Helmut Barbe
1927 - 2021
H. Barbe
Helmut Barbe (28/12/1927 - 18/04/2021), a German conductor, organist and composer (born in Halle). He studied theory in Berlin with Ernst Pepping and choral conducting with Gottfried Grote. Helmut Barbe was active as a church organist and conductor in Berlin. In 1952 he became Kantor at St. Nikolai Church in Spondee. In 1955 he was appointed a member of the faculty of the Berlin Kirchenmusikschule. In 1973 he was named Landeskirchenmusikdirektor. In his work, he adopted a modified dodecaphony. He composed mostly sacred choral works and various organ pieces. He also wrote a Violin Concerto (1966) and Hovs Hallar for organ, 12 Solo Strings, and percussion (1970).
Source:Bakerís Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians
Composed in:1965
Musical form:free
Text/libretto:German and English texts
A requiem for soprano, flute, oboe, fagot, violin, cello and contrabas.