Stenov, Michael: Heilig Geist-Sequenz op. 34, for choir and Orchestra


  • Composer(s): Michael Stenov
  • ISMN: 9790216210355
  • Edition: Da Vinci Edition
  • Format: A4 - Paperback
  • Genre: Sacred
  • Instrumentation: Choir
  • Pages: 32
  • Period: Contemporary
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Michael Stenov was born named Michael Novacek in Vöcklabruck, Upper Austria on February 25th, 1962. He came from a musical family of paternal Czech provenance and was taught early by his mother, a music teacher. As a child he was a chorister in the choir of Henndorf am Wallersee conducted by his mother. From the age of 10, he attended the Anton Bruckner-Gymnasium in Wels. During this time he was also a member of the Welser Bachchor conducted by Ernst Ludwig Leitner, who also was his first Organ teacher. Since the 6th grade, he already conducted the church choir of Eugendorf near Salzburg, where he also served as organist. After the final exams, he studied music at the Salzburg Mozarteum and graduated as a Master of Arts in 1985. In addition to that, he studied church music, organ with Dr Heribert Metzger, orchestral and choral conducting with Prof Albert Anglberger and composition with Prof Josef Friedrich Doppelbauer. Master classes – among others in Cambridge with the Hilliard-Ensemble – completed his education. He was employed as a professor of music first in Wels in 1985, then in Vöcklabruck and finally in Grieskirchen, where he soon attracted attention because of his students’ outstanding musical achievements. In addition to the teaching profession, Stenov acted as choirmaster, conductor, organist, pianist and harpsichordist at home and abroad. In 1989, he married Theresia Steinhuber and changed his name to Steinhuber-Novacek, of which the artist name Stenov derives. He played the organ with large choral performances in Grieskirchen conducted by Maximilian Spießberger-Eichhorn. Since 2006 he acts as choirmaster at the Carmelite Church in Linz, where his compositional activity expanded strongly.He is especially interested in early music and old tunings and in particular in Venetian polychoral. Stenov attaches the greatest importance for the works of Heinrich Schütz and Anton Bruckner whose choral works he regularly performs in the Carmelite Church in Linz. As a composer, Stenov is mainly concerned with church music and spiritual themes. His style is tonal and influenced by the great composers of the Renaissance to Romanticism. His compositions are mainly a cappella and instrumentally accompanied church music. The Christmas Oratorio, as well as a significant part of the choral compositions, are published by Kunert-Buch&Note respectively Kistner&Siegel.