Raimund Schächer (b. 1960) — Fantasie “Das Zipser Schneegebürg”, op. 36 (2004) for organ
“Fantasie ‘Das Zipser Schneegebürg’”, op. 36 (2004) takes its name from the Tatra Mountains that form the border between Slovakia and Poland. The piece has a dance-like character; the style alludes to both Renaissance dance music and folk music, with its musette-like harmonies.
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.