Music by Andreas Willscher


Carson Cooman has recorded many pieces by German composer Andreas Willscher (b. 1955).

Willscher studied composition, theory, and organ in his native Hamburg. In 1971 he was appointed organist of the St. Francis Church in Hamburg and in 2000 at the church of St. Joseph-Wandsbek. In addition, he has been keyboardist for several jazz and rock ensembles. Willscher has received many awards and commissions for his compositions, which range widely in form: from symphonic music and oratorios to cabaret and rock scores. His organ works are very diverse, ranging from large-scale post-tonal pieces to some that blend elements of the traditional repertoire with contemporary jazz and pop influences. In addition to his own composition and performing activities, Willscher has published a number of literary and scientific articles in journals and encyclopedias and has been very active in collecting and preserving lost and forgotten music from earlier eras. In 1995, Willscher was awarded the Sudetendeutscher Culture Prize for Music and in 2012 the Ansgar Medal from the Archdiocese of Hamburg for services to church music. In 2015, in honor of his 60th birthday and life’s work as a musician, he received the Johann Wenzel Stamitz Prize from the Arts Guild of Esslingen.


A CD release is available:

Andreas Willscher: Organ Symphony No. 5, “Of Francis’s Preaching about Holy Poverty”

 


In addition to the music recorded on CD, Carson has recorded numerous pieces by Willscher that can be listened to online at Contrebombarde Concert Hall (online listening stream links), or YouTube (full playlist), or downloaded as MP3 files.

Aquarium (2002)
1) Organ “Coral” (MP3)
2) Ray (MP3)
3) Burbot (MP3)
4) Seahorse (MP3)
5) Sea Anemone (MP3)
6) Sea Cucumber (MP3)
7) Sea Robin (MP3)
8) Seadragon (MP3)
9) Mudskipper (MP3)
Published by Dr. J. Butz Musikverlag
Online listening stream (complete) / MP3 (complete)

Alla marcia (2006)
Online listening stream / MP3
Ave Maria (2006)
Online listening stream / MP3
Batalla de Clarines (2013)
Online listening stream / MP3
Clair de Lune (2006)
Online listening stream / MP3
Die Glocken von Sainte-Radegonde (2006)
Online listening stream / MP3
Élévation (2006)
Online listening stream / MP3
Flöten-Solo (2006)
Online listening stream / MP3
Fughetta (2006)
Online listening stream / MP3
Hommage à Joseph Franck (2006)
Online listening stream / MP3
Notturno (2006)
Online listening stream / MP3
Postludium (2006)
Online listening stream / MP3
Sonnenblumenfeld (Sunflower Field) (2006)
Online listening stream / MP3
Sternennacht (Starry Night) (2006)
Online listening stream / MP3
Published by Dr. J. Butz Musikverlag in “Willscher: Orgelwerke, Band 3″

Die Glocken von Bergerac (2006)
Online listening stream / MP3
Petit Carillon (2006)
Online listening stream / MP3
Published by Dr. J. Butz Musikverlag in “Carillons in der Orgelmusik”

Diptychon “Klar und trüb” (Clear and Cloudy) (2006)
1) Fughette über H-E-F-E; 2) Fughette über B-A-C-H
Online listening stream / MP3

Eisblumen (Ice Crystals) (2006)
Online listening stream / MP3
Kleines Carillon über G-F-H (2006)
Online listening stream / MP3
Regen (Rain) (2006)
Online listening stream / MP3
Sarabande romantique (2006)
Online listening stream / MP3
Schnee (Snow) (2006)
Online listening stream / MP3
Published by Dr. J. Butz Musikverlag in “Willscher: Orgelwerke, Band 1″

Five Marian Antiphons (2006)
1) Beata es, virgo Maria; 2) Assumpta est Maria; 3) Stabat sancta Maria; 4) Felix es, sacra Maria; Gaude, Maria Virgo
Online listening stream / MP3

Five Passacaglias for a November Rain (2006)
1) Andantino; 2) Moderato; 3) Ruhig fliessend; 4) Andante; 5) Andantino
Online listening stream / MP3

