Raimund Schächer (b. 1960) — Kleine Partita über “Abend ward, bald kommt die Nacht”, op. 47 (2008) for organ
“Kleine Partita über ‘Abend ward, bald kommt die Nacht’”, op. 47 (2008) is based on a German folk song, an evening hymn with a text by Rudolph Alexander Schröder (1878–1962), “It was evening; now the night comes.” The theme is followed by six variations.
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.