Here you can find some ‘Stilkopien’ (I think there is no proper English word for it. It means: ‘attempts to write in the style of a specific composer’), arrangements and music theoretical treatises which have been written in the last couple of years.
This short piece for piano is a concatenation of some short musical ideas. Of course, the bars 10–13 allude to Mozart’s Sonata facile (K 545) but there are also some other ‘quotes’ hidden. Unfortunately, I did not have the time yet to record these few nows on a true piano, and a MIDI version sounded to ‘mechanic’ for the nature of this piece.
This is my second attempt to write a piece for piano for two voices by using baroque counterpoint techniques. I was inspired by among others by Bach’s Prelude in G major from the 2nd volume of the Well-Tempered Clavier (BVW 884).
This is my first attempt to apply the techniques of baroque counterpoint in the style of Bach. The prelude is inspired by the Prelude in f-sharp minor from the 1st volumne of the Well-Tempered Clavier (BWV 859), whereas the first part of the fugue subject follows the thema regium of the Musical Offering (BWV 1079).
Shortly before the start of my time as a student, I wrote a little Rondo for string quartet and woodwinds. I am not entirely sure but most likely I heard at that the the quintet for piano and woodwinds in E-flat major by Mozart (K 452).
Here is a small collection of several traditional christmas carols which I tried to give a ‘colourful’ arrangement for mixed choir.
This is a revision of my arrangement from 2015 which has now lost some consecutive fifths and hopefully also sounds a little better.
This is a simple choir arrangement of ‘In Dreams’, from the soundtrack of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy which we sang on the CdE SommerAkademie 2015.
In the past ten years (or even more) the famous ballad about the ‘dead messenger’ (in German: ‘der tote Bote’) by the cabaret artist and CdE member Tilmann Lucke has become some sort of inofficial ‘hymn’ of our association. In view of the CdE PfingstAkademie 2015, I wrote an arrangement of it for orchestra. You can also find a MIDI-generated synthesis of this arrangement.
The name is more or less self-explanatory: During on of our musical meetings, we tried to sing the famous canon ‘Frère Jacques’ in preferably absurd modes. Subsequently, I tried to embed the tune in Locrian mode with major third in such a way that some usual harmony can be found.
On the concert tour of our vocal ensemble, I got the facetious ‘instruction‘ to write a Reger-like arrangement of the hit ‘Atemlos durch die Nacht’. Here is the result.
This short treatise was written in collaboration with Charlotte Mertz as a preparation of our intended course at the CdE-MusikAkademie 2020, which unfortunately had to be chancelled due to the corona pandemic.