Category:  Film Music

This film music has become important because the central "organ toccata" in the 'Organ Miracle - Scene' (composed weeks before the filming for the playback recordings) has now become a repertoire piece of the international organists. I had read the novel SCHLAFES BRUDER by Robert Schneider in India in 1993 (guest lecturer at the State Film Institute) and enthusiastically phoned my friend Jospeh Vilsmaier, "wonderful subject, ...get the film rights quickly"... and so began a futile film production that dragged on for two years. In the last three months I then worked together with the Austrian rock musician Hubert von Goisern, who added another striking colour.

Duration: 38:00

Publisher of notes/sheet music: Music published by Blanko Music publisher/Wintrup-Music publisher , Organ toccata printed as concert-piece by Schott publishers Mainz , 1999

Introduction: DVD 2004 released by Arthaus 500780
DVD 2000 released by Mawa Film & Medien 72188

Additional remarks: Soundtrack composed with Hubert von Goisern, after the novel by Robert Schneider, with Dana Vavrova, Andrè Eisermann, Ben Becker among others;
Nominated for an Oscar (best foreign film); nominated for a Golden Globe; Federal Film Association silver 1996

World premiere:  10.12.1994

Records:  Ariola Austria CD 74321 LC 0116,  1995

Performers on recording: Hubert von Goisern (flutes, drums, voice), Sabine Kapfinger (voice), Harald Feller (organ of the Erding parish church and Salzburg Cathedral) Enjott Schneider (keyboard and electronics), Munich concert choir, direction: Enjott Schneider, members of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Enjott Schneider. The organ toccata was played by Harald Feller on the CD 'Klänge des Lichts' and by Felix Hell on the CD 'Orgelgiganten' (see CDs)

Movie:  1999

Movie directed by: Joseph Vilsmaier

Movie produced by: Perathon-, B.A.-, Kuchenreuther-, Iduna Filmproduktion, Dor-Film Vienna

Distributor of movie: Senator Film

Performers in movie: Composed with Hubert von Goisern, recorded with Harald Feller (organ), many soloistsn choir and orchestra (members of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by N.J. Schneider) in Zauberwald Goisern, in the Arco Studios Munich, in cap-à-pié studio Regensburg, sound master Klaus Strazicky and Wolfgang Spannberger