Here is anotherHymn Variation of Otto Dienel
The son of the cantor and organist Karl Wilhelm Dienel received organ lessons from his father at an early age and represented him at the service at the age of 10. Otto Dienel graduated from high school in Görlitz and then started an apprenticeship at the teacher training college in Bolesławiec . After several years as an assistant teacher in Olszanica (Alzenau) he had saved enough money to finance his longed-for music studies. From 1863 to 1867 Dienel was initially enrolled at the Royal Institute for Church Music and from 1864 at the Berlin Academy of the Arts . He studied organ, violin, singing and choral conducting as well as composition with August Wilhelm Bach ,Eduard Grell and Wilhelm Taubert . In addition to his studies, Dienel earned a small pocket money as a singing and organ teacher and took up his first official organist position at the St. Bartholomäuskirche in Berlin-Friedrichshain in 1865 and later moved to the Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche in Berlin-Kreuzberg .
Otto Dienel wrote around 600 works in the course of his life, but only around a quarter of them have survived in print. Numerous manuscripts were burned in the Second World War , another part is still family-owned. The largest number of his works make up the organ compositions, followed by didactic works. Dienel's compositions for voice, male and mixed choir and chamber music works are practically unknown.