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Petr  Eben

Born: January 22nd, 1929
Died: October 24th, 2007
Country of origin: Czech Republic

Petr Eben was counted among the best known Czech composers. He spent his childhood in Česky Krumlov where he also studied piano, violoncello and organ. After hard years of occupation he entered the Prague Academy of Music to study piano and composition. In 1955-90 Eben was teaching at the department of musical science at CharlesUniversity before being designated professor of composition at the Academy of Performing Arts. Apart from his concert activities he was a celebrated improviser on both piano and organ. He has given concerts abroad in Paris (Notre Dame), London (Royal Festival Hall and Westminster Cathedral), as well as at the festivals of Melbourne, Edinburgh, Vienna, Ossiach, Berlin and the USA. However Eben’s core activity was composing.

His work includes all genres: the opera Jeremias, das Ballett Curses and Blessings (written for Holland-Festival 1983), the oratorio Apologia Socratus, the concert symphony Night Hours (written for Leipzig), Prague Nocturne (for the Vienna Philharmonic), the Second Organ Concerto (on the occasion of opening of the new organ for Radio Vienna) Missa cum populo (for the Avignon Festival), the oratorio Sacred Signs (for the Salzburg Cathedral), the oratorio Anno domini (for Paderborn) and Cusanus-Meditationen (for Mainz and Brixen).

Petr Eben has been awarded many international prizes for his song, chorus and organ series (the 1990 award for the piano cycle ‘Job’). Among his honors are the Order ‘Chevalier de lorde des Arts et des Lettres’ from the French Minister for Culture, nomination as Professor h.c. of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, the Stamitz Prize of the German Künstlergilde, a doctor’s degree h.c. from Charles University, the St. Constantin and Metod Prize from the Bishops’ Conference, the Kunst and Kulturpreis of the German Bishops’ Conference in Mainz, and an Honorary Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music and at the Royal College of Organists.

Many of his compositions have been published and recorded on CD.

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  1. Letters to Milena

    Letters to Milena

    5 piano pieces inspired by Franz Kafka letters
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : piano
    Edition : sheet music
    Order No. : ED 8125
    €18.50  *
  2. Heilige Zeichen

    Heilige Zeichen

    Oratorium nach einem Proprium
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : mixed choir (SATB) with soloists (SBar), children's choir (SMezA), 2 organs and instrumental-ensemble
    Edition : vocal/piano score
    Language : Latin
    Order No. : ED 8581
    €47.50  *
  3. Vier geistliche Festgesänge

    Vier geistliche Festgesänge

    Proprium festivum Monasteriense
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : mixed choir (SATB) with 2 trumpets and 2 trombones or organ
    Edition : choral score
    Language : German • English
    Order No. : ED 8632-01
    €6.00  *
  4. Campanae gloriosae

    Campanae gloriosae

    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : organ
    Edition : sheet music
    Order No. : ED 9220
    €20.50  *
  5. Gutenberg-Toccata

    Gutenberg-Toccata

    Download Edition
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : trumpet, trombone and organ
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : ED 20389 Q6702
    €21.99  *
  6. Eine Mozart-Geschichte

    Eine Mozart-Geschichte

    "Herr Mozart war ein toller Kerl"
    Download Edition
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : female choir or children's choir (SSAA)
    Edition : choral score
    Order No. : C 48755 Q890
    €2.99  *
  7. Duetina

    Duetina

    Download Edition
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : soprano-instrument (recorder, piccolo, flute, oboe, clarinet, violin or trumpet) and piano
    Edition : E-Score PDF
    Order No. : P 326 Q5343
    €11.99  *
  8. Medicamina sempiterna - Ewige Kosmetik

    Medicamina sempiterna - Ewige Kosmetik

    (Publius Ovidius Naso)
    Download Edition
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    German edition : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : female choir (SMezA)
    Edition : choral score
    Language : Latin • German
    Order No. : C 47087 Q8672
    €3.99  *
  9. Medicamina sempiterna - Ewige Kosmetik

    Medicamina sempiterna - Ewige Kosmetik

    (Publius Ovidius Naso)
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    German edition : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : female choir (SMezA)
    Edition : choral score
    Language : Latin • German
    Order No. : C 47087
    €5.50  *
  10. Eine Mozart-Geschichte

    Eine Mozart-Geschichte

    "Herr Mozart war ein toller Kerl"
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : female choir or children's choir (SSAA)
    Edition : choral score
    Order No. : C 48755
    €3.80  *

