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Die Glocken (von Uschi) (2014)
eine Goethiade von Schiller

  Vocal music - Ensembles
also look at Songs with piano

  for vocal quartet (S,A,T,B), piano and 2 assistants
work list 231-NW-2014

completed 05/10/2014

text Goethe/Moritz Eggert

voices S, A, T, B

instruments piano, 2 assistants

duration 12'

world premiere 06/30/2014
Caroline Melzer, sopr., Olivia Vermeulen, mezzo, Karol Kozlowski, ten., Wolfgang Holzmair, bar., Siegfried Mauser, pf., Axel Bauni, Jan Philip Schulze, ass.
Bad Kissingen (Germany), Kissinger Sommer, Rossini Saal

special performance elements

dedicated Kari Kahl-Wolfsjäger

publication http://www.sikorski.de

   
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Arrival of the Street King (2014)

  Orchestral works - Ensembles
(suiteable for church)

  for flexible young ensemble
work list 229-NW-14

completed 04/11/2014

instruments High winds/brass, low winds/brass, guitars, percussionists, high strings, middle strings, low strings (number of players ad lib., but minimum 2 per part)

duration 4' 30''

world premiere 11/16/2014
Freie Jugendorchesterschule Berlin, conductor: Jobst Liebrecht
Berlin (Germany), Berliner Klangwerkstatt, Konzertsaal Zellestraße

special written for children or youths

dedicated für Martina und Rainer Feldmann

publication http://www.sikorski.de

   
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1,2,3 (2013)

  Orchestral works - Ensembles
also look at Chamber orchestra

  for sampler and ensemble
work list 225-HW-2013

completed 12/08/2013

instruments fl., clar. (Eb), Alt-Sax., Bassoon – Hn., Tba. – Percussion – 4.0.2.2.1 – Sampler

duration 22'

world premiere 02/20/2014
Ensemble Resonanz/Ensemble Variances, Jonathan Stockhammer, cond., Moritz Eggert, sampler
Metz (France), Arsenal

publication http://www.sikorski.de

Multimedia

MP3
Ausschnitt/ Excerpt Ensemble Resonanz, Ensemble Variances, Jonathan Stockhammer, Moritz Eggert



   
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Wagner-Jingles/ Verdi-Jingles (2013)

  Orchestral works - Ensembles
also look at Brass orchestra

  3 Jingles each for wind band
work list 219b,c-NW-2013

completed 06/06/2013

instruments variable

duration 4'

world premiere 06/28/2013
Tölzer Stadtkapelle (cond.: J. Kronwitter), Musikverein Eichenau e.V. (cond.: Philipp Lüdecke)
Munich (Germany), Opernfestspiele 2013

special Part of the Project "Wagner versus Verdi"

publication http://www.sikorski.de

see also Wagner versus Verdi: Einzug, Auferstehung, Finale


   
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Party Number 9 (2012)

  Orchestral works - Ensembles

  for ensemble
work list 216-NW-2012

completed 12/31/2012

instruments Oboe, Bassoon, trumpet in C, trombone, marimbaphone, accordion, piano, violin, viola, cello

duration 2'

world premiere 10/17/2013
Ensemble Either/Or, Richard Carrick, cond.
New York, Miller Theatre (USA)

special contribution to the “Cage 100”-project of the “Forum Zeitgenoessische Musik Leipzig” 2013

publication http://www.sikorski.de

   
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Reformation (2012)

  Orchestral works - Ensembles
(suiteable for church)

  for brass ensemble
work list 211-HW-2012

completed 08/30/2012

instruments brass ensemble: Horn, picc.-Tr. (Bb), Tr. (C), 2 Tr. (Bb), 3 tbn., 1 bass-tbn., 1 Tba.

duration 13'

world premiere 12/08/2012
Lorenz Brass, conductor: Matthias Ank
Nuremberg (Germany), St. Lorenz

publication http://www.sikorski.de

texts Reformation, kurzer Text zum Stücl

Reformation

Mich hat die Reformation als historischer Vorgang immer sehr interessiert, vor allem deswegen, weil sie zeigt, wie man mit besten Absichten (und die gute Absicht kann man bei Luther – einem dem Leben und den Menschen zugewandten Individuum – sicherlich voraussetzen) einen ... [more]

[ Moritz Eggert , 30.08.2012 ]


   
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Symphony 4.0 (TV Ballet) (2008)

