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Most of my compositions are written for smaller ensembles, but there is also music for orchestra or electronic music. There are numerous compositions for lute, theorbo and guitar, including pieces of different styles as well as music for teaching.
Among the plucking instruments, especially lute and theorbo have fascinating tonal properties. 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 and theorbo music and new developments in instrument making. For this, a special page on this website is Contemporary Lute Music.
Here you will find past events
The Studies for Guitar are based on the opening motif a-b-c of the Chaconne in F Minor for Organ by Johann Pachelbel, which I transposed for an earlier arrangement to A minor and edited for guitar. The motif itself can only be heard hidden in these pieces, but forms the starting point for all fields of the composition. The studies are, despite their brevity, unique items, but can also be performed in the order given here.
Difficult to very difficult
Getastet – Balance – Moment – Am Grat
Total c. 7’30 minutes
From the tonal intermediate world, always on the threshold of the non-tangible.
In addition to the special tuning of the bass choirs, many different percussive articulations and playing techniques are used as well as playing with slide.
7 sets, about 18 minutes.
Read more on page Contemporary Lute Music…
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.
c. 8 minutes
Premiere took place within the concert series “Sonorizzonte” April 30, 2017, 6 pm at Alte Hofkapelle der Münchner Residenz.
Performed by Michael Freimuth, Laute and Arno Jochem, Viola da Gamba.
The short pieces should help to get into the barré technique on the guitar.
Book 1 provides easy pieces for guitar lessons, intended for students who are familiar with two- part-playing, chord playing, tirando and the beginnings of flageolet technique (harmonics), legato techniques and position changing.
Instead of key signatures only accidentals are used.
Book 2 for advanced players provides short pieces for practicing half, middle and full barré, combined with frequent position changes.
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