Compositions

Solo

  
Voice

thirty miles from nowhere (2020)

for singer alone
2020
for Thomas Bonni

Voice

Schatten, Licht (2016)

ca. 5'
Overtone-Soloist (female range)
2016
for Anna-Maria Hefele

Voice

Spuren, Pfade (2016)

ca. 5'
Overtone-Soloist (female range)
2016
for Anna-Maria Hefele

Piano

Nordsee-Tagebuch I (2020-2022)

I. Schwebende Schatten / II. 53°44'50.4"N7°28'35.0"E / III. Heilige Nacht 1717 / IV. Saum
ca. 9'
Piano Solo
2020

Premiered by Christoph Schnackertz

Piano

Erste Sterne (2015)

Erinnerung an Südtirol 2010 (Sinfonia 12 3/4)
ca. 5'
Piano Solo
2015

Piano

Per-sonare (Interludium) (2010)

ca. 3'
Piano Solo
2010
Commissioned by Klaus Oldemeyer
Premiered by Klaus Oldemeyer Aula der Universität zu Köln

Piano

Drei Stücke aus "Der singende Wind" (22 kleine Klavierszenen für Kinder) (2009)

a. Der singende Wind / b. Mondnacht / c. Flug der Zugvögel
ca. 10'
Piano Solo
2009

Piano

Walks (2009/2016)

ca. 4'
Piano Solo
2009

Premiered by Christoph Schnackertz

Piano

IM-PULS-AR (2008/2009)

Toccata for Piano
ca. 8'
2008
Commissioned by Thomas Hübner
Premiered by Beatrix Klein Emmanuelkirche Köln Rondorf

Piano

Ruddy Moon (2006/2016)

ca. 5'
Piano Solo
2006

Premiered by Christoph Schnackertz

Piano

Der singende Wind (22 kleine Klavierszenen für Kinder) (2004-2009)

Piano Solo
2004

Breitkopf & Härtel

Piano

Suite for prepared Piano (1999, rev. 2005/2006)

I. so schnell wie möglich / II. Viertel 56 / III. Presto
ca. 11'
Prepared Piano
1999

Piano

Drei frühe Stücke (1997/2000)

Nr. 1. Langsam / Nr. 2. Langsam / Nr. 3 Schnell und energisch
ca. 5'
Piano Solo
1997

Organ

K'ee [Spirits] (2020)

ca. 3'
Organ Solo
2020
Commissioned by Martin Herchenröder
Premiered by Martin Herchenröder Trinitatiskirche Köln June 1st 2022

Organ

Ch'ee-taa-ghee-dvn [The Forest] (2019)

ca. 4,5'
Organ Solo
2019
Commissioned by Martin Herchenröder
Premiered by Martin Herchenröder

Organ

Yvtlh-xay [Daylight] (2018)

ca. 14'
Organ Solo
2018
Commissioned by Martin Herchenröder
Premiered by Martin Herchenröder Christ Church Cathedral, Rochester, NY Sept. 18th 2018

Organ

Trinity – Tripelvariationen (Image) (2009/2010)

ca. 12'
Organ Solo
2009
Commissioned by Ev. Kirchenberband Köln und Region for the Inauguration of the organ in the Trinitatiskirche Köln in 2010
Premiered by Johannes Geffert Trinitatiskirche Köln

Violin

Finistère (2006)

ca. 10'
Violin Solo
2006

Premiered by Peter Stein

Violin

Stern



Clarinet

Reflet d’un déjà-vu (2017)

ca. 7'
Clarinet Solo
2017

Premiered by Nicolai Pfeffer

Duo / Trio

  
Duo

“I am Sorry I ever took it. (the rock)” – Conscience Letters from the Petrified Forrest (2020-)

Baritone-Solo, Piano
2020
for Thomas Bonni and Christoph Schnackertz

Duo

Repercussiones (2017)

composed specifically for the two organs in different tunings of the Emmanuelkirche Köln Rondorf (Teschemacher, 454Hz / Gerhardt 438Hz)
ca. 11'
Two Organs
2017
Commissioned by Presbyterium der Evangelischen Kirchengemeinde Rondorf for the farewell ceremony of retiring Pfarrer Thomas Hübner
Premiered by Johannes Geffert, Boleslav Martfeld

Duo

fern (2012)

ca. 4'
Soprano-Solo, Piano
2012

Duo

e n d l i c h (2010)

mvmts. to be added
ca. 3'
Percussion (2 Players)
2010
Commissioned by Thomas Hübner for ARD Fernsehgottesdienst (TV church service produced by ARD) on Easter-Monday 2010
Premiered by Simon Roloff and Michael Ostrzyga Trinitatiskirche Köln (aired live on ARD)


Duo

Nachtstück (2005)

ca. 7'
Two Pianos
2005
Commissioned by Rheinisches Klavierduo
Premiered by Rheinisches Klavierduo (Beatrix Klein, Anja Bokämper)

