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Siegfried Strohbach (Composer)

Born: November 27, 1929 - Schirgiswalde / Oberlausitz

Siegfried Strohbach is a German composer and conductor.


From 1939 to 1945 Siegfried Strohbach studied at the Musischen Gymnasiums in Frankfurt am with speciality in piano. Subsequently, he studied composition and a conducting with Kurt Thomas.

From 1947 to 1951 Siegfried Strohbach worked as Korrepetitor at the Oper Frankfurt. Afterwards he became in 1953 Schauspielkapellmeister at the Niedersächsischen Staatstheater Hannover. In Hannover he created in 1953 and led the Collegium Cantorum and the Propsteichor Hannover. From 1966 to 1994 he worked as a lecturer at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover. Besides he was a Kapellmeister of the Landesbühne Hannover, and musical director at the Festwochen "Musik und Theater in Herrenhausen“ (opera, concert). In addition, his concert activities in his homeland and abroad were as a conductor (opera, choir, orchestra), harpsichordist, piano accompanist and others. In 1994 Siegfried Strohbach was distinguished with the Niedersächsischen Kunstpreis (Art Prize of Lower Saxony.


Numerous sacred and secular choral works, for all kind of sizes and for all combinations, including chamber music, songs, stage music, and others.

Main Works:
Symphonic Cantata: Denn der Herr ist nahe for soloists, mixed choir and big orchestra
Großer Kalender on text of Fritz Graßhoff for men choir, piano solo and big orchestra
Johannes-Passion for solo voice, mixed choir a-cappella
Missa beatae virginis for soiprano solo, women choir and organ
Eichendorff-Serenade for mixed choir and 3 instruments
Cantata: Viva la musica for baritone solo, 3 choirs and orchestra
Cantata: Max & Moritz ion text of Wilhelm Busch, for mixed choir and piano

5 drinking songs after old texts, for baritone solo, men choir and piano
6 Gospel Motets, for mixed choir a-cappella
Tanz rüber - tanz nüber, a round trip with European dance songs, f. Woman choir, piano and percussion instruments

Publishing Houses:
Breitkopf&Härtel, Wiesbaden, Edition Ferrimontana, Frankfurt/Main, Möseler-Verlag, Wolfenbüttel


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

Use of Chorale Melodies in his works


Chorale Melody


Nunn komm, der Heiden Heiland (Now come the heathens' Saviour), for choir

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

Links to other Sites

Siegfried Strohbach (Wikipedia) [German]




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