Ernst Pepping (born 12 September 1901 in Duisburg, died 1 February 1981 in Spandau) was a German composer of classical music.
Professional career [ edit ]
Pepping studied composition at the
Berliner Hochschule für Musik with Walter Gmeindl between 1922 and 1926. In 1934 he was appointed a teacher for music theory and composition at the Spandauer Kirchenmusikschule in Spandau, where he remained for much of his life. Among his many students was Helmut Barbe. Pepping taught also at the Berliner Hochschule from 1935 to 1938, and again from 1947 to 1968 as a professor of church music and composition.
Pepping received honours for his compositions, an
honorary doctorate from the Freie Universität Berlin in 1961 and the Kirchliche Hochschule Berlin in 1971.
Compositions [ edit ]
Three symphonies (recorded on cpo) 1932, 1942 (F minor), 1944 (E flat) (Die Tageszeiten).
[1 ] A piano concerto (1950)
Variations for orchestra (pub. 1949)
Zwei Orchestertücke über ein Chanson des Binchois (1958) [3 ]
Masses, Motets and other works for liturgical use including
Deutsche Choralmesse (1931) [4 ]
Und ist ein Kind geboren" Motet (1936)
Ein jegliches hat seine Zeit Three Motets from Leviticus (1937)
Jesus und Nikodemus (1938)
Deutsche Messe (1938) [4 ]
Missa Dona nobis pacem (1948) [4 ]
Heut und ewig Liederkreis nach Gedichten von Goethe for a cappella choir A setting of the
Te Deum (1956) [4 ]
Die Weinachtsgeschichte des Lukas" a cappella choir (1959) A setting of the 23rd Psalm (published 1962)
Organ works (a CD of which was released by cpo in 1992, including his second concerto for organ, the Chorale Partita, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern on , four fugues, and the partita Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig)
Organ sonata (pub. 1958), other works
Three Fugues on BACH (pub. 1949)
Grosses Orgelbuch I: Advent & Christmas (pub. 1941)
Grosses Orgelbuch II: Passion (pub. 1941)
Grosses Orgelbuch III: Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, Michaelmas (pub. 1941)
Kleines Orgelbuch (pub. 1941)
Sonata for piano (pub. 1937)
Liederbuch nach Gedichten von Paul Gerhard for mezzo-soprano & piano (1946)
References [ edit ]