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Reda, Siegfried

Reda, Siegfried

Reda, Siegfried , German organist, pedagogue, and composer; b. Bochum, July 27, 1916; d. Mülheim, Dec. 13, 1968. He studied in Dortmund, and then with Pepping and Distler in Berlin. In 1946 he became director of the Essen Folkwang-Hochschule, where he also was prof. of organ and composition. From 1953 he also served as director of church music in Mülheim.

Reda was an influential figure in progressive Protestant church music circles in Germany after World War II. hi addition to his masterpiece, the Requiem for Soloists, Chorus, and Orch. (1963), he composed much other sacred choral music, as well as various liturgical organ Works.

Bibliography

R. Webb, S. R. (1916–1968) (diss., Univ. of Cincinnati, 1