Hermann Schroeder

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Synopsis[edit]

German composer, Catholic church musician, teacher, and organist

  • 1904 born in Bernkastel
  • 1926–30 studied at the Cologne Musikhochschule, where his organ teacher was Hans Bachem.
  • 1930–38 taught music theory at Rheinische Musikschule in Cologne.
  • 1938–45 cathedral organist in Trier.
  • 1940 became director of the Trier School of Music.
  • 1946 began teaching theory at the Cologne Musikhochschule, where he became a professor of choral conducting, counterpoint and composition in 1948.
  • 1947–62 director of Cologne’s Bach Society.
  • 1956–61 lecturer at the University of Cologne.
  • 1958–61 deputy director of the Cologne Musikhochschule.
  • 1984 died in Bad Orb.

Schroeder's main contributions were in the area of Catholic Church music, which he reformed and brought into the 20th century. He employed techniques from the Middle Ages such as fauxbourdon, modes, and Gregorian Chant, while using quintal and quartal harmonies in linear 20th-century polyphony. He has been compared to Paul Hindemith. He wrote many works for organ, and for organ in various chamber ensembles.

For details, see the Wikipedia article on Hermann Schroeder.

List of Organ Works[edit]

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Opus Title Season
Op. 5 Toccata and Fantasy 1930
Prelude and Fugue ‘Christ lag in Todesbanden’ 1930
Op. 9 Little Preludes and Intermezzi 1932
Op. 11 ''Six Chorales (Sechs Orgelchoräle),'' Op. 11 1934
Die Marianische Antiphone 1954
Praeambeln und Interludien 1954
Organ Sonata No. 1 1957
Partita ‘Veni Creator Spiritus’ 1959
Kleine Intraden 1960
Orgel Ordinarium ‘Cunctipotens genitor Deus’ 1964
Organ Sonata No.2 1966
Organ Sonata No.3 1970
Variations on the ‘Tonus Peregrinus’ 1975
Concerto piccolo 1977
Skizzen 1978

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Hermann Schroeder "Variationen über den Tonus peregrinus", performed by Maria-Magdalena Kaczor

FSPC - 17 June 2012 - Offertory - "Preludes for Organ" No V (Hermann Schroeder) , performed by Jon DeHorn

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