Günter Gruschwitz

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Marktkirche Neuwied

Günter Gruschwitz (born November 22, 1928 ; † February 11, 2018 ) was a German church musician and composer .

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Gruschwitz, born in 1928, worked as a cantor in Düsseldorf-Gerresheim and from 1973 at the Marktkirche in Neuwied and the Protestant church district of Wied until his retirement in 1992.

For his achievements he was awarded the title of church music director . In 1999 he received the culture award of the city of Neuwied.


  • 1999: Culture Prize of the City of Neuwied


Choral works:

  • Credo 2000 - for 4-8-part mixed choir a cappella, op.38
  • Who you have the time in your hands - for solos, choir, wind instruments, 2 pianos and percussion, op.26
  • The Lord is my faithful shepherd - for 2 equal voices, flute and the like. Viola. op.13d
  • German Vespers "Praise the name of the Lord!" for solos, choir and orchestra, op.36
  • Hosanna - for two-part children's choir and four-part mixed choir, op.14b
  • Go all over the world - for soprano and bass solo, speaker, orchestra, percussion and harpsichord, op.25
  • Small cantata for Pentecost - for 1 - 3 equal voices and Instr., Op.13c
  • Small song cantata for Christmas - for 1-3 parts . Children's choir u. Instr., Op.13a
  • Small Easter cantata - for 1-3 parts. Children's choir u. Instr., Op.13b
  • My God, why did you leave me - passion motet (based on Psalm 22) and Chorale "I am, my salvation, connected"; for 4stg. Choir (SATB), op.14c
  • Now let's God the Lord - choral cantata for congregation, choir and wind instruments, op.9
  • Requiem - German - for solos, choir and orchestra, op.47
  • See, this is God's lamb - passion motet according to Joh. 1, 29 u. Isa. 54, 6, 5 with chorale “ O Lamb of God, innocent ”; for 4stg. Choir (SATB), op.14a

Organ works:

  • Sonata on songs from the Geneva Psalter , op.30
  • Toccata and fugue on the sequence of notes bach , op.27
  • Variations on a Theme by Max Reger , op.21
  • We all believe in one God - Passacaglia, Fugue and Choral, op.16

Web links

Notes and individual references

  1. ^ Rhein-Zeitung, edition of February 14, 2018
  2. www.neuwied.de , accessed on January 5, 2009