Hermann Seidl (1958–2018) — Praeludium und Finale (1998) for organ
German composer Hermann Seidl (1958–2018) was born in Würzburg, Northern Bavaria and was educated at the university there. He taught music composition and theory in Erlangen, Kitzingen, and Würzburg. As a composer, Seidl produced a body of work in many genres including orchestra, chamber ensembles, choral, electronic, jazz and rock, and experimental music theater. He was awarded the Förderpreis Musik der Sudetendeutschen Landsmannschaft in 1993. Seidl’s musical style drew on a variety of influences, often with a focus on transparent textures, repeated patterns, and modal harmony. In addition to the traditional classical repertoire, influences can be found from minimalist and ambient music as well as blues and jazz.