Category: Organ / Sacred Music
The mystery of Golgatha is a central element of christian religion
The cruelty and burden of the Passion can be heard in the introduction. A bell-like C-sharp can be heard 7x7 times in the middle movement 'Adagio Doloroso' and flows into the chaconne in 7/8 time. The chaconne with its rotating harmony pattern is a symbol of the recurring rituals of transformation. The 7/8 time coupled with puzzlingly floating emphasis is a symbol of mystery. The sound of the trombone awakes in us the ultimate belief that judgement day is the destination of all beings.
Movements: Introduction and chaconne
Duration: 11 Minutes
Publisher of notes/sheet music: Schott Music , ED 20519 , 2009
Instrumentation: Trombone (tenor-base-trombone) and organ (with 3 manuals and pedal) and ad libitum a bell-sound Percussion: Triangel, tubularbell, tamtamb, high cymbal etc.
Solo instruments: Organ
Dedication: For Josef Still, cathedral organist in Trier, - who I have know and appreciated for over fifteen years now
World premiere: 05.01.2009, Trier Cathedral
Performers at world premiere: Stefan Geiger, solo trombonist of the NDR Hamburg symphony orchestra, and Josef Still, cathedral organist in Trier
Records: Organum classic OGM 291071, 2009
Performers on recording: Stefan Geiger, solo trombonist of the NDR Hamburg symphony orchestra, and Josef Still, cathedral organist in Trier Cathedral
a second CD-recording took place July/2020 in Essener Dom with David Friedrich (trombone) and Sebastian Küchler-Blessing (Organ).
Released at Label Ambiente Audio ACD 3051. Titel of the CD "JUBILISSIMO"