C. A. Kern was born in 1836 in Bobenhausen, Hessia. After studying in Friedberg, he worked as a school teacher and organist in several places: Villingen (1854â€“1859), Ilbeshausen (1859â€“1864), Hartershausen bei Schlitz (1864â€“1869), Schlitz (1869â€“1879) and finally Laubach (1879â€“1897).
Kern is particularly famous for the setting of more than 100 of Georg Christian Dieffenbach's children's songs.
He also composed many organ pieces for service use. Typically his compositions were published as collections with well-sounding names such as "Orgelfreund" (organ friend), "Orgelschatz" (organ treasure).
Kern died in 1897 in Laubach.
The collection "ZwĂ¶lf Vor- und Nachspiele fĂĽr die Orgel", Op. 46, was published in 1882. This recorded piece is
#2 - PrĂ¤ludium C major
This recording also demonstrates the use of the perspective control system: For Registration and perspective settings see attachment.
P.S.: I am not too happy with the timing in this recording. I am going to record PrĂ¤ludium #2 again another day,