Trio

And round about were the wistful stars (2008)

ca. 9'
MS-Solo, Bar-Solo, amplified Piano
2008
Commissioned by Kölner Vokalsolisten
Premiered by Alexandra Thomas (MS), Fabian Hemmelmann (Bar), Yin Chiang (Piano=
Text: T. E. Hulme (Fragments from “Autumn”)


Quartet / Quintet / Sextet

  
Quartet

Aerobatics (2014/2016)

currently in three mvmts., two mvmts. to be added
ca. 11'
Saxophone Quartet
2014
Commissioned by Freiburger Dommusik
Premiered by Raschèr Saxophone Quartet I: Freiburger Münster; I+II+III: Trinitatiskirche Köln I: Oct. 19th 2014; I+II+III: April 13th 2016



Quintet

Ein Totentanz (2021)

ca. 6'
Vocal Quintet (S/MS/A/T/B)
2021
Commissioned by Kölner Vokalsolisten supported by Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (as part of "Neustart Kultur" during the Corona pandemic)
Premiered by Kölnver Vokalsolisten, Michael Ostrzyga (conductor) St. Martins-Kirche, Linz am Rhein September 4th 2021



Sextet

Allein (2022)

inspired by an Art Song of Max Reger
ca. 2'
Vocal Sextet (S/MS/A/T/Bar/B)
2022
Commissioned by StimmGold Vokalensemble for the project „150 Jahre – Max Reger und der Klimawandel“
Premiered by StimmGold Vokalensemble

Sextet

Gott des Himmels und der Erden (2022)

Arrangement of an Organ Choral by Max Reger
ca. 3,5'
Vocal Sextet (S/MS/A/T/Bar/B) [also listed in Sextet]
2022
Commissioned by StimmGold Vokalensemble for the project „150 Jahre – Max Reger und der Klimawandel“
Premiered by StimmGold Vokalensemble

Sextet

Tall Trees Grove, March 1st 2016 (2022)

ca. 5'
Vocal Sextett (S/MS/A/T/Bar/B)
2022
Commissioned by Kölner Vokalsolisten supported by Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (as part of "Neustart Kultur" during the Corona pandemic)
Premiered by Kölner Vokalsolisten Trinitatiskirche Köln June 26th 2022

Sextet

Es klappert die Mühle (2017)

S/MS/A/T/Bar/B [also listet in Choir a cappella SATB (also div.) and Arrangement]
2017
Commissioned by Kölner Vokalsolisten

Sextet

Alle Vögel sind schon da (2012)

Version for Vocal Sextet [also listed in Arrangement]
2012
Commissioned by Kölner Vokalsolisten
Premiered by Kölner Vokalsolisten

Ensemble

  

Sieben letzte (und erste) Worte (2011)

Version for Soloists, Baroque Ensemble, and Percussion
ca. 9'
Soprano-Solo, Alto-Solo, Tenor-Solo, Bass-Solo, Baroque Ensemble (Strings, 2 Recorders) Percussion (1 Player: Bass drum / Tamtam)
2011
Commissioned by Kölner Vokalsolisten
Premiered by Kölner Vokalsolisten, ensemble nel dolce, Michael Ostrzyga

On Leaving (2010)

ca. 7'
S-Solo, A-Solo, T-Solo, Violin, Double Bass
2010

Sieben letzte (und erste) Worte (2009)

original version for Soloists and Percussion
ca. 8'
Soprano-Solo, Alto-Solo, Tenor-Solo, Bass-Solo, Percussion (1 Player: Bass drum, 1 Player: Tamtam
2009
Commissioned by Kölner Vokalsolisten
Premiered by Kölner Vokalsolisten, Michael Ostrzyga, David Hildebrandt Neanderthalmuseum Mettmann May 3rd 2013

Solveigs Sang (2007)

Arrangement of E. Griegs Tune (from Peer Gynt, op. 23)
Soprano-Solo, Flute, Violin, Piano (also on strings)
2007
as part of the program "Solveigs Lieder"
Premiered by Ensemble sforzato (Peter Stein, Violin; Nicole Ferrein, Soprano; Michael Ostrzyga, piano/keyboard instruments; Annette Reichwald, Flute)

Drøm (om morgenen) (2007)

based on Edvard Grieg: Morgenstimmung (op. 23)
ca. 8'
S-Solo, Flute, Violin, Piano
2007
as part of the program "Solveigs Lieder"
Premiered by Ensemble sforzato (Peter Stein, Violin; Nicole Ferrein, Soprano; Michael Ostrzyga, piano/keyboard instruments; Annette Reichwald, Flute)

Cycles (2006)

to be revised
ca. 16'
Flute (and Picc.), English horn, Violoncello, Percussion (1 Player), Audio-Playback [also listed in Spatial music]
2006

Premiered by Students of Siegen University and Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln

…ad vitam… (2006)

ca. 8'
Sopran-Solo, Flute, Violin, Piano and Audio Playback
2006
as part of the program „Enchanté Amadè“ to Mozart’s 250th birthday in 2006
Premiered by Ensemble sforzato (Peter Stein, Violin; Nicole Ferrein, Soprano; Michael Ostrzyga, piano/keyboard instruments; Annette Reichwald, Flute)