  Orchestral works - Ensembles
also look at Musiktheater und Performance

  Fpr 3 zapping tv-sets, E-git,, E-Bass and 10 noise soloists
work list 177-NW-08

completed 06/19/2008

instruments 3 TV sets with remote control or similar setup
Electric Guitar
Electric Bass
Sound Ensemble
1.Vacuum Cleaner, small mixer, referee`s whistle
2. Coffee Can filled with stones, tin cans (2) Skiffle Board
3. Bottles (tuned, 1 octave)
4. Bongos
5. Tom Toms (5)
6. Woks/frying pans(5 verschiedene)
7. Donnerblech, 3 Metal Units
8. Congas, bike bell
9. Cardboard Crate/ 2 plastic trash cans
10. Great Drum

duration 11'

world premiere 10/11/2008
Noise Orchestra of the Hans-Werner Henze-Musikschule Berlin, conducted by Jobst Liebrecht
Berlin (Germany), Marzahn (Ploener Musiktag, "Machen ist besser als fuehlen" - project of the Hans Werner-Henze Musikschule Berlin)

special TV sets zap in rhythm with the music, unusual instrumentation

dedicated Der Musikschule Marzahn

publication http://www.sikorski.de

Video


Die ersten Takte der Symphonie 4.0 für 3 Fernseher und Ensemble von Moritz Eggert, hier gespielt durch das Ensemble der Hans-Werner Henze-Musikschule Berlin bei einem Konzert im Konzerthaus Berlin, dirigiert von Jobst Liebrecht

Beginning of the Symphony 4.0 for 3 tv sets and ensemble composed by Moritz Eggert, performed here by an Ensemble of the Hans-Werner Henze-Musikschule Berlin at a concert in the Konzerthaus Berlin, Germany, conducted by Jobst Liebrecht



texts Interview mit Heinz-Jürgen Winkler von der Hindemith-Gesellschaft

Frech und niveauvoll
Ein Gespräch mit dem Komponisten Moritz Eggert

Moritz Eggert wurde 1965 in Heidelberg geboren. Nach frühen Klavierstudien in Frankfurt studierte er in München Komposition bei Wilhelm Killmayer, anschließend erneut in Frankfurt Klavier b... [more]

[ Heinz-Jürgen Winkler, Moritz Eggert , 7.10.2008 ]
Symphonie 4.0, Partiturvorwort mit Anmerkungen

Moritz Eggert:
Symphonie 4.0 (Fernsehballett)

Besetzung:
3 große Fernseher oder TV-Beamer mit Fernbedienung (je 1 „Spieler“)*

E-Gitarre (eigene Verstärkung)
E-Bass (eigene Verstärkung)

Geräuschensemble (10 Spieler... [more]

[ Moritz Eggert , 10.7.2008 ]
Symphonie 4.0, kurzer Text zum Stück

Symphonie 4.0: Fernsehballett gehört zu meiner Serie vom Mini-Symphonien für ungewöhnliche Instrumente, angefangen von Symphonie 1.0 für 12 Schreibmaschinen, Symphonie 2.0 für 4 Kazoos mit Instrumenten bis Symphonie 3.0 für 6 Schiffshörner oder Autohupen.
Im... [more]

[ Moritz Eggert , 10.7.2008 ]


   
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Ticket To Ride (2004)

  Orchestral works - Ensembles

  for accordion orchestra
work list 148-04-HW

completed 10/17/2004

instruments at least 20 accordions, incl. Bassi and Electronions

duration 14'

world premiere 06/01/2005
Nuernberger Akkordeonorchester, Stefan Hippe, conductor
Fuerth (Germany), Stadthalle

special extremely subtle and detailed soundscape, one continuous crescendo

dedicated Stefan Hippe

publication Sikorski

Video


Ausschnitt aus dem Stück, mit der Akkordeonklasse Elsbeth Moser (Hochschule Hannover), geleitet vom Komponisten
Excerpt from the piece, with the accordion class Elsbeth Moser (Hochschule Hannover), conducted by the composer



texts Zug um Zug, kurzer Text zum Stück

Zug um Zug

Für ein Akkordeonorchester zu schreiben scheint zuerst eine fast unlösbare Aufgabe für einen Komponisten zu sein. Ein Akkordeon ist, was das vielstimmige Spiel angeht, genau so vielseitig wie ein Klavier, und ein Stück für 20 Klaviere würde man... [more]

[ 28.04.2005 ]


   
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lullaby (for Nicola)

  Chamber music - Ensembles
also look at Quartets

  for string quartet
work list 118-01-NW

completed 10/2001

instruments string quartet, Glockenspiel (perc.)

