 1954
▪ Prelude-Improvisation
▪ Andante in A
▪ Postlude

Charles Tournemire | 1870 – 1939
From the office for Trinity Sunday in
„L´Orgue Mystique“ (The mystic organ)
▪ V. Triptyque (Final) (the Trinity vesper hymn tune "O lux beata trinitas
is varied inside this piece)

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2017 Jun 17, 11:00 am: Organ Recital
Mount Zion, Jerusalem, Israel, Dormition Church, Oberlinger Organ
Website "The Israel International Organ Festival"
                   

Aloÿs CLAUSSMANN | 1850 – 1926                                                                     
From Second Organ Sonata op. 46
▪ III. Final (Allegro non troppo)

Georg Friedrich HAENDEL | 1685 – 1759                                                         
From Nine German Arias for Soprano, Oboe and basso continuo
▪ My Soul is listening by watching (arr. for organ by Gereon Krahforst 2013)

Jean LANGLAIS | 1907 – 1991
From “Gregorian Triptych”
▪ I. Rosa mystica

Johann Sebastian BACH | 1685 – 1750
▪ Canzona in D Minor BWV 588                                                                                 
▪ Chorale Prelude on “Christ, our Lord, came to Jordan River”  BWV 684                

Petr EBEN | 1929 – 2007
From “Musica Dominicalis”
▪ Moto ostinato

Rami BAR-NIV | * 1945
Prayer

Gereon KRAHFORST | * 1973                   
Benedictin Suite
I. Procession
II. Psalmody (Meditation)
III. Hymnus
IV. The Bells of Maria Laach Abbey

André FLEURY | 1903 – 1995                                                        
From Second Organ Symphony           
▪ I. Modéré                                                                                                                  
▪ IV. Final                   

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