Songbook is not a typical choral work with orchestra. The voices are embedded in the orchestral sound for long passages, and in many places there is a tonal fusion of the voices with the instruments. Songbook is a two-part composition (Songbook I + Songbook II). Songbook I can be performed without Songbook II, while Songbook II can only be performed together with Songbook I.
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Michael Obst is a composer, pianist, and teacher. He began his successful composing career with electronic music and subsequently composed works for music theater, film and concert halls. His experience as a pianist with the Ensemble Modern, enriched his understanding of contemporary music. After 25 fulfilling years of teaching, he is now excited to once again concentrate on his own composition projects.