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I would like to give you here a short description of the musical compositions in written form which I arranged during the last 30 years.
In the 1980s I created a cycle of piano compositions titled as "Klangbilder" ("Sound Paintings"). It is a collection of short pieces which depict incidents, ideas or images. The music is influenced by different "classical" epochs - including the 20th century - in connection with elements of Jazz. The difficulty of most pieces can be rated medium or advanced.
Since the 80s I write arrangements for small ensembles, in particular for piano and saxophone, but also for transverse flute, guitar, cello, violin etc. Most of these pieces were performed by different ensembles which combined music with poetry, prose and art. I offer some of these compositions as Lead Sheets. They can be performed by any solo instrument, and they are a basis for improvisation and for free interpretation.
During the last years I have written music sheets for educational purpose, in particular for saxophone and piano. The pieces are composed in cycles to appeal above all for younger musicians. In some pieces - which are on a higher level - you can find completely arranged solos.
In the next time I would like to upload a choice of these compositions. You find other infos, music demos and pictures on my homepage www.klangfarben-koeln.de. I am always open to questions and suggestions.