Thomas Bocklenberg

Thomas Bocklenberg

Composing and Playing

Most of my compositions are written for smaller ensembles, but there is also music for orchestra or electronic music. For some years now, I have been applying myself to compositions for lute, theorbo and guitar very intensively, including  music for tuition.
Among the plucking instruments, especially the lute has fascinating tonal properties. Considering the multifaceted music scene today, there is a chance for composers and players to break away from the cliché of a merely historical instrument. It would pave the way for contemporary lute music and new developments in lute making.
As a player of Lute, Theorbo, Guitar and Baroque Guitar, continuo an solo music of renaissance and baroque belong to the repertory, as well as  compositions of my own.




03.10.2016 Frühbarocke Musik aus Monteverdis Zeit um 1600
Angelus Ensemble Bonn
Location: Evangelische Kirche Birnbach
Address: Kirchstraße 11, Birnbach, Rheinland Pfalz.
Time: 19:00 Uhr.
Italienische Vokal- und Instrumentalmusik aus Monteverdis Zeit um 1600. Italian vocal and instrumental music from Monteverdi`s time around the year 1600.

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CLM – Downloads of New Lute Music

Selected new music for lute instruments and chamber music with lute by Thomas Bocklenberg is now published at Scores are available as free downloads. You can get detailed information about each piece, if possible with audio sample.





Blind Touch for Lute and Viol (2016)


New score available on

In this piece, rhythmics and tempo structures are a particular challenge for the players. To interpret the piece properly, the players have to find closest proximity despite the tonal diversity of the instruments.

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Codex Brevis – Scherzo ex anima IV (2014)


New score available on

The piece is composed for Violin, Descant Recorder, Bass Viol and Lute.  It was premiered in 2014 by  the ensemble Quadro con Liuto, Bonn.
It is dedicated to Hans-Georg Büchel. As player and organizer he merits recognition for the performance of Ancient Music for many years. not only in the Bonn area . Furthermore, he was open-minded for New Music and has premiered some contemporary works.

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Angelus Ensemble Bonn

Angelus Ensemble Bonn Foto: Christopher Jelen

Monday October 3, 2016, 7 pm

Italian vocal and instrumental music from Monteverdi`s time around the year 1600.
Angelus Ensemble Bonn. Evangelical church Birnbach. Details.

Tobias Hume, First Part of Ayres etc. 1605

Tobias Hume, First Part of Ayres etc. 1605

Saturday October 29, 2016, 5 pm

Collegium Josephinum, Bonn

“Florilegium musicale” – an hour of baroque music for viol and lute.
Works by Hume, Schenk, Schwartzkopff, Marais u.a. .

Franz-Georg Kreuzer: Viol, Thomas Bocklenberg: Lute, Theorbo.

Michael Freimuth

Lautenist Michael Freimuth

Kokoro for Theorbo – First Performance

Lutenist Michael Freimuth has premiered Bocklenberg’s piece „KOKORO“ for theorbo within his recital at Peterskirche Kirchdornberg / Bielefeld on january 24, 2016 (Konzertreihe für Alte Musik). See the review.