Hartwig Barte-Hanssen (b. 1961) — Fantasie in Gelb, op. 139 (2018) for organ
“Fantasie in Gelb”, op. 139 (Fantasy in Yellow) is a meditation inspired by the yellow color of late spring or early summer. Slow-moving outer sections create a rich harmonic atmosphere. The higher-pitched middle section is slightly more animated, with a theme drawn from the letters of the word “Gelb” (German for “yellow.”)
German composer and organist Hartwig Barte-Hanssen (b. 1961) studied at the University of Hamburg where his teachers in music included Rose Kim, Eberhard Müller, and György Ligeti. He has appeared as a concert organist throughout Europe and serves as organist and choirmaster at St. Bartholomew in Wilster. Barte-Hanssen has composed works in varied genres including solo and chamber works and a number of cantatas and oratorios.