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Variations on Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern

composer
2008

 
The Variations on Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern were commissioned by Freunde der Musik am Münster, Liebfrauenmünster, Ingolstadt, Germany for oboe and organ. The premiere was given on 14 September 2008 by Georgi Kobulaschwili, oboe and Naji Hakim, organ. The solo part could also be played by violin, flute, clarinet or saxophone soprano.

The music of the three variations, Largo – Larghetto – Allegro con spirito, paraphrases Philipp Nicolai’s melody and comments the spirit and characters of selected stanzas from Nicolai’s original poem Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern.

from notes by Pastor Hanne Margrethe Tougaard © 2011

Recordings

Hakim: Set me as a seal upon your heart & other chamber music
SIGCD245Download only

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Movement 1: Largo
Track 12 on SIGCD245 [2'03] Download only
Movement 2: Larghetto
Movement 3: Allegro con spirito

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