Butz-Musikverlag celebrates 200th anniversary of Stille Nacht

July 22, 2019
200 Jahre Stille-Nacht-Lied Kompositions Wettbewerb für Orgel Solo
200 Jahre Stille-Nacht-Lied Kompositions Wettbewerb für Orgel Solo

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night, Holy Night), Butz-Musikverlag has published compositions by three prizewinners of an international competition, 200 Jahre Stille-Nacht-Lied Kompositions Wettbewerb für Orgel Solo (BU 2936). Johann Simon Kreuzpointner (Vienna), Luigi Mengoni (Florence), and Andreas Willscher (Hamburg) conceived their compositions for organ solo. The works are for two-manual organs, though the Willscher work is also suitable for three-manual instruments. The winning compositions were selected from 68 submissions by the cathedral organists from Cologne, Salzburg, and Regensburg.

The compositions and other Romantic organ works are recorded on CD by Heinrich Wimmer on the Rieger organ in the church of St. Jakob in Burghausen (CD 632), the same church Franz Xaver Gruber (1787–1863), the composer of Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht, received his musical education.

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