Category:  Organ / Sacred Music

"MARIA. Elegy for Organ" is a meditative music about the famous "Gnadenbild (votive picture) Mariahilf") by the painter Lucas Cranach the Elder. cIt is located in the high altar of the Innsbruck Cathedral and is one of the most famous paintings of the Virgin Mary in the Alpine region and in Southern Germany.
A version for oboe (also flute, or clarinet or saxophone) and organ is available at Schott Music.

Duration: 5 minutes

Publisher of notes/sheet music: Schott Music , ED 22844 , 2017

Instrumentation: Organ preferably 3-manual

Introduction: "MARIA. Elegy for Organ" is inspired by and a meditative music about the famous "Gnadenbild (votive picture) Mariahilf" (48 x 77 cm) by the painter Lucas Cranach the Elder created after 1537. It is located in the high altar of the Innsbruck Cathedral and is one of the most famous paintings of the Virgin Mary in the Alpine region and in Southern Germany. Countless copies of this painting exist for private prayer rooms. It has become the symbolization of "Mary, help of the Christians". A special feature of this Madonna is the simple sensuality: Mary is shown as a woman of gentle beauty - not showing attributes that are common for paintings of the Virgin Mary. She is holding a naked child close to herself.
A version for oboe and organ is also available at Schott Music.

World premiere:  16.12.2017, Würzburg

Performers at world premiere: Premiered on 16th december 2017 at Cathedral of Würzburg by Winfried Bönig (Domorganist Köln)