Erich Romanovsky

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Romanovsky Erich

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category Sheet Music Shop
1 Jauchzet dem Herrn (Psalm 100) - Motette 1991 6m
2 St. Nikolaus-Messe 1990 20m
3 Ave Maria 1989 2m
4 Jubilate Deo - Motette 1989 3m
5 Drei Antiphonen und ein Halleluja 1987 ~ 2m
6 Deutsches Magnificat 1986 8m
7 Zweites Streichquartett 1985 15m
8 Introduktion und Passacaglia 1984 10m
9 Symphonisches Fragment 1983 10m
10 Introduktion und Toccata 1981 6m
11 St. Ursula-Messe 1981 20m
12 Drei Nietzsche-Chöre 1981 6m
13 Wanderers Nachtlied I und II 1980 ~ 2m
14 Die Nachtigall 1980 2m
15 Vater unser 1980 2m
16 Vier Liedsätze 1980 31m - 1h
17 Zweimal fünf Kirchenliedsätze 1979
18 Zweite Musik für Streichorchester 1977 15m
19 Choral-Toccata 1977 10m
20 Missa brevis 1977 6m
21 Zwei Chorsätze zu deutschen Kirchenliedern 1977
22 Konzert für Orgel und Orchester 1977 17m
23 Deutsches Te Deum 1976 5m
24 Präludium und Fuge in D 1975 10m
25 Trio 1974 10m
26 Macht hoch die Tür - Partita canonica 1973 10m
27 Symphonischer Prolog 1972 10m
28 Zwei Postludien und vier Jubilen 1972
29 Zehn kleine Adventmotetten 1972 ~ 10m
30 Sinfonietta 1971 13m
31 Lobe den Herrn - Choralvorspiel 1971 3m
32 Dürer-Triptychon 1971 12m
33 Serenade für Kammerorchester 1970 15m
34 Vor-, Zwischen- und Nachspiele zu 16 Kirchenliedern 1970
35 Deutsches Credo 1970 3m
36 Vier deutsche Adventmotetten 1970 ~ 10m
37 Deutsches Proprium der Totenmesse 1970 12m
38 Deutsche Messe in d 1970 8m
39 Deutsche Messe in C - Döblinger Messe ohne Gloria 1970 7m
40 Konzert für Kammerorchester 1969 19m
41 Wir danken dir, Herr 1969 2m
42 Proprium zum Fest des Heiligen Franz von Sales 1969 10m
43 Introduktion und Rondo - für Streichorchester 1968 8m
44 Fünf deutsche Motetten zur Eucharistiefeier 1968
45 Bläserquintett 1967 14m
46 Präludium und Fuge in A 1966 6m
47 Erste Musik für Streichorchester 1966 14m
48 Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester 1965 19m
49 Deutsches Ordinarium 1965 15m
50 Nonett 1964 19m
51 O heil'ge Seelenspeise - Motette 1964 1m
52 O heil'ge Seelenspeise - Choralvorspiel 1964 2m
53 Toccata 1963 6m
54 Musik zum Tag der Fahne 1963 1963 8m
55 Fanfare - für die "Festwoche des religiösen Films 1963" 1963 10m
56 Laudate pueri (112. Psalm) - Motette 1963 3m
57 Symphonische Phantasie 1962 23m
58 Virgo regem genuit - Motette 1961 2m
59 Zwölf Nachspiele zum "Deo Gratias" 1961 ~ 12m
60 Mater purissima - Geistliches Lied 1961 4m
61 Drei heitere Madrigale 1961 5m
62 O radix Jesse - Motette 1960 1m
63 Proprium für den fünften Sonntag nach Ostern 1960 10m
64 Erstes Streichquartett 1959 13m
65 Modulationswerk 1959
66 Fanfare zum Katholikentag Wien 1958
67 Pange lingua I und II 1957
68 Missa Gaudens gaudebo 1957 18m
69 Vierzehn Liedsätze 1957
70 Triptychon super "Veni creator spiritus" 1957 12m
71 Vor-, Zwischen- und Nachspiele zu 24 Kirchenliedern 1957
72 Proprium der Totenmesse 1956 8m
73 Missa Laudate Dominum 1956 20m
74 Deutscher Psalm 116 1956 3m
75 Vorspiele zum Choralintroitus 1956 - 1958 ~ 8m
76 Choralvorspiele 1956
77 Zwei Totengesänge 1956 4m
78 Drei Liedsätze 1956 ~ 6m
79 Gepriesen bist Du, Herr - Motette 1956 3m
80 Erde singe - Kleine Choralmotette 1956 2m
81 Sieben Gesänge für die Palmweihe und -prozession 1956
82 Preise den Herrn, meine Seele - Motette 1956 1m
83 Maria, breit den Mantel aus - Liedkantate 1955 10m
84 Zwei Deutsche Psalmen (126, 129) 1955 ~ 4m
85 Nun bitten wir den Heiligen Geist - Kleine Choralmotette 1955 2m
86 Proprium zum Fest der Heiligen Brigitta 1954 8m
87 Sonate 1953 10m
88 Missa Lumen Cordium 1951 20m
89 Offertorium Sanctificavit 1950 3m
90 Proprium zum Fest der Heiligen Anna 1950 10m
91 Herzliebster Jesus - Choralvorspiel 1949 3m
92 Missa Rex pacificus 1948 20m