Fughette über A-F-F-E (Monkey) (2006)
Online listening stream / MP3
Fughette über S-C-H-A-F (Sheep) (2006)
Online listening stream / MP3
Fughette über E-C-H-S-E (Lizard) (2006)
Online listening stream / MP3
Fughette über F-I-S-C-H (Fish) (2006)
Online listening stream / MP3
Fughette über D-A-C-H-S (Badger) (2006)
Online listening stream / MP3
Fughette über H-A-S-E (Rabbit) (2006)
Online listening stream / MP3

Für eine gotische Madonna (Meditation) (2010)
Online listening stream / MP3

Hommage an Thomas Morus (2010)
1) Chimes (MP3)
2) Communion (MP3)
3) Halleluja (MP3)
Online listening stream (complete) / MP3 (complete)

In Epiphania Domini (5 Versets) (2006)
Online listening stream / MP3

from Inventions (2006)
Abendglocken (Evening Bells)
Online listening stream / MP3
Allegro scherzando
Online listening stream / MP3
Angelus
Online listening stream / MP3
Capriccio “Die Kuhglocken”
Online listening stream / MP3
Caprice
Online listening stream / MP3
Dies irae
Online listening stream / MP3
Feuilles mortes (Fallen Leaves)
Online listening stream / MP3
Impromptu
Online listening stream / MP3
Lied
Online listening stream / MP3
Prière à Maria Céline (2006)
Online listening stream / MP3
Scherzetto grave
Online listening stream / MP3

Magnificat (5 Versets) (2006)
1) Maestoso; 2) Moderato; 3) Poco allegro; 4) Lento; 5) Allegro moderato
Online listening stream / MP3

Partita über den Choral “Hinunter ist der Sonne Schein” (1999)
Published by Dr. J. Butz Musikverlag in “Willscher: Orgelwerke, Band 3″
Online listening stream / MP3

Partita über den Choral “Svatý Václave” (2000)
1) Toccata; 2) Choral; 3) Bicinium; 4) Intermezzo; 5) Tranquillo; 6) Flauto; 7) Fugato; 8) Mistico; 9) Conclusio
Published by Dr. J. Butz Musikverlag in “Willscher: Orgelwerke, Band 4″
Online listening stream / MP3

Sonatina No. 1 (2006)
1) Allegro moderato (MP3)
2) Lento (MP3)
3) Allegretto (Die Carillon von St. Joseph) (MP3)
Online listening stream (complete) / MP3 (complete)

Sonatina No. 2, “Te Joseph celebrent” (2006)
1) Prélude (MP3)
2) Communion-Pastorale (MP3)
3) Carillon (MP3)
Online listening stream (complete) / MP3 (complete)

Sonatina No. 3 (2007)
1) Angelus dans les Pyrénées (MP3)
2) La Fiesta (MP3)
3) O Admirabile Sacramento (MP3)
Online listening stream (complete) / MP3 (complete)

Stille Nacht (Toccatina) (2009)
Published by Dr. J. Butz Musikverlag in “Weihnachtsalbum”
Online listening stream / MP3

from Terrarium (2015)
Kaktus (Cactus)
Online listening stream / MP3
Dosenschildkröte (Terrapin)
Online listening stream / MP3
Blumentopfschlange (Flowerpot Snake)
Online listening stream / MP3
Published by Dr. J. Butz Musikverlag

Toccata (2006) for organ
Published by Dr. J. Butz Musikverlag in “Toccaten in der Orgelmusik”
Online listening stream / MP3

Toccata Landais (2002) for organ
Online listening stream / MP3

Träumerei (2006)
Published by Dr. J. Butz Musikverlag in “Reveries-Träumereien in der Orgelmusik”
Online listening stream / MP3

Triptychon “Mariä Himmelfahrt” (2009)
1) Alleluia (MP3)
2) Toccata sub Communione (MP3)
3) Toccatina (MP3)
Online listening stream (complete) / MP3 (complete)

Triptychon über “Der Mond ist aufgegangen” (2002)
1) Choral; 2) Pastorale; 3) Carillon
Published by Dr. J. Butz Musikverlag in “Willscher: Orgelwerke, Band 1″
Online listening stream / MP3

Trompettes d’Argent (Silver Trumpets) (Fanfare for Organ (2009)
Published by Dr. J. Butz Musikverlag in “Willscher: Orgelwerke, Band 4″
Online listening stream / MP3

Variations on a Theme of Paganini (2007)
Online listening stream / MP3
Published by Dr. J. Butz Musikverlag in “Willscher: Orgelwerke, Band 2″