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Petr Eben was counted among the best known Czech composers. He spent his childhood in Česky Krumlov where he also studied piano, violoncello and organ. After hard years of occupation he entered the Prague Academy of Music to study piano and composition. In 1955-90 Eben was teaching at the department of musical science at CharlesUniversity before being designated professor of composition at the Academy of Performing Arts. Apart from his concert activities he was a celebrated improviser on both piano and organ. He has given concerts abroad in Paris (Notre Dame), London (Royal Festival Hall and Westminster Cathedral), as well as at the festivals of Melbourne, Edinburgh, Vienna, Ossiach, Berlin and the USA. However Eben’s core activity was composing.

His work includes all genres: the opera Jeremias, das Ballett Curses and Blessings (written for Holland-Festival 1983), the oratorio Apologia Socratus, the concert symphony Night Hours (written for Leipzig), Prague Nocturne (for the Vienna Philharmonic), the Second Organ Concerto (on the occasion of opening of the new organ for Radio Vienna) Missa cum populo (for the Avignon Festival), the oratorio Sacred Signs (for the Salzburg Cathedral), the oratorio Anno domini (for Paderborn) and Cusanus-Meditationen (for Mainz and Brixen).

Petr Eben has been awarded many international prizes for his song, chorus and organ series (the 1990 award for the piano cycle ‘Job’). Among his honors are the Order ‘Chevalier de lorde des Arts et des Lettres’ from the French Minister for Culture, nomination as Professor h.c. of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, the Stamitz Prize of the German Künstlergilde, a doctor’s degree h.c. from Charles University, the St. Constantin and Metod Prize from the Bishops’ Conference, the Kunst and Kulturpreis of the German Bishops’ Conference in Mainz, and an Honorary Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music and at the Royal College of Organists.

Many of his compositions have been published and recorded on CD.

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per page
  1. Letters to Milena

    Letters to Milena

    5 piano pieces inspired by Franz Kafka letters
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : piano
    Edition : sheet music
    Order No. : ED 8125
    €18.50  *
  2. Heilige Zeichen

    Heilige Zeichen

    Oratorium nach einem Proprium
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : mixed choir (SATB) with soloists (SBar), children's choir (SMezA), 2 organs and instrumental-ensemble
    Edition : vocal/piano score
    Language : Latin
    Order No. : ED 8581
    €47.50  *
  3. Vier geistliche Festgesänge

    Vier geistliche Festgesänge

    Proprium festivum Monasteriense
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : mixed choir (SATB) with 2 trumpets and 2 trombones or organ
    Edition : choral score
    Language : German • English
    Order No. : ED 8632-01
    €6.00  *
  4. Campanae gloriosae

    Campanae gloriosae

    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : organ
    Edition : sheet music
    Order No. : ED 9220
    €20.50  *
  5. Gutenberg-Toccata

    Gutenberg-Toccata

    Download Edition
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : trumpet, trombone and organ
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : ED 20389 Q6702
    €21.99  *
  6. Eine Mozart-Geschichte

    Eine Mozart-Geschichte

    "Herr Mozart war ein toller Kerl"
    Download Edition
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : female choir or children's choir (SSAA)
    Edition : choral score
    Order No. : C 48755 Q890
    €2.99  *
  7. Duetina

    Duetina

    Download Edition
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : soprano-instrument (recorder, piccolo, flute, oboe, clarinet, violin or trumpet) and piano
    Edition : E-Score PDF
    Order No. : P 326 Q5343
    €11.99  *
  8. Medicamina sempiterna - Ewige Kosmetik

    Medicamina sempiterna - Ewige Kosmetik

    (Publius Ovidius Naso)
    Download Edition
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    German edition : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : female choir (SMezA)
    Edition : choral score
    Language : Latin • German
    Order No. : C 47087 Q8672
    €3.99  *
  9. Medicamina sempiterna - Ewige Kosmetik

    Medicamina sempiterna - Ewige Kosmetik

    (Publius Ovidius Naso)
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    German edition : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : female choir (SMezA)
    Edition : choral score
    Language : Latin • German
    Order No. : C 47087
    €5.50  *
  10. Eine Mozart-Geschichte

    Eine Mozart-Geschichte

    "Herr Mozart war ein toller Kerl"
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : female choir or children's choir (SSAA)
    Edition : choral score
    Order No. : C 48755
    €3.80  *

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