Gerbert Mutter (1922–1989) — Kleine Choralfantasie über “O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden” (1970) for organ
German composer Gerbert Mutter (1922–1989) was born in St. Blasien. In 1941 he was conscripted into military service and spent a period in Russian captivity, during which he wrote a book of poems about the experience of being a prisoner. After the war, Mutter continued his musical studies at the Jesuit College in St. Blasien and the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg. He has an extensive career as a teacher and school administrator while also remaining active as a composer and organist. Mutter wrote more than 250 works, including a large amount of church music. In later life, he began to compose extensively for wind ensemble, writing amany highly-regarded band pieces that entered the repertory of such ensembles. His music language was influenced by Hindemith, Stravinsky, Orff, and Genzmer in different ways; his mature language was characterized by a personal modality with a 20th century flavor.
Published by Musikverlag Alfred Coppenrath in “Fünf kleine Choralfantasien für Orgel”