1. Einzug

Lieber Gott ich bin hier

Paul Koutnik
Year of composition
Rosemarie Harbert, Anneliese Lissner
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
2 minutes
Instrumental parts

Part 1 of Rieder Kindermesse, written for first communion of two of my daughters. Performed 1996 and 2000. Lyrics taken from old Gotteslob (670), and by Manfred Siebald and Gabriela Popp. The intention was to bring a few emotional moments and also a good portion swing into the church - the kids understood this intuitively and have been fabulous :-) I have been accompanied by Florian Fennes on the alto sax, Gabi Popp directed the kids. Florian has in the meantime grown up to a tremendous musician with a broad range of interests: http://www.florianfennes.at/ Other 8 parts of the mass are available also on this site. Main topic/object of the masses has been the butterfly, therefore several related passages in the lyrics. Enjoy!

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