Hans Uwe Hielscher: April 10, 2011


Hans U. Hielscher has been Director of Music and Carillonneur at Wiesbaden's Marktkirche, Germany, since 1979. He is a graduate of Detmold Musikhochschule (Germany) and studied the carillon at the Nederlandse Beiaard School in Amersfoort (The Netherlands). He has been active in teaching, composing for various media and recital performance on organ and carillon throughout Europe, U.S.A., Far East, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Since 1962, Hans Hielscher has appeared in more than 2,500 organ recitals worldwide, including 34 concert tours in 39 states throughout the United States. He has performed in Festivals and major recitals at Cathedrals in Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Hungary, Israel, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, The Bahamas and the United States.

With 14 organ solo CDs to his credit, he has made various radio and television recordings in Germany, the United States, and Australia. He is the author of Alexandre Guilmant -Life and Work, and Famous Organs in America. Hielscher was organist for Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles in an exchange program with Samuel John Swartz. Since 1986, he has appeared frequently as guest professor and lecturer/ recitalist at the University of Redlands He was awarded the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government in 1985 for his worldwide promotion of French organ music. He is a longtime member of the American Guild of Organists, the Organ Historical Society, and the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America.

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Sonata No. 4 in A Minor, op. 98: Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)

Tempo moderato
Fuga cromatica

Madrigal, op. 52, No. 3: Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)

Offertoire, op. 49, No. 2: Alexandre Guilmant

Three Chorale Preludes from opus 67: Max Reger (1873-1916)

Herzlich tut mich verlangen
My Heart Is Filled With Longing

Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern
How Brightly Shines The Morning Star

0 Welt, ich muss dich lassen
0 World, I Must Now Leave Thee

Introduction and Passacaglia in D Minor: Max Reger

Suite concertante: Hans Uwe Hielscher (b.1945)