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 that 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 (
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 second volume of
the Well-Tempered Clavier (
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 first volume of the Well-Tempered Clavier
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
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 cancelled due to the corona pandemic. It has been revised by myself for the CdE-MusikAkademie 2022.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology