Josef Still, cathedral organist at the Hohe Domkirche Trier since 1994 and the expert authority on organs of the diocese of Trier, is the successor to the long-time cathedral organist Wolfgang Oehms and has recorded an extraordinary music programme to celebrate the Christmas festivities on the present CD.
The works of selected Polish composers appear on the recording, together with works of J.S. Bach and Max Re-ger performed on the Beckerath Organ in the Lebens-baumkirche in Manderscheid. The Beckerath Organ, which was moved to Manderscheid from the former In-stitute of Church Music of the diocese of Speyer and renovated by Mayer Organ Builders, has found a new home in the Lebensbaumkirche. Here it can resound in a new-found brilliance.
Dieter Oehms, a native of Manderscheid, wishes to dedi-cate this production to his home community on the oc-casion of his 75th birthday, thus making the Beckerath Organ and Manderscheid famous far beyond the Eifel to a worldwide interested public.