Nearer, My God, to Thee!
by Sigfrid Karg-Elert, reprint of 1912 Carl Simon edition
This is a new printing on sturdy, acid-free paper of Karg-Elert’s dramatic memorial to the sinking of the Titanic.
16 pages. We provide a photo, capsule biography, and list of organ works. Highest quality guaranteed. Size of music is
10.5" x 13.5"
This Is Newly Printed Music
(1877-1933) was born Siegfried Theodore Karg and changed his name to honor his mother. He studied
and then taught at Leipzig Conservatory. It was Max Reger who suggested that he compose for the organ, and he wrote dozens of pieces
for organ and harmonium. Shortly after the sinking of RMS Titanic in April of 1912, Karg-Elert wrote several compositions for
various instruments and voices using the Lowell Mason tune, and this is the piece for organ solo. Moderate. (For a different approach
using a different tune, see Joseph
Bonnet’s In Memoriam