Sauseng Wolfgang

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 Pater noster 1976 ~ 10m
2 Zwei Psalmen 1978 13m
3 Tanzstück I 1981 3m
4 Tanzstück II 1981 3m
5 Tempus enim prope est - Meditationen zur Apokalypse 1981 ~ 20m
6 Kehrt um, denn das Reich Gottes ist nahe 1981 ~ 30m
7 Communio pro Dom. - II. Adventus 1982 ~ 5m
8 Madres 1983 3m
9 Siehe, wir kommen und bringen unsere Gaben 1983 13m
10 Nachtstück 1983 3m
11 Estampies 1983 ~ 8m
12 Fürchte dich nicht, Maria - Antiphon zum Magnificat 1983 ~ 5m
13 Messe 1984 ~ 20m
14 Kleine Motette 1984 ~ 4m
15 Requiem 1984 ~ 25m
16 Psalmmotette 1985 ~ 12m
17 Gesänge um den Frieden 1985 13m
18 Altindisches Gebet 1986 ~ 3m
19 Weise vom Tod 1986 ~ 7m
20 Wiener Totentanz 1987 ~ 5m
21 Ying - Yang 1987 ~ 3m
22 Psalm 131 1987
23 Musik zum Wortgottesdienst 1987 9m
24 Kleines geistliches Konzert 1987 ~ 4m
25 Und ist kein Halt - Vier Stücke über ein hebräisches Gebet 1988 25m
26 Nachtwege - Zwei Stücke zur Passion 1989 7m
27 Ciacona per tromba e organo 1989 12m
28 Magnificat 1989 ~ 20m
29 Proprium zum fünften Fastensonntag 1990 ~ 13m
30 In Angustiis - Vier Stücke zum Gottesdienst 1991 ~ 34m
31 Domine Jesu Christe - zum Requiem 1991 ~ 13m
32 An Wasserflüssen Babylon - Liedmotette 1992 ~ 7m
33 Vier kleine Chöre 1992 6m
34 Suite modale 1992 ~ 12m
35 Auf meinem Lager, des Nachts ... - 29 leere Spiegel, 15 Spiegelversuche und 14 wahrhaftige Spiegelungen 1992 ~ 15m
36 Zucht er vnd Lob - per canto e basso 1993 5m
37 Ballo per organo 1993 10m
38 Parole spezzate - Klage für Sarajevo 1993
39 Era sventura sapere - Recitativo, con due streghe e Madrigale a tre 1994 ~ 8m
40 Missa per l'organo - in Dominicis Adventus 1994 14m
41 Aranka - Sechs Lieder 1995 17m
42 Ostermusik in Dorisch 1996 14m
43 Deutsches Ordinarium 1996 ~ 11m
44 Das Staunen des Ezechiel 1997 ~ 1h 10m
45 Gorm Grymme - Chorballade 1998 ~ 7m
46 Archaia Thalassa 1999 ~ 15m
47 Marmo di Paro 2000 ~ 10m
48 Hiobsgesänge 2001 ~ 17m
49 Passio Iesu - secundum Ioannem 2002 ~ 1h 15m
50 ... in grünen Stein geschlossen 2004 ~ 4m 30s
51 Wo wohnt die Seele? 2005 ~ 6m
52 Mondgott 2005 ~ 6m
53 Drei ernste Gesänge - für hohen Bariton und 10 Bläser nach Texten von Erich Rentrow 2005 ~ 14m
54 Motette aus "Passio Iesu" - Fassung für 8 Blechbläser 2006
55 Engelsmusiken zur Oper AION - Die Flut. 2007
56 Totentanz 2008
57 De visione duodecima 2010
58 Der Graf von Öderland 2011
59 Rose aus Asche 2013

General Information

Date of Birth:  6. July 1956
Place of Birth:  Graz
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Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1977 - 2008

founder and director of the vocal and instrumental ensemble, fostering early and contemporary church music, performances in Austria and abroad

1977 - 2008

organist at the Michaelerkirche

1977 - 2008

musical director of the television production from the Michaelerkirche ("Aschermittwoch der Künstler"; Artists' Ash Wednesday)

1982 - 1984

accompanist

1982 - 1995

teacher

1989 - 1996

senior professor (Department of Church Music) - music theory and church composition

1991

ever since: artistic director of the project "Mozart in St. Michael" (church musical work on 52 Sundays)

1996

ever since: senior professor at the Institute for Organ, Organology and Church Music, deputy head of the institute

1999

ever since: musical director at the "Wild Summer" (directed by Einar Schleef)

concerts as organist in Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Germany and England, radio and CD recordings of own original works and those of others

organisation of the annual international organ festival St. Michael

lecturer and teacher for courses and seminars at different institutions in Austria

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
1989

International Organ Festival St. Michael

1993

Haller Bachtage

1996

portrait concert, performance of several works, among others

1999

Festival dell'Aurora di Crotone

2002

premiere of the dramatic stage work

2003

Probsteikirche Herz Jesu

2003

premiere

2004

Basilica Concerts (Vbg.)

2005

Musica Sacra Paderborn: performance of several commissioned pieces, among others

2005

performance of several pieces, among others

2006

International Choir Contest

2006

Osaka, Japan: conducted at the Symphony-Hall

2007
2007
2009

premiere

2013

premiere

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
1983

Austrian Catholic Day

1987

Austrian Week for Church Music

1989
1991
1992

Haller Bachtage

1997

Erwin Ortner Fund

2000

Festival dell'Aurora di Crotone

2001
2004
2005

Musica Sacra Paderborn: commissioned for three pieces

numerous commissions by: ORF, Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Singers' Association Vienna, Chorus sine nomine, Jeunesse musicale, Carinthian Summer, Festival Organistico Internazionale Città di Treviso, …

mainly compositions of spiritual nature - some published by Universal Edition, Doblinger Verlag and Musikverlag Alexander Mayer

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1974

promotional award for music

1975

culture award

1985
1995

Erwin Ortner Fund: promotional award

1997

promotional award for music

Description of Style

Always looking for new possibilities to move freely in the conflicting areas of tonality and free tonality, Sauseng mainly works with self-created modes and feels bound to a contemporary "singability" and interpretation of texts in his works.

 

Wolfgang Sauseng, 1997

Recording Performer of (Composition)