General Information

Date of Birth:  11. July 1929
Place of Birth:  Vienna
Country of Birth: 
Date of Death:  31. October 1993
Place of Death:  Vienna
Nationality: 

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1937 - 1947

private lessons (Helen Vlna)

1937 - 1947

private lessons (Steffie Baburek)

1945 - 1947

private lessons

1947

graduated from high school with distinction

1947 - 1952

German language and literature studies

1947 - 1952

musicology

1947 - 1949

church music

1947 - 1949

church music

1947 - 1949

church music

1947 - 1949

church music (Franz Kosch)

1949

graduated with distinction

1950 - 1956

Parish Vienna-Baumgarten: organ player and choir director

1952 - 1954

choral directing

1952 - 1954

choral directing (Gottfried Kassowitz)

1952 - 1954

choral directing (Alfred Spannagel)

1952 - 1954

choral directing

1953

graduation

1954

graduated with excellent success

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1945 - 1993

organ player in churches and concert halls

1947 - 1993

composer

1950 - 1956

organist and choral-director at the Parish Baumgarten (Vienna XIV)

1954

Second International Congress for Catholic Church Music: secretary

1955 - 1993

teacher of harmonics, counterpoint, musical form, history of church music, history of song and oratorio, history of opera

1957 - 1967

secretary

1958 - 1959

secretary general of the International Music Competitions

1970 - 1993

choral director and organist of the Parish Krim (Vienna XIX)

1974 - 1980

associated professor for music theory at the church music department

1980 - 1993

chair of music theory at the church music department

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation

Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Yugoslavia, the Netherlands, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, etc.

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1949

graduation award by the Ministry of Education

1952

Austrian state award

1955

Vatican: Pope's Cross of Honour "Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice"

1956

First Austrian Organ Improvisation Competition Linz/St. Florian: award-winner

1959

promotional award

1966

ORF-award

1967

promotional award

1987

award of the Salzburg Cathedral

Description of Style

I consider myself a composer that works in the "middle", attempting to combine tradition and progress in a natural way. Experiments are not in my nature, but I consider the mere borrowing from the past to be rather unfruitful. My compositional idiosyncrasies are: sticking to a single, yet often very free tonality, where the vertical structure does not mainly consist of three layer chords and sounds. I have a preference for contrapuntal techniques and forms and the occasional use of twelve tone themes, but without serial arrangements. Given my background as a church musician, I started out as a composer for the organ and choir and then moved on to chamber and orchestral music.

 

Erich Romanovsky, 1991