Eva-Maria Houben - Organ Sonatinas and Drones

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Huge collection of gorgeous organ compositions by Eva-Maria Houben, performed by Carson Cooman



sonatina no. 1 (2016)
01. lento sognante (dreamily slow)
02. come un’ ombra movente (like a moving shadow)
03. con una leggerezza fantasiosa (with an odd lightness)

sonatina no. 2 (2016)
04. sogni confusi (confused dreams)
05. come un leggero vapore iridato (like a rainbow-colored mist)
06. con una lenta e grave eleganza (with a dignified and slow elegance)

sonatina no. 3 (2016)
07. sognante / ”sogno marittimo” (dreamy / “sea-dream”)
08. come un inno. da molto lontano: uscendo dalla foschia (like a hymn. from very far away: appearing out of the fog)
09.con una grande dolcezza (with great tenderness)
10. drones (2014)


Carson Cooman / organ 


recorded in hoofdorgel, laurenskerk, rotterdam (netherlands) august / september 2016.
organ is a marcussen & son, 1973; model by jiri zurek, 2012

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Eva-Maria Houben

Eva-Maria Houben has been performing works for the organ for more than 30 years. As she is related to the “wandelweiser-group” of composers, her compositions are published by “edition wandelweiser”, Haan. Her list of compositions up to now includes works for the organ, piano, clarinet, trombone, violoncello and other solo instruments, works for voice and piano, for wind and chamber ensembles, for orchestra and for voice and orchestra, works for choir (www.wandelweiser.de). She publishes on subjects of contemporary music (Steiner, PFAU, Edition Howeg, bis-label Oldenburg). Since 2000 her music has been published by Edition Wandelweiser (Haan). CDs have also been released by Another Timbre, Irritable Hedgehog and Makro. In 2012 she founded her own label diafani (www.diafani.de).