Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707):
Toccata in d (BuxWV 155)
Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654):
Alamanda Brynsmedelijn (10 variations)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750):
Toccata und Fuge in d „Dorisch" (BWV 538)
Triosonate in e-Moll (BWV 528)
César Franck (1822-1890):
Prélude, Fugue et Variation in B minor (Op. 18)
Matthias Mück (*1967):
Prélude „Hommage à Maurice Duruflé"
was born in Mainz in 1967 and began piano studies at age 6. In the children and youth choir of St. Alban's, Mainz, he began as a boy soprano and was influenced by 15 years of church music with the choir. Further piano lessons at the Peter Cornelius Conservatory in Mainz, and with Wilhelm Ohmen in Mainz. From 1982 to 1985 he studied Catholic Music at the Episcopal Church Institute of Sacred Music in Mainz. His first organist position was in 1983 at the Catholic Parish Church of St. Boniface in Mainz, where in 1990 he took over the choir. From 1990 to 1998 he studied Catholic Church music, first at the Department of Music Education at the Johannes-Gutenberg University (Mainz) with Prof. Peter-A. Stadtmüller and Hans-Jürgen Kaiser, then at the State University of Music and Performing Arts (Frankfurt am Main) with Prof. Dr. Reinhardt Menger and Prof. Martin Lücker. From March 1997 to January 2000 he was organist at St. John, Frankfurt-Unterliederbach where he started a new concert series. He has a special interest in improvisation and early music, and has twice been an active participant in the international Altenberg Organ Academy of improvisation. In February 2000 Mück was appointed Kathedralmusiker (organist and choirmaster) at the Cathedral and Parish Church of St. Sebastian Magdeburg. He regularly plays organ concerts at home and abroad, and is a sought-after contiuo player for oratorio concerts. He teaches choral conducting, music history and organ in the Diocese of Magdeburg and also teaches organ and piano at Conservatoire Georg Philipp Telemann Magdeburg.