Jörg Abbing


Born in 1969 in Duisburg, Jörg Abbing began studies in piano and composition with erste Alexander Meyer in Bremen and organ with Günter Eumann. He then studied church music, organ playing and musicology in Düsseldorf and Saarbrücken where his teachers included Almut Rößler and Volker Hempfling. He also studied organ with Gaston Litaize. He also studied privately in Paris with André Isoir, and Naji Hakim.

Since 1995, he has served as Kantor and Organist at the Ev.Stiftskirche St. Arnual in Saarbrücken. He also teaches liturgical organ playing and improvisation at the Hochschule für Musik Saar in Saarbrücken. He has written biographies on Maurice Duruflé and Jean Guillou.

Symphonische Orgelimprovisationen
IFO-Verlag, Saarbrücken: 1998.

Jörg Abbing – Improvisation (Intermezzo) – Saarbrücken
Jörg Abbing – Improvisation – St Matthias Kirche, Berlin

Franz Lehrndorfer

Franz Lehrndorfer (10 August 1928 – 10 January 2013) was a German organist and composer. A specialist in organ improvisation, he was for decades both the organist of the Munich cathedral Frauenkirche and the head of the department of Catholic Church Music at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München.
You can hear him on Spotify.


Die Heitere Orgel: Improvisationen Uber Kinderlieder [The Merry Organ: Improvisations On Children’s Songs]

Theme & Variations, Vol. 1: Improvisations on Children’s Songs

Theme & Variations, Vol. 2: Franz Lehrndorfer Improvises on the New Organ in the Dome at Munich

He also includes improvisations on recordings of repertoire:

Celestial Christmas 5: Franz Lehrndorfer Plays Seasonal Music on the New Organ in the Dome at Munich
Includes a free improvisation on In dulci jubilo.

The Concert
Includes a free improvisation on Sagt an, wer ist doch diese.