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Günter Gruschwitz (Composer)

Born: November 22, 1928 - Germany

The German church musician and composer, Günter Gruschwitz, worked as a Kantor in Düsseldorf-Gerresheim and at the Marktkirche in Neuwied and at the Evangelischen Kirchenkreises (Evangelical Church district) Wied until his retirement in 1992. For his services he was awarded the title of Church Music Director (KMD). In 1999 he received the Culture Prize of the city of Neuwied.

Works

Choral works:
Credo 2000, for 4-8-part mixed choir, Op. 38
Der du die Zeit in Händen hast, for soloists, choir, brass, percussion & 2 pianos, Op. 26
Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt, for 2 voices, flute & viola. Op. 13d
Deutsche Vesper "Lobet den Namen des Herrn!", for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 36
Hosianna, for two-part children's choir & four-part mixed chorus, Op. 14b
Gehe hin in alle Welt, for soprano & bass solo, speaker, orchestra, percussion & harpsichord, Op. 25
Kleine Kantate zum Pfingstfest (Little Cantata for the Feast of Pentecost), for 1-3 equal voices & instruments, Op. 13c
Kleine Liedkantate zur Weihnacht (Small Song for Christmas Cantata), for 1-3-voice children's choir & instruments, Op. 13a
Kleine Osterkantate (Small Easter Cantata), for 1-3-voice children's choir & instruments, Op. 13b
Mein Gott, warum hast du mich verlassen, Passion motet (based on Psalm 22) & Chorale Ich bin, mein Heil, verbunden; for 4-voice choir (SATB), Op. 14c
Nun lasst uns Gott, dem Herren, chorale cantata for church choir & wind instruments, Op. 9
Requiem - deutsch, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 47
Siehe, das ist Gottes Lamm, Passions motet on Joh. 1, 29 & Isa. 54, 6, 5 with chorale O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig; for 4-voice choir (SATB), Op. 14a

Organ Works:
Sonate über Liedweisen aus dem Genfer Psalter, Op. 30
Toccata und Fuge über die Tonfolge b-a-c-h, Op. 27 (1985)
Variationen über ein Thema von Max Reger, Op. 21
Wir glauben all an einen Gott, Passacaglia, Fugue & Chorale, Op. 16

 

Source: German Wikipedia Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (May 2013)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2013)

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