duration 45''

special postcard piece II

dedicated Nicola Kremer

   
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Croatoan I (2000)
angelic voices

  Chamber music - Ensembles

  for glockenspiel and string quartet
work list 102-00-HW

completed 03/01/2000

instruments string quartet, Glockenspiel (perc.)

duration 8'

world premiere 07/07/2000
Peter Sadlo, Glockenspiel, Vogler-quartet
Hanover (Expo 2000/ Germany), German pavillon

special Various advanced playing techniques, ping-pong balls/metal balls on Glockenspiel, etc.

dedicated Peter Sadlo und das Vogler-Quartett

soundcarrier Contemporanea 2000 (Quarta Rassegna di "Nuova Musica"
Bridges into the future


publication http://www.sikorski.de

texts CROATOAN I: english translation of score notes

MORITZ EGGERT
CROATOAN I
English Translation

For
Glockenspiel (also: several Table Tennis balls, metal balls, metal ruler, Glockenspiel beater, Triangle beater, Drumsticks)

Violin I (uses sordino)
Violin II (uses sordino)
Viola (uses s... [more]

[ 08.05.2003 ]
Kurzer Text zu allen "Croatoan"-Stücken

CROATOAN

Im Jahre 1587 gründeten 114 englische Kolonisten unter ihrem Anführer John White eine Kolonie auf Roanoake Island, an der Ostküste Amerikas, im heutigen Staate Carolina. Sie gehörten zu den ersten englischen Siedlern der Neuen Welt. Kurz nach ihrer Ankunf... [more]

[ 09.05.2003 ]
short text for all the "Croatoan" pieces

CROATOAN

In the year 1587 114 english colonists under their leader John White founded a colony on Roanoake Island, on the east coast of America in what is today the state of Carolina. They belonged to the very first wave of english settlers of the New World. Shortly after their arriva... [more]

[ 08.05.2003 ]


Multimedia

MP3
Excerpt from the piece (end)



see also Croatoan III
Croatoan II


   
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Croatoan II (1999)
In the sandbox

  Chamber music - Ensembles

  for string quartet and percussion
work list 95-99-HW

completed 08/30/1999

instruments percussion and string quartet

duration 12'

world premiere 11/23/1999
Peter Sadlo, perc., Vogler-quartet
Munich (Germany), Festival provocazione, Reithalle

special percussionist exclusively plays "small instruments" like table-bell, bongos and castagnettes, various modern playing techniques, stomping and shuffling

dedicated Peter Sadlo und das Vogler-Quartett

publication http://www.sikorski.de

Video




texts short text for all the "Croatoan" pieces

CROATOAN

In the year 1587 114 english colonists under their leader John White founded a colony on Roanoake Island, on the east coast of America in what is today the state of Carolina. They belonged to the very first wave of english settlers of the New World. Shortly after their arriva... [more]

[ 08.05.2003 ]
"Croatoan II" Detaillierte Besetzungsangaben

Moritz Eggert

Croatoan II

Besetzung:


Violine I (auch: Glöckchen in g)
Violine II (auch: Glöckchen in g)
Viola (auch: Glöckchen in h )
Violoncello (auch: Glöckchen in h )


Schlagzeug:... [more]

[ "Croatoan II" detailed instruments description (German/English) , 02.05.2003 ]
"Croatoan II" Text zum Stück

Im Jahre 1587 gründeten 114 englische Kolonisten unter ihrem Anführer John White eine Kolonie auf Roanoake Island, an der Ostküste Amerikas, im heutigen Staate Carolina. Sie gehörten zu den ersten englischen Siedlern der Neuen Welt. Kurz nach ihrer Ankunft wurde Virginia, die Enk... [more]

[ 30.08.1999 ]


Multimedia

MP3
Croatoan II, excerpt (finale)



see also In the sandbox
Croatoan I
Croatoan III


   
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Sea/desert (1998)

  Chamber music - Ensembles

  for 2 pianists and 2 percussionists
work list 80-98-HW

completed 01/10/1998

movements I. See
II. Desert


instruments 2 percussionists, 2 pianists (piano 4-handed)

duration 14'

world premiere 04/30/1998
Marta Klimasara, Jürgen Spitschka, perc., Siegfried Mauser, Moritz Eggert, pf.
Munich (Germany), Biennale, Weltmusiknacht, Carl-Orff-Saal

special 1st movement: two percussionists play 1 vibraphone, two pianists play 1 piano 2nd movement: the two pianists perform various rhythmic actions inside 1 piano, rhythmic model of the 2nd movement equals the piece "fleeting encounter"

publication http://www.sikorski.de

texts

mehr meer bitte, bitte mehr meer (Ingeborg Bachmann)