Orchestra

  
Chamber Orchestra

Resounds (2012)

ca. 9'
S-Solo, A-Solo, T-Solo, B-Solo, SATB (div.) , Baroque Orchestra (w/ Cembalo obligato)
2012
Commissioned by via-nova-chor München for the 40th Anniversary of the choir
Premiered by Marie-Sophie Pollak (S), Stephanie Hampl (A). Sebastian Schmid (T), Christof Hartkopf (B), ensemble soluzione, via-nova-chor München, Florian Helgath Prinzregententheater Munich October 7th 2012
Text: Nicolas Brady (Fragments from “Ode to St. Cecilia”)

Chamber Orchestra

The Quiet (2010)

ca. 11'
Strings, Percussion (2 Player), wordless Choir
2010

Chamber Orchestra

Stern (2008)

ca. 7'
SATB, Baroque Orchestra
2008
Commissioned by Chamber Choir Consono
Premiered by Chamber Choir Consono, Harald Jers St. Severin Köln November 29th 2008

Chamber Orchestra

Mond und Licht (2008/2009)

to be revised
ca. 15'
SATB (with soloists), Strings, Percussion (1 Player) [also listed in Choir and in Spatial music]
2008
Commissioned by Oratorienchor Brühl
Premiered by Oratorienchor Brühl, Neues Rheinisches Kammerorchester, Michael Ostrzyga St. Mätthaus, Brühl March 28th 2009

Orchestra

Puer natus est (2016/2017)

Libretto by Winfried Böhm
ca. 115'
S-Solo, A-Solo, T-Solo, B-Solo, SATB (div.), large Orchestra
2016
Commissioned by Monteverdichor Würzburg / Bistum Würzburg
Premiered by Maximiliane Schweda (S), Barbara Buffy (A), Benedikt Nawrath (T), Thomas Bonni (B), Monteverdichor Würzburg, Jenaer Philharmonie, Matthias Beckert Neubaukirche Würzburg December 9th 2017



Orchestra

Wache (2004)

ca. 8'
Orchestra
2004

Choir

  
a cappella SATB (also div.)

Mars (2022)

ca. 8'
SSAATTBB
2022
Commissioned by via-nova-chor München
Premiered by via-nova-chor München, Kerstin Behnke July 2nd 2023

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Venus (2022)

ca. 8'
SSAATTBB
2022
Commissioned by via-nova-chor München
Premiered by via-nova-chor München, Kerstin Behnke July 2nd 2023

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Ein Totentanz (2021)

Originally for Vocal Quintet
S/A/T/Bar/B
2021
Commissioned by Kölner Vokalsolisten supported by Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien ("Neustart Kultur")
Premiered by Kölner Vokalsolisten, Michael Ostrzyga

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Uranus (2020)

ca. 6'
SSAATTBB
2020
Commissioned by hamburgVOKAL
Premiered by hamburgVOKAL, Matthias Mensching Elbphilharmonie Hamburg June 25th 2022

a cappella SATB (also div.)

I add my breath to your breath (2020)

ca. 4'
SSAATTBB
2020
Commissioned by 12th World Symposion on Choral Music (New Zealand)

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Kein schöner Land (2020)

SATB (also div.) [also listed in Arrangement]
2020
Commissioned by Chorwerk Ruhr
Premiered by Chorwerk Ruhr

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Nigra sum (2019)

Mvmt. of EXCELSIS / Part of cycle of motets as compiled by Monteverdi in his Marienvesper
ca. 4'
SSAATTBB
2019
Commissioned by Collegium Vocale Hannover for the Concert Inauguration of the English Organ
Premiered by Collegium Vocale Hannover, Florian Lohmann Nazarethkirche Hannover February 3rd 2019
Text: Latin
Helbling

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Ave maris stella (2019)

Mvmt. of EXCELSIS / Part of cycle of motets as compiled by Monteverdi in his Marienvesper
ca. 6'
SATB/SATB
2019
Commissioned by Collegium Vocale Hannover for the Concert Inauguration of the English Organ
Premiered by Collegium Vocale Hannover, Florian Lohmann Nazarethkirche Hannover February 3rd 2019
Text: Latin
Helbling

a cappella SATB (also div.)

And a Star over all (Two John Masefield Songs) (2019)

I. A Tall Ship (Sea-Feaver) / II. Twilight
ca. 12'
SSAATTBB
2019
Commissioned by Ensemble vocal for the 25th Anniversary of the Ensemble
Premiered by Ensemble vocal, Cornelius Trantow Friedenskirche Altona, Hamburg June 23th 2019
Text: English, John Masefield

Helbling

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Pulchra es (2019)

Part of cycle of motets as compiled by Monteverdi in his Marienvesper
ca. 5'
SSAATTBB
2019
Commissioned by El León de Oro for the International Competition Florilège
Premiered by El León de Oro, Marco Antonio García de Paz

a cappella SATB (also div.)

The Silent City (2019)

performances slated (in Stuttgart, Singapore, and Auckland NZ) cancelled due to the Corona pandemic
ca. 12'
24-part Choir
2019
Commissioned by Musikpodium Stuttgart (Kammerchor Stuttgart, Frieder Bernius) for the 12th World Symposion on Choral Music (New Zealand)
Premiered by Kammerchor Stuttgart, Frieder Bernius

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Thine Eyes (2019)

ca. 6'
SATB (div.)
2019
Commissioned by Kölner Kantorei
Premiered by Kölner Kantorei, Georg Hage Marktkirche Goslar May 11th 2019
Helbling

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Seasons and Time (2019)

from Nine Echoes of Ancient Trees, version for mixed chorus
ca. 6'
SATB / SATB
2019

a cappella SATB (also div.)

An Hour is a Sea (2018)

ca. 4'
SATB (and Soloists) [also listed in Spatial music]
2018
Commissioned by Kammerchor an der Universität Bonn
Premiered by Kammerchor an der Universität Bonn, Christoph Splittstößer Schlosskirche Bonn
Text: English, Emily Dickinson

a cappella SATB (also div.)

CGV [Chorale à Grand Vitesse] (2018)

ca. 5'
SSAATTBB
2018
Commissioned by Freie Universität/Technische Universität Berlin for the GRAN PREMIO EUROPEO DE CANTO CORAL in Tolosa
Premiered by Kammerchor des Collegium musicum Berlin, Donka Miteva Sophienkirche Berlin June 27th 2019
Text: French, Jean de La Ville de Mirmont and Alphonse de Lamartine

Helbling

a cappella SATB (also div.)

In the Highest (2017)

ca. 5'
SSAATTBB
2017
Commissioned by S:t Jacobs Church for 10th Anniversary of the Ensemble
Premiered by S:t Jacobs Vokalensemble, Mikael Wedar
Text: Luke 2:14

a cappella SATB (also div.)

K’vsh-chu [Redwood(s)] (2017)

I.
ca. 12'
SSAATTBB
2017
Commissioned by Kölner Kantorei for the 50th Anniversary of the Ensemble
Premiered by Kölner Kantorei, Georg Hage

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Es klappert die Mühle (2017)

S/MS/A/T/Bar/B [also listet in Sextet and Arrangement]
2017
Commissioned by Kölner Vokalsolisten
Premiered by Kölner Vokalsolisten

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Canticum Novum (…ab extremis terrae) (2016)

ca. 9'
Overtone Soloist (S/A), SSAATTBB
2016
Commissioned by Kammerchor I Vocalisti
Premiered by Kammerchor I Vocalisti, Hans-Joachim Lustig Lübeck July 2nd 2016
Text: Englisch, Isaiah 42,10 and Antiphon "In paradisum"



Helbling

a cappella SATB (also div.)

So treiben wir den Winter aus (2016)

SATB div. [also listed in Arrangement]
2016

Premiered by Voci di Fuoco

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Deus in adjutorium (2014)

Part of cycle of motets as compiled by Monteverdi in his Marienvesper
ca. 4'
SSAATTBB
2014
Commissioned by Bayerische Chorakademie for the "Vesperae beatae Mariae Virginis" project
Premiered by Bayerischer Landesjugendchor, Gerd Guglhör Konzertsaal der Hochschule für Musik und Theater München November 16th 2014
Text: Latin



Helbling

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Dixit Dominus (2014)

Part of cycle of motets as compiled by Monteverdi in his Marienvesper
ca. 4'
SSAATTBB
2014
Commissioned by Bayerische Chorakademie for the "Vesperae beatae Mariae Virginis" project
Premiered by Bayerischer Landesjugendchor, Gerd Guglhör Konzertsaal der Hochschule für Musik und Theater München November 16th 2014
Text: Latin


Helbling

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Fraktal I - Elf Permutationen (2014/2015)

Soloists, Overtone Singers, Choir
2014

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Lauda Jerusalem (2014)

Part of cycle of motets as compiled by Monteverdi in his Marienvesper
SSAATTBB
2014
Commissioned by Bayerische Chorakademie for the "Vesperae beatae Mariae Virginis" project
Premiered by Bayerischer Landesjugendchor, Gerd Guglhör Konzertsaal der Hochschule für Musik und Theater München November 16th 2014
Text: Latin



Helbling

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Stabat Mater (2014)

ca. 4'
SSAATTBB
2014
Commissioned by Wiener Kammerchor
Premiered by Wiener Kammerchor, Michael Grohotolsky



Helbling

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Kaladū (2013)

see Sidrabiņa (Kaladū)
ca. 7'
SATB/SATB
2013

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Saturn (2013/2014)

ca. 7'
SATB/SATB
2013
Commissioned by via-nova-chor München for the opening concert of "9. Deutscher Chorwettbewerb", 2014
Premiered by via-nova-chor München, Florian Helgath Weimarhalle, Weimar May 24th 2014
Text: English




Helbling

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Sidrabiņa (Kaladū) (2013)

(identical w/ Kaladu)
ca. 4'
SATB/SATB
2013
Commissioned by Kamēr... for the "Amber Songs" project
Premiered by Youth Choir "Kamēr...", Jānis Liepiņš

Musica Baltica

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Mein Hirt ist Gott der Herr (2013)

ca. 3'
SATB
2013
Commissioned by Carus Verlag (for Motettenbuch Gotteslob)

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Mein Hirt ist Gott der Herr (Motet) (2012)

SATB
2012
Commissioned by Carus Verlag (for Chorbuch Gotteslob)

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Drift (2011/2012)

ca. 7'
SSAATB
2011
Commissioned by Neuer Chor Berlin
Premiered by Neuer Chor Berlin, Maike Bühle

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Pied Beauty (2011/2012)

ca. 4'
SSAATTBB
2011
Commissioned by Chamber Choir of Asia (John Pamintuan)

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Mercurius (2010)

SSAATTBB
2010
Commissioned by Chamber Choir Consono
Premiered by Chamber Choir Consono, Harald Jers

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Virgen de las Nieves (2010)

ca. 7'
SSAATTBB
2010
Commissioned by Internationales Festival Neuer Musik 2010: Streams / Strömungen
Premiered by Kammerchor der Universität zu Köln, Michael Ostrzyga Abtei Brauweiler April 18th 2010
Text: Latin


Helbling

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Chant (2009)

ca. 7'
SAATB
2009
Commissioned by LandesJugendChor Rheinland-Pfalz Project w/ Stan Engebretson & Michael Reif (cancelled for health reasons)
Text: German, Translation of Kontakion (russisch-orthodoxe Hymne) [similar to Nunc dimittis]

Ferrimontana

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Harmonia (2009)

ca. 7'
SSAATTBB
2009
Commissioned by Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival
Premiered by Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival Chor, Cornelius Trantow

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Alle Vögel sind schon da (2009)

Version for SATB (also div.) [also listed in Arrangement]
2009

Premiered by Kammerchor der Universität zu Köln

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Rivers and Seas (2008)

ca. 4'
SATB
2008
for the wedding of Annika and Mischa Uebachs, as surprise gift
Premiered by Choir assembled for the Wedding, Michael Ostrzyga

Ferrimontana

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Iuppiter (2007)

ca. 5'
SSAATTBB
2007
Commissioned by Chamber Choir Consono
Premiered by Chamber Choir Consono, Harald Jers

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Our little life is rounded with a sleep (2007)

ca. 12'
SSAATTBB (w/ Soloists) [also listed in Spatial music]
2007
Commissioned by Europäischer Kammerchor
Premiered by Europäischer Kammerchor, Michael Reif

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Feather (2006)

ca. 5'
SATB
2006

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Red Cape Sketches (2006)

to be revised
ca. 10'
Choir w/ Soloists
2006
for the project »!yalp. Musik (und Verwandtes)«, WDR Musikfest
Premiered by Student Ensemble of Hochschule für Musik Köln und Universität Siegen, Michael Ostrzyga July 8th 2006

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Johannespassion (2005)

to be re-arranged
ca. 40'
Sprecher / Chor
2005

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Alles still in süßer Ruh (2003)

ca. 3'
S / A / T+B
2003
Commissioned by Concertino Musikverlag
Text: German, Hoffmann von Fallersleben

a cappella SATB (also div.)

Drei Mörike Lieder (2002/2004)

I. In der Früh / II. Lied vom Winde / III. Um Mitternacht
SATB (div.)
2002

a cappella SA (also div.)

Dido's Lament (from Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell) (2021)

SA (also div.)
2021
for the project "Totentanz" of Collegium musicum at University of Cologne
Premiered by Kammerchor der Universität zu Köln

a cappella SA (also div.)

Ave Generosa (2017)

ca. 5'
SSA
2017
Commissioned by Vocalia Taldea [https://vocaliataldea.com/es/]

Helbling

a cappella SA (also div.)

Endymion (2015)

ca. 4'
S MS A
2015

Text: William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, V. Act, Sc. 1

Helbling

a cappella SA (also div.)

Salve Regina (2015)

ca. 5'
S MS A
2015

a cappella SA (also div.)

Alle Vögel sind schon da (2009)

Original version for SSAA [also listed in Arrangement]
2009
Commissioned by Carus Verlag (for "Lore-Ley II", Chorbuch Deutsche Volkslieder)
Premiered by Kölner Kantorei

a cappella SA (also div.)

So treiben wir den Winter aus (2009)

SSAA [also listed in Arrangement]
2009
Commissioned by Carus Verlag (for "Lore-Ley II", Chorbuch Deutsche Volkslieder)

a cappella SA (also div.)

Es klappert die Mühle (2009)

SSAA [also listed in Arrangement]
2009
Commissioned by Carus Verlag (for "Lore-Ley II", Chorbuch Deutsche Volkslieder)

a cappella SA (also div.)

Psalm 116

ca. 6'
SSAA

Commissioned by Kölner Dommusik für den Mädchenchor am Kölner Dom [https://www.koelner-dommusik.de/]

Helbling

a cappella TB (also div.)

Nine Echoes of Ancient Trees (2017)

(Movements may be performed separately)
ca. 45'
TTTBBB, TT BB and T Bar B / T Bar B
2017
Commissioned by Ylioppilaskunnan Laulajat (YL Male Voice Choir) as part of the celebrations for Finland's 100 years of independence
Premiered by Ylioppilaskunnan Laulajat (YL Male Voice Choir), Pasi Hyökki Musiikkitalo,Helsinki September 30th 2017
Text: Williams Shakespeare, Walt Whitman, Isaac McLellan, Robert McIntyre, Dante Gabriel Rosetti, Thomas Gray, John Keats, Williams Wordsworth, Virginia Garland and Charles E. Ives

a cappella TB (also div.)

Mid rain, and many a summer sun (2016)

(Song of the Redwood-Tree)
ca. 7'
TTBB (div.)
2016
for Andrew Clark
Text: Walt Whitman, Song of the Redwood Tree (1900), verses 24 – 30
Helbling

with preproduced sounds

Mariposa (2019/2022/2023)

Three mvmts.
SSAATTBB and preproduced sounds
2019
Commissioned by Kammerchor Consono
Premiered by Kammerchor Consono St. Severin Cologne (first mvt.) May 26th 2019 (first mvt.)

with instrument(s)

For the Girl in the Cave of Horro (2022)

Part 1 & Part 2, conceived as movements to be inserted between the parts of Heinrich Schütz' Musikalische Exequien
ca. 13'
Three groups of soloists, Choir, small organ, violoncello solo, double bass solo [also listed in Spatial music]
2022
Commissioned by Junges Ensemble Berlin e.V. / Freundeskreis des Jungen Ensemble Berlin e.V. for the program SCHÜTZ 350
Premiered by Simone Drescher (cello), Alf Moser (double bass), Nicolas Bajorat (organ), Chor des Jungen Ensemble Berlin e.V., Vinzens Weissenburger (director) Samariterkirche Berlin November 13th 2022
Text: Dead Sea Scroll fragments found in the so-called Cave of Horror

with instrument(s)

Droga / Weg (2019)

Five mvmts.
ca. 12'
Three Choirs, Clarinet, Accordion [also listed in Spatial music]
2019
Commissioned by Kammerchor Voci di Fuoco and DialogFelder e.V. with support of Beethoven Jubiläumsgesellschaft BTHVN2020 for the Beethoven 2020 project, originally planned to be premiered in Katowice, Poland, with choirs from Poland and Germany
Premiered by Kammerchor Voci di Fuoco, Kölner Vokalsolisten, Trio Zaginione Archivum (Katowice), Fabian Hemmelmann (conductor) St. Andreas Cologne September 18th 2021

with instrument(s)

Excelsis (2018)

6 mvmts: I Prelude (Organ Solo), II Nigra Sum (choir a cappella), III Song of the Eclipse (choir & organ), IV Ave maris stelle (choir a cappella), V Air (Organ Solo), VI Alleluia (choir & organ); mvmts. may be performed separately
ca. 13'
SATB (div.), Organ
2018
Commissioned by Collegium Vocale Hannover for the Inauguration concerts of the English Organ in the Nazarethkirche Hannover
Premiered by Collegium Vocale Hannover, Florian Lohmann, Christoph Bornheimer (Organ) Nazarethkirche Hannover February 3rd 2019
Text: II: Song of Songs, III Yokuts Prayer, IV Medieval Hymn, VI (Psalm)

with instrument(s)

Still, still, still (2018)

SSA, English horn (or Oboe), 4 Violoncellos [also listed in Arrangements]
2018
Commissioned by MDR (Central German Broadcasting) for the CD Bübchens Weihnachtstraum

with instrument(s)

Kling, Glöckchen (2018)

SSA, 2 Trumpets., 1 French Horn (or Trombone), 1 Trombone (or French Horn), and handbells/triangle ad lib. [also listed in Arrangements]
2018
Commissioned by MDR (Central German Broadcasting) for the CD Bübchens Weihnachtstraum

with instrument(s)

Still, still, still (2018)

SSA, Piano [also listed in Arrangements]
2018
Commissioned by MDR (Central German Broadcasting) for the CD Bübchens Weihnachtstraum

with instrument(s)

Kling, Glöckchen (2018)

SSA, Piano, and handbells/triangle ad lib. [also listed in Arrangements]
2018
Commissioned by MDR (Central German Broadcasting) for the CD Bübchens Weihnachtstraum

with instrument(s)

Laudate eum omnes stellae luminis (2014)

originally for SSAA and Saxophone Quartet; I Alleluia / II Skies above / III Nacht, Meer / IV As ist was in the Beginning / V Glorificamus te
ca. 20'
SSAA, Organ
2014
Commissioned by Freiburger Dommusik
Premiered by Mädchenkantorei am Freiburger Münster, Martina van Lengerich Freiburger Münster In church services over the year 2015
Text: Latin and English texts from Psalm 148

with instrument(s)

Laudate eum omnes stellae luminis (2014)

I Alleluia / II Skies above / III Nacht, Meer / IV As ist was in the Beginning / V Glorificamus te
ca. 20'
SSAA, Saxophone Quartet
2014
Commissioned by Freiburger Dommusik
Premiered by Mädchenkantorei am Freiburger Münster, Martina van Lengerich, Raschèr Saxophone Quartet Freiburger Münster October 19th 2014
Text: Latin and English texts from Psalm 148

with instrument(s)

So treiben wir den Winter aus (2009/2013)

SA div. and Piano [also listed in Arrangement]
2009

with instrument(s)

Wind Resoncances

ca. 13'
SATB (div.), Percussion (1 Player) [also listed in Spatial music]

Commissioned by Europäischer Kammerchor for the Kölner Musiknacht 2007
Premiered by Europäischer Kammerchor, Michael Reif, Thomas Meixner (Percussion) St. Peter Köln September 15th 2007
Text: Percy Bysshe Shelley

Helbling

with orchestra

Puer natus est (2016/2017)

Libretto by Winfried Böhm
ca. 115'
S-Solo, A-Solo, T-Solo, B-Solo, SATB (div.), large Orchestra
2016
Commissioned by Monteverdichor Würzburg / Bistum Würzburg
Premiered by Maximiliane Schweda (S), Barbara Buffy (A), Benedikt Nawrath (T), Thomas Bonni (B), Monteverdichor Würzburg, Jenaer Philharmonie, Matthias Beckert Neubaukirche Würzburg December 9th 2017



with orchestra

Resounds (2012)

ca. 9'
S-Solo, A-Solo, T-Solo, B-Solo, SATB (div.) , Baroque Orchestra (w/ Cembalo obligato)
2012
Commissioned by via-nova-chor München for the 40th Anniversary of the choir
Premiered by Marie-Sophie Pollak (S), Stephanie Hampl (A). Sebastian Schmid (T), Christof Hartkopf (B), ensemble soluzione, via-nova-chor München, Florian Helgath Prinzregententheater Munich October 7th 2012
Text: Nicolas Brady (Fragments from “Ode to St. Cecilia”)

with orchestra

Stern (2008)

ca. 7'
SATB, Baroque Orchestra
2008
Commissioned by Chamber Choir Consono
Premiered by Chamber Choir Consono, Harald Jers St. Severin Köln November 29th 2008

with orchestra

Mond und Licht (2008/2009)

to be revised
ca. 15'
SATB, Strings, Percussion (1 Player) [also listed in orchestra and in Spatial music]
2008
Commissioned by Oratorienchor Brühl
Premiered by Oratorienchor Brühl, Neues Rheinisches Kammerorchester, Michael Ostrzyga St. Mätthaus, Brühl March 28th 2009

Spatial music

  

For the Girl in the Cave of Horror (2022)

Part 1 & Part 2, conceived as movements to be inserted between the parts of Heinrich Schütz' Musikalische Exequien
ca. 13'
Three groups of soloists, Choir, small organ, violoncello solo, double bass solo [also listed under Choir with instrument(s)]
2022
Commissioned by Junges Ensemble Berlin e.V. / Freundeskreis des Jungen Ensemble Berlin e.V. for the program SCHÜTZ 350
Premiered by Simone Drescher (cello), Alf Moser (double bass), Nicolas Bajorat (organ), Chor des Jungen Ensemble Berlin e.V., Vinzens Weissenburger (director) Samariterkirche Berlin November 13th 2022
Text: Dead Sea Scroll fragments found in the so-called Cave of Horror

Droga / Weg (2019)

Five mvmts.
ca. 12'
Three Choirs, Clarinet, Accordion [also listed in Choir with instrument(s)]
2019
Commissioned by Kammerchor Voci di Fuoco and DialogFelder e.V. with support of Beethoven Jubiläumsgesellschaft BTHVN2020 for the Beethoven 2020 project, originally planned to be premiered in Katowice, Poland, with choirs from Poland and Germany
Premiered by Kammerchor Voci di Fuoco, Kölner Vokalsolisten, Trio Zaginione Archivum (Katowice), Fabian Hemmelmann (conductor) St. Andreas Cologne September 18th 2021

An Hour is a Sea (2018)

ca. 4'
SATB (and Soloists) [also listed in Choir]
2018
Commissioned by Kammerchor an der Universität Bonn
Premiered by Kammerchor an der Universität Bonn, Christoph Splittstößer Schlosskirche Bonn
Text: English, Emily Dickinson

Mond und Licht (2008/2009)

to be revised
ca. 15'
SATB (with soloists), Strings, Percussion (1 Player) [also listed in Choir and in Orchestra]
2008
Commissioned by Oratorienchor Brühl
Premiered by Oratorienchor Brühl, Neues Rheinisches Kammerorchester, Michael Ostrzyga St. Mätthaus, Brühl March 28th 2009

Our little life is rounded with a sleep (2007)

ca. 12'
SSAATTBB (w/ Soloists) [also listed in Choir]
2007
Commissioned by Europäischer Kammerchor
Premiered by Europäischer Kammerchor, Michael Reif

Cycles (2006)

to be revised
ca. 16'
Flute (and Picc.), English horn, Violoncello, Percussion (1 Player), Audio-Playback [also listed in Ensemble]
2006

Premiered by Students of Siegen University and Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln

Wind Resoncances

ca. 13'
SATB (div.), Percussion (1 Player) [also listed in Choir with instrument(s)]

Commissioned by Europäischer Kammerchor for the Kölner Musiknacht 2007
Premiered by Europäischer Kammerchor, Michael Reif, Thomas Meixner (Percussion) St. Peter Köln September 15th 2007
Text: Percy Bysshe Shelley

Arrangements

  

Gott des Himmels und der Erden (Organ chorale by Max Reger) (2022)

Arrangement of an Organ Choral by Max Reger
ca. 3,5'
Vocal Sextet (S/MS/A/T/Bar/B) [also listed in Sextet]
2022
Commissioned by StimmGold Vokalensemble
Premiered by StimmGold Vokalensemble

Dido's Lament (from Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell) (2021)

SA (also div.)
2021
for the project "Totentanz" of Collegium musicum at University of Cologne
Premiered by Kammerchor der Universität zu Köln

Kein schöner Land (2020)

SATB (also div.) [also listed in Choir a cappella SATB (also div.)]
2020
Commissioned by Chorwerk Ruhr
Premiered by Chorwerk Ruhr

Still, still, still (2018)

SSA, English horn (or Oboe), 4 Violoncellos [also listed under Choir with instrument(s)]
2018
Commissioned by MDR (Central German Broadcasting) for the CD Bübchens Weihnachtstraum

Kling, Glöckchen (2018)

SSA, 2 Trumpets., 1 French Horn (or Trombone), 1 Trombone (or French Horn), and handbells/triangle ad lib. [also listed under Choir with instrument(s)]
2018
Commissioned by MDR (Central German Broadcasting) for the CD Bübchens Weihnachtstraum

Still, still, still (2018)

SSA, Piano [also listed in Choir with instrument(s)]
2018
Commissioned by MDR (Central German Broadcasting) for the CD Bübchens Weihnachtstraum

Kling, Glöckchen (2018)

SSA, Piano, and handbells/triangle ad lib. [also listed under Choir with instrument(s)]
2018
Commissioned by MDR (Central German Broadcasting) for the CD Bübchens Weihnachtstraum

Es klappert die Mühle (2017)

S/MS/A/T/Bar/B [also listet in Choir a cappella SATB (also div.) and Sextet]
2017
Commissioned by Kölner Vokalsolisten
Premiered by Kölner Vokalsolisten

So treiben wir den Winter aus (2016)

SATB div. [also listed in Choir a cappella SATB (also div.)]
2016

Premiered by Voci di Fuoco

Alle Vögel sind schon da (2012)

Version for Vocal Sextet [also listed in Quartet/Quintet/Sextet]
2012
Commissioned by Kölner Vokalsolisten
Premiered by Kölner Vokalsolisten

Der Mond ist aufgegangen (2012)

Choir (multiple versions, can be combined with each other)
2012
Commissioned by Carus Verlag (for Chorbuch Gotteslob)

Mein Hirt ist Gott der Herr (Chorale) (2012)

Choir (multiple versions, can be combined with each other)
2012
Commissioned by Carus Verlag (for Chorbuch Gotteslob)

So treiben wir den Winter aus (2009/2013)

SA div. and Piano [also listed in Choir with instrument(s)]
2009

Alle Vögel sind schon da (2009)

Version for SATB (also div.) [also listed in Choir a cappella SATB (also div.)]
2009

Premiered by Kammerchor der Universität zu Köln

Alle Vögel sind schon da (2009)

Original version for SSAA [also listed in Choir a cappella SA (also div.)]
2009
Commissioned by Carus Verlag (for "Lore-Ley II", Chorbuch Deutsche Volkslieder)
Premiered by Kölner Kantorei

So treiben wir den Winter aus (2009)

SSAA [also listed in Choir a cappella SA (also div.)]
2009
Commissioned by Carus Verlag (for "Lore-Ley II", Chorbuch Deutsche Volkslieder)

Es klappert die Mühle (2009)

SSAA [also listed in Choir a cappella SA (also div.)]
2009
Commissioned by Carus Verlag (for "Lore-Ley II", Chorbuch Deutsche Volkslieder)

Solveigs Sang (2007)

Arrangement of E. Griegs Tune (from Peer Gynt, op. 23)
Soprano-Solo, Flute, Violin, Piano [also listed in Ensemble]
2007
as part of the program "Solveigs Lieder"
Premiered by Ensemble sforzato (Peter Stein, Violin; Nicole Ferrein, Soprano; Michael Ostrzyga, piano/keyboard instruments; Annette Reichwald, Flute)

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