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Friedrich Wilhelm Franke (Composer)

Born: June 21, 1862 - Barmen, Germany
Died: April 3, 1932 - Köln, Germany

Friedrich Wilhelm Franke was a German organist and composer. He worked as a teacher for organ, harmony and counterpoint at the Konservatorium in Köln. He was organist of the Gürzenichkonzerte in Köln and at numerous Rheinische music festivals. His life work was dedicated to the renewal efforts of the Evangelist church music. He rendered services around the re-performance of early Evangelist church music forms.

 

Source: German Wikipedia Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (April 2006)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2006)

Use of Chorale Melodies in his works

Title

Chorale Melody

Year

Das deutsche Tedeum for mixed choir, baritone solo and orchestra

Herr Gott, dich loben wir [The German Tedeum]

Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, Chorale Variations for Organ

Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan

Chorale Variations on Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten

Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten

Links to other Sites

Friedrich Wilhelm Franke (Wikipedia) [German]

 

Bibliography

Lorna Kay Lutz: Friedrich Wilhelm Franke - Seine Bedeutung in d. Kirchenmusik / Lorna Kay Lutz. - Köln : Volk, 1970. - 202 S. : mit Noten ; 8 (Beiträge zur rheinischen Musikgeschichte ; H. 91)

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