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Zwei Meditationen (Nacht und Tag), GWV 732 (2014)

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Uploaded by: CarsonCooman (12/05/15)
Composer: Graap, Lothar
Sample Producer: OrganART Media
Sample Set: Wilhelm Sauer - 1904 OAM
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Contemporary
Lothar Graap (b. 1933) — Zwei Meditationen (Nacht und Tag), GWV 732 (2014) for organ

Two Meditations (Night and Day)
1. ...behüt uns heut in dieser Nacht (“…protect us today during this night“)
2. Sei uns wilkommen, lieber Tag (“Be welcome, beloved day“)

The two movements of this work “Zwei Meditationen (Nacht und Tag) are dramatically contrasting. Each is titled after the second verse of a chorale: the first from “Christe, du bist der helle Tag” and the second from “Steht auf, ihr lieben Kinderlein.”

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.

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Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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