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Der Mond ist aufgegangen

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Uploaded by: Bartfloete (02/21/14)
Composer: Collum, Herbert
Sample Producer: OrganART Media
Sample Set: F. Ladegast Surround
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Modern
Herbert Collum (1914-1982) was one of the leading German organists of the 20th century. He studied in Leipzig with Karl Straube and Günther Ramin (organ), with Kurt Thomas (choir conducting) and Johann Nepomuk David (composition). In 1935 he became organist at the Kreuzkirche in Dresden where a very productive cooperation with the Kreuzchor under Rudolf Mauersberger started. Collum stayed there until he died in 1982.

Collum's main focus as an organist were Bach and Reger. He was also an important teacher. As a composer he wrote not only church music, but also chamber and orchestra music.

His son Christian Collum is also a well-known organist. He has been living in Cologne since 1983 where I met him in the late 90es. We decided to make Herbert Collum's work available on and have started with some 30 scores and some live recordings by Christian. This beautiful choral prelude on the German folk song "Der Mond ist aufgegangen" is also available for download on

I found a nice translation into English:

The moon has risen.
The golden stars shine
in the sky, brightly and clearly.
The woods stand black and silent.
And magically, from the meadows
the white mist is rising.
(Bertram Kottmann)

So, put your headphones on, close your eyes, relax and enjoy the beautiful Ladegast sampleset.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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