Burkhard Mohr (b. 1955) — Pieps 2 auf D (2016) for organ
“Pieps” (2016) is a series of pieces written at “4’ basis”—meaning they are intended to be played with only 4’ or higher pitched stops. (Hence the title: “peeps” in English.) The pieces were inspired by the historical positive organ in Klarenthal Abbey in Wiesbaden, Germany.
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.
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