“Organ Master” For The New Millennium

Currently 140 students will learn how they inspire the members of the congregation with the Chorale Cantata & co. at Germany’s oldest University of church music in Regensburg. Regensburg (obx) – already among the ancient Greeks and Romans considered the Queen of instruments\”: the organ. Already in the first century after Christ, there was much acclaimed organ competitions in the ancient Greece. In the Byzantine Empire, the emperor could celebrate with music from the organ. The instrument with the many hundred pipes in churches all over the world came centuries later.

In the East Bavarian Regensburg, the traditions of organ and church music to be carried into the 21st century. At Germany’s oldest university for sacred music, approximately 120 students learn how they can inspire the people with music in the future. The history of the organ is more than 2,000 years ago: already 246 before Christ was the first, the present organ-like instrument by Ktesibios constructed, an engineer from Alexandria. Was the organ of still Hydraulis, because the notes in the pipes were produced by wind pressure using water. Already in the first century after the birth of Christ the organs as festive instrument to the celebration of worship in the churches were. But it should take more than 1,000 years, until all large churches had their own organs. Dea Gloria soli\”brought the pipes at the time – alone for God’s glory – to the blades. Today the mighty sounds of the pipes are no longer from the houses of worship to imagine – because they enjoy not only God, but also the listeners in the churches. The organ master: this is a science in itself. Several years of training, an absolute pitch and highest sensitivity are needed to make a real experience to organ music that hardly anything has changed in 2,000 years of history of the organ.