Music by Burkhard Mohr

German composer Burkhard Mohr (b. 1955) was born in Gambach/Oberhessen and was educated in Frankfurt where he studied music and theology. He also attended the Darmstadt new music courses with Stockhausen, Kagel, Ligeti, and Xenakis. He has worked as a church musician in Frankfurt-Höchst and Wiesbaden and also taught music for many years at the technical university in Frankfurt. Mohr has composed numerous musical works in many genres, including several operas and orchestral works along with much chamber music and music for choir and organ. Mohr’s music usually concerns itself with the blurry boundaries and connections between atonal (12-tone) and tonal (triadic) materials and with the unexpected (or traditionally extended) formal designs that can result from teasing out these connections.


The recordings can be listened to online at Contrebombarde Concert Hall (online listening stream links), or YouTube (full playlist), or downloaded as MP3 files.

Blaulicht 1 (Festliches Praeludium in G) (2013)
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Blaulicht 2 (2013)
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Blaulicht 3 (2013)
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Dégustation (2011)
1) Quasi presto; 2) Andante espressivo; 3) Allegro
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Douces Mélodies (1997)
1) Allegretto; 2) Moderato; 3) Moderato
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Fünf Tandem-Stücke (2016)
1) Praeambulum/Meditatio
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2) Marcia mit Pieps
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3) in abstracto
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4) Quasi Giga
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5) Happy Hour
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für unterwegs (2017)
1) Vorspiel
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2) Romantische Meditation
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3) 3/8-Intermezzo
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4) Rausschmeißer
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Geerdeter Hoffnungsschimmer (Grounded Glimmer of Hope) (2017)
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Harmonische Kalender-Lust (Harmonic Calendar Delight) (2006)
1) Januar (January)
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2) Februar (February)
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3) Marz (March)
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4) April
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5) Mai (May)
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6) Juni (June)
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7) Juli (July)
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8) August
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9) September
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10) Oktober (October)
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11) November
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12) Dezember (December)
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Im 3. Ton (In the Third Tone) (2014)
1) Plein jeu; 2) Duo; 3) Récit; 4) Basse de trompette; 5) Flûtes; 6) Petite tierce; 7) Grand jeu
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Joplin Suite (1997)
1) Joplin-Prelude; 2) Joplin-Interlude; 3) Good Memories (Silent Prayer); 4) Joplin-Finale
Published by Strube Verlag
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Kalenderblatt (Rückblick auf Jean Langlais) (2011)
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Kathedrale und Dorf (2015)
1) Auringen Einzug
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2) Auringen Auszug
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3) Bergkirche Einzug
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4) Bergkirche Auszug
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5) Naurod Auszug
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6) St. Elli Praeludium
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7) Intermezzo
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8) Communio I
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9) Erbenheim Invention
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10) Finale
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11) Kreuzkirche Gruß
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12) Communio II
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from Klang-Kalender (2013)
Pastorale 1
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Pastorale 2
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Pastorale 3
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Pastorale 4
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Pastorale forte
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Ricercare con solo
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Klavierstück XI (2021; piano)
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Klavierstück XVI (2021; piano)
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Kleine Sommermusik (Little Summer Music) (1998)
1) Preludio parvule; 2) Bordun; 3) Tänzchen
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Kleinorgelfutter (10 Praeludien)
Preludio moderato (1987)
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Preludio andante con eco (1987)
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Preludio con ostinato (1987)
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Preludio spiritoso (1987)
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Preludio senza tempo (1987)
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Preludio pomposo (1990)
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Preludio quasi mobile (1991)
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Preludio lirico (1991)
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Preludio festivo (1987/91)
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Preludio scherzando (1991)
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Published by Strube Verlag

Kontraste (2011)
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Music for Calm Moments (2019)
1) Prelude for a Calm Morning
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2) For Calm Moments
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Muted Trumpet (2016)
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Noch’n Praeludium und Fuge in C (2009)
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Or-Ce-Kla Suite (2020)
1) Preludio; 2) Capriccio; 3) Toccatina; 4) Sarabande (als Gruß an Reinhard Ohse); 5) A Jig
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from Organ Symphony No. 1, “Durch die Zeiten” (2006)
1) Signal und Praeambulum à la Buxheim
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2) Gothik-Melodie
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3) Renaissance-Tanz
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4) Im Sinne von Samuel Scheidt: Aria variata
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5) Klangflächentoccata wie bei Frescobaldi
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Pastorale brevis (1982)
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Praeludium in C (2009)
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Praeludium und Fuge in C (2009/13)
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Praeludium und Fuge in C/e (2009)
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Praeludium und Fuge in e/C (2009)
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Pieps (2016)
1) Pieps 1 auf C
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2) Pieps 2 auf D
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3) Pieps 3 auf e
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4) Pieps 4 auf F
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5) Pieps 5 auf G
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6) Pieps 6 auf A
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7) Pieps 7 auf h
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Published by Strube Verlag

Preludio pro organo pleno (2018)
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Ruhepunkt mit Doppelpedal (2014)
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Sonata III (2018)
1) Prelude; 2) Andante; 3) Scherzo; 4) Little Feast of Reeds; 5) Finale
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Sonata IV (2019)
1) Prelude; 2) Meditation; 3) Flüchtig; 4) Scherzo; 5) Finale
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Sonata V (2020)
1) Fantasy on the Name Carson Cooman; 2) In Tragic Times; 3) Symphonic Intermezzo; 4) Toccata of Friendship
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Tafelorgel-Suite (1996)
1) Allegro maestoso; 2) Andante; 3) Poco vivace
Published by Strube Verlag
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Tanz-Triptychon mit Fanfare (2011)
1) Fanfare
2) Fragile Engel (Fragile Angel)
3) Immer mit Rost (Always with Rust)
4) Engels-Gewalt (Angel Force)
5) Conclusio
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Tre Versetti (2002)
1) Verso ex F: Bordune
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2) Verso ex h: Aria
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3) Verso ex G: Pastorale
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Published by Strube Verlag

Two Eclogues (2019)
1) Eclogue I (for Sunrise)
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2) Eclogue II (for Sunset)
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Wondrous Machine (2021)
1) Allegretto; 2) Moderato; 3) Moderato
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