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Großer Gott, wir loben dich (Fantasie), GWV 550 (2006)

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Uploaded by: CarsonCooman (05/12/16)
Composer: Graap, Lothar
Sample Producer: OrganART Media
Sample Set: F. Ladegast Surround
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Contemporary
Description:
Lothar Graap (b. 1933) — Großer Gott, wir loben dich (Fantasie), GWV 550 (2006) for organ

This work (based on the melody by Heinrich Bone, 1852) was written for the dedication of the restored 1812 Schröther organ in the Evangelischen Kirche Frankena bei Doberlug-Kirchhain (Germany).

Lothar Graap (b. 1933) is a German composer and church musician. Educated at the conservatory in Görlitz, his primary teachers were Eberhard Wenzel and Hans Schneider. He also studied with Helmut Bornefeld and Siegfried Reda. In 1954 he began a career as a professional church musician in Niemegk, and he pursued this work at several positions until his retirement in 1998 from Cottbus, where he had been cantor at the Klosterkirche. By the time of his retirement, he had performed and directed more than 1000 vespers services and concerts in Cottbus. Graap has composed more than 700 compositions in many forms, with a particular focus on organ and choral music.

Published by Edition Musica Rinata
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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