Burkhard Mohr (b. 1955) — Preludio pro organo pleno (2018) for organ
"Preludio pro organo pleno" (2018) is inspired by the “stylus phantasticus” (“fantastic style”) employed in works of the early and mid-baroque era. Mohr’s piece employs traditional elements of this free and expressive genre within the context of a contemporary modal/tonal language.
German composer Burkhard Mohr (b. 1955) was born in Gamsbach/Oberhessen and was educated in Frankfurt where he studied music and theology. He also attended the Darmstadt new music courses with Stockhausen, Kagel, Ligeti, and Xenakis. He has worked as a church musician in Frankfurt-Höchst and Wiesbaden and also taught music for many years at the technical university in Frankfurt. Mohr has composed numerous musical works in many genres, including several operas and orchestral works along with much chamber music and music for choir and organ. Mohr’s music usually concerns itself with the blurry boundaries and connections between atonal (12-tone) and tonal (triadic) materials and with the unexpected (or traditionally extended) formal designs that can result from teasing out these connections.