Diese beiden Stücke beschäftigen sich mehr mit einer imaginären Fremde, als mit konkretem exotischen Material.
"Meer" ist ein kontinuierlicher "stream of consciousness". Die Musik befindet sich st&... [more]

Erläuterungen zu "Wüste"

Wüste


1) Der Deckel des Flügels ist abgenommen.
2) Die Musiker stehen wie in der Zeichnung angegeben. Pianist I steht in der Beuge des Flügels. Er spielt (mit zwei Trommelstöcken) im Flügel, sowie die Agogos (siehe Anmerkung unten). Pianist II s... [more]

[ 17.01.2005 ]


Multimedia

MP3
Wueste (Desert), complete movement



see also now - I need now
Fleeting Encounter


   
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Skelter

  Chamber music - Ensembles

  for saxophone quartet
work list 78-97-HW

completed 11/14/1997

instruments saxophone quartet (2 alto, 2 baritone)

duration 9'

special refers to "Helter Skelter" by the Beatles , some multiphonics

dedicated art-core-sax-Quartett

soundcarrier Porträt-CD Moritz Eggert


publication http://www.sikorski.de

Video



Ein längerer Ausschnitt aus einem Konzert in 2009/
a longer excerpt from a concert in 2009



texts

Erinnerte Musik ist anders als gehörte Musik: manchmal dehnen sich einzelne Passagen im Geiste zu einer endlosen Klangcollage, manchmal schrumpfen sie auch zu einem allgemeinen "Sound" zusammen.
"Skelter" ist der Versuch, den Song "Helter Skelter" aus dem berühmten "we... [more]

[ 02.06.1998 ]
Skelter, short english text about the piece

Skelter



Remembered Music is different from experienced music: sometimes several passages become one single collage in memory, sometimes only a general „sound“ is remembered, without any details.
„Skelter“ is a composed remembering of the song „Helter Skelter“ fr... [more]

[ 20.09.2004 ]


Multimedia

MP3
Skelter excerpt beginning, played by Art Core Sax



see also The Trap
now - I need now


   
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Et in Arcadia Ego (1997)
Streichquartett Nr. 2

  Chamber music - Ensembles
also look at Quartets

  for string quartet
work list 72-97-HW

completed 05/14/1997

instruments string quartet

duration 16'

world premiere 07/19/1997
Farandole-quartet
Pescocostanzo (Italy), "Moto Perpetuo"-Festival, Auditorium Comunale S. Nicola

special re-tuning, knocking sounds (both at the end of the piece)

dedicated Peter Ruzicka

soundcarrier Et in Arcadia Ego


publication www.sikorski.de

texts

... "und in Arkadien ich" ist ein Satz der einem oft beim Studium von Renaissance-Gemälden ins Auge fällt. In der symbolgeladenen Kunstsprache dieser Epoche wurde dieser Satz als eine Art "memento mori" gebraucht, also "auch in Arkadien existiere ich (der Tod)". Eine der berühmtesten ... [more]

[ 05.07.1997 (dt. Übersetzung 02.02.1999) ]
Et in Arcadia Ego short english text

Et in Arcadia Ego
...“and in Arcadia I“ is a sentence which has fascinated scholars for a long time. In renaissance symbolism it is supposed to mean „and also in Arcadia, death exists“, a sort of „memento mori“. It famously appears on a picture by the french painter Nicolas Poussin, „The shep... [more]

[ 21.10.2003 ]


see also now - I need now


   
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Squared

  Chamber music - Ensembles
also look at Octets

  for octet
work list 44-93-NW

completed 08/15/1993

instruments Fl., Ob., Trump. (in C), Tb., Hp., Pf., Vc., Cb.

duration 5'

special some "Aeolic Harp" - passages inside the piano; chord structure also used in "Vexations" (see "orchestra music")

see also Vexations


   
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Fanfarerafnaf (1993)

  Chamber music - Ensembles
also look at Quintets

  for brass quintet
work list 43-93-NW

completed 05/05/1993

instruments brass quintet: 2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

duration 1' 45''

world premiere 07/07/1993
brass workshop
London (GB), Guildhall school

publication http://www.sikorski.de

texts short text about the piece "Fanfarerafnaf"

FANFARERAFNAF
For brass quintet
By Moritz Eggert




This is a short fanfare for brass quintet inspired by the concept of DNA. It was written 1993, inspired by a discussion started by my then composition teacher, Mr. Robert Saxton, at the post-graduat... [more]

[ 24.11.2003 ]


   
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sky is retreating (1993)
music for a choreography

  Chamber music - Ensembles
also look at Quintets

  for five players
work list 42-93-HW

completed 03/06/1993

instruments flute, clar., vn., vc., pf.

duration 6'

world premiere 05/25/1993
choreography: Ursula Hegglin, dancers: Deborah Peacock, Maurizio Patti, Guildhall School ensemble (from tape)
London (GB), London contemporary dance

dedicated Wilhelm Killmayer

   
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Little Hideaways (1993)
string quartet no. 1

  Chamber music - Ensembles

  for string quartet
work list 39-93-HW

completed 01/20/1993

movements 1. There...
2. ...and back again
3. in
4. inside
5. emerging
6. away
7. out


instruments string quartet

duration 17'

world premiere 07/08/1993
Rosamunde quartet
Munich (Germany), Akademie der Wissenschaften

special advanced playing techniques (playing behind the fingers) in first and second movement

soundcarrier Concours Molinari 2001-2002


publication http://www.sikorski.de

texts

Alle 7 Abschnitte dieses Stücks (die ohne Pause ineinander übergehen) basieren auf einer einzigen melodischen Linie, zu hören in den ersten zwei Takten.
Alle musikalischen Parameter - Form, Tonhöhen, Rhythmus, etc. - beziehen sich auf die eine oder andere Weise auf diese M... [more]

[ 24.02.1994 (rev. 02.10.1998) ]
Little Hideaways, english text

LITTLE HIDEAWAYS


I have always been fascinated by the famous sentence at the beginning of William Blake’s „Auguries of innocence“: To see a world in a grain of sand.
This is – in my mind - connected to another motto, which has also been of utmost importance for my work:... [more]

[ 05.03.2004 ]
Little Hideaways, same text but shortened

LITTLE HIDEAWAYS


I have always been fascinated by the famous sentence at the beginning of William Blake’s „Auguries of innocence“: To see a world in a grain of sand.
This is – in my mind - connected to another motto, which has also been of utmost importance for my work:... [more]

[ 15.03.2004 ]


Multimedia

MP3
excerpt from the piece, played by the Molinari quartet



   
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Seraphim (1992)

  Chamber music - Ensembles
also look at Quartets

  for trombone quartet
work list 38-92-HW

completed 06/21/1992

instruments trombone quartet

duration 11'

world premiere 07/19/1992
Prisma-quartet
Montepulciano (Italy), Cantiere d'Arte, San Fancesco

special trombonists play in a square around the audience, quadrophonic effects, various advanced playing techniques

dedicated Abby Conant und "Prisma"

publication www.sikorski.de

Multimedia

MP3
excerpt from the piece (finale)



   
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Lost songs (1993)
version for soprano, 2 recorders and tape

  Orchestral works - Ensembles
also look at Music for choir

work list 19b-88-HW

completed 11/22/1988

text Text: vocalises

voices Soprano

instruments 2 recorders, tape

duration 16'

world premiere 06/02/1993
Temime Bowling, sopr., Naomi Graham, rec., tape produced by Moritz Eggert and Richard Gonski
London (GB); Guildhall School of Music and Drama

dedicated Gabriele Schlick

see also Lost songs
Lost Songs


   
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Symphony 3.0 (extended version) (2015)
extended version for roughly 22 cars and 2 musical car horns

  Orchestral works - Ensembles
also look at Large ensemble

work list 128b-02-NW

movements 1. leak
2. wawltz
3. wall


instruments ca. 22 cars, conductor

duration 12'

world premiere 06/19/2015
Bayerischer Trabant Club e.V., Soloists, Moritz Eggert, conductor
Passau (Germany), Residenzplatz, Europäische Festwochen (Eröffnung)

publication http://www.sikorski.de

texts Symphonie 3.0 (erweiterte Fassung), Text zum Stück

Moritz Eggert
Symphonie 3.0
Für 6 Hupen/Autohupen/Schiffshörner
Erweiterte Fassung für ca. 22 Autos und zwei musikalische Autohupen
I Wawltz
II Leak
III Wall (nur in der erweiterten Fassung)
Anmerkungen zur erweiterten Fassung (Komposit... [more]

[ Moritz Eggert , 25.04.2015 ]


see also Symphony 3.0


   
   
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