Gerbert Mutter (1922–1989) — Introitus (1959) 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 Anton Böhm & Sohn in “Introitus, Offertorium, und Communio”