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Concertino, GWV 800 (2019)

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Uploaded by: CarsonCooman (03/26/20)
Composer: Graap, Lothar
Sample Producer: OrganART Media
Sample Set: 2012 Metzler, Poblet Abbey, Spain
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Contemporary
Lothar Graap (b. 1933) — Concertino, GWV 800 (2019) for organ

1) Vorspiel
2) Variationen
3) Ostinato
4) Nachspiel

“Concertino”, GWV 800 (2019) was commissioned by Christoph Dohr for the dedication of a new four-stop 2019 chest organ built by Johannes Kircher. The four movements explore contrasting character and are registered with color changes all possible on the small instrument (8, 4, 2, 2 2/3). (On a larger organ, a wider set of stops can be used, while still keeping in mind the original sonic character.) The first movement is a joyful prelude. The second movement is a set of variations on the chorale melody “Ich singe dir mit Herz und Mund” or “Nun danket all und bringet Ehr.” The third movement is a quasi-passacglia with stop changes for each brief repetition of the ostinato. The fourth movement is a rondo postlude.

Lothar Graap (b. 1933) is a German composer and church musician. Educated at the conservatory in Görlitz, his primary teachers were Eberhard Wenzel and Hans Schneider. He also studied with Helmut Bornefeld and Siegfried Reda. In 1954 he began a career as a professional church musician in Niemegk, and he pursued this work at several positions until his retirement in 1998 from Cottbus, where he had been cantor at the Klosterkirche. By the time of his retirement, he had performed and directed more than 1000 vespers services and concerts in Cottbus. Graap has composed more than 700 compositions in many forms, with a particular focus on organ and choral music.

Published by Edition Dohr
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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