Andreas Willscher (b. 1955) — Die Glocken von Sainte-Radegonde (2008) for organ
The composer writes: “Sainte-Radegonde is a small town on the border of the Dordogne and Lot-et-Garonne. The bells of the ancient village church today ring the Angelus.“
Andreas Willscher (b. 1955) studied composition, theory, and organ in Hamburg. In 1971 he was appointed organist of the St. Francis Church in Hamburg and in 2000 at the church of St. Joseph-Wandsbek. In addition, he has been keyboardist for several jazz and rock ensembles. Willscher has received many awards and commissions for his compositions, which range widely in form: from symphonic music and oratorios to cabaret and rock scores. His organ style blends elements of the traditional repertoire with contemporary jazz and pop influences.