Organ Sound and Flute Magic

When considering music for organ, you may think of composers like Bach, Vierne, and Widor, of baroque- or romantic-style works, of traditional and often-heard pieces. This CD is to show that organ music can be different. The first volume of “Organ Sound and Flute Magic”, recorded 2011 in the Minster basilica of Bonn, has received wide appraisal. Since then, Hans-André Stamm has done several new compositions and arrangements for organ and flute, many of them inspired by trips to South America—and yielding another volume of  “Organ Sound and Flute Magic”. Again, the music is exciting, full of melodies and long-lasting, and it excels with fascinating rhythms and unusual tones. Most characteristic, again, is the piccolo with its warm depth and brilliant height. Original duet compositions and arrangements as well as solo works reveal the options for organ, piccolo, and flute.

Every composition can be watched here on YouTube. Enjoy!

Andrea Will studied flute at Hochschule für Musik Köln and at Folkwang University of the Arts (Essen). Later she added studies in culture management at the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre. After several years at Hofer Symphoniker as second solo-flutist she now works as free-lance soloist and chamber musician, with a focus on woodwind quintet. In her second profession as culture manager, she works for Deutscher Musikrat (German Music Council). Finally, she founded and leads the non-profit organisation “Kinder ins Konzert!”, developing and organizing concert and music theater programmes for children.

Hans-André Stamm studied organ at the conservatory of Liège, Belgium, and catholic church music and piano education at Robert Schumann Conservatory in Düsseldorf. Studies in musicology at the University of Bonn led to the construction of the Enharmonic Pipe Organ, an instrument with 48 pipes (eighth tone steps) per octave designed for microtonal composition. Since 1983 Stamm has composed and published organ, chamber, choir and orchestral music as well as three fairy-tale operas, which have been performed with great success. The first of them, “Das Sternenkind” (The Star-Child), had its first performance in the U.S.A. in 2007. Today Stamm lives as a free-lance composer in Leverkusen (near Cologne), Germany, and performs as organ virtuoso both as soloist and together with trumpet, flute or saxophone.