Sigfrid Karg-Elert (born Oberndorf am Neckar, 21 Nov 1877; died Leipzig, 9 April 1933)
Number 22 Soll ich meinem Gott nicht singen?
This one was the next one to do in my Opus 65 uploads and I wondered how it would sound on the 25 stop Veendam baroque-style organ. I think this particular one sounds fairly convincing.
Organ details here; http://www.pbrd.nl/index.php/vo/sampleset-kaat-tijhuis-veendam
It is only the second upload to Concert Hall using this sample.
The music is here;
66 organ pieces composed between 1906 and 1908. They were first published in 1909 and dedicated to Alexandre Guilmant. Op 65 includes the well known Nun danket alle Gott.
Karg-Elert was a German composer and teacher whose most notable influences included Carl Reinecke, Edvard Grieg, Claude Debussy, Arnold Schoenberg, and Alexander Scriabin.
His favourite instrument to compose for was the Kunstharmonium, a versatile French creation that allowed him the range of colors he preferred. From 1924 he gave weekly radio harmonium recitals from his house. To see Karg-Elert's creativity and the flexibility and range of colours offered by the Kunstharmonium have a look at Opus 101. Musical portaits of 33 composers from Palestrina to Schönberg.