Raimund Schächer (b. 1960) — Es saß ein klein wild Vögelein (Partita), op. 53 (2015) for organ
“Es saß ein klein wild Vögelein (Partita),” op. 53 (2015) is based on a German song from Transylvania. The song (“There sat a small wild little bird”) tells of a small bird that sings throughout the winter night. The partita consists of the theme followed by twelve variations of differing character.
German composer and organist Raimund Schächer (b. 1960) was born in Hersbruck and was educated at the Meistersinger-Konservatorium in Nuremburg and the Academy for Protestant Church Music in Bayreuth. He has served as a church musician in Nuremberg, Pappenheim, Treuchtlingen, and Heidenheim. As a composer, Schächer has written a number of organ, choral, and chamber works. He has also been widely active as an editor of early keyboard music, and his editions have been published by Cornetto, Carus, Pro Organo, and Strube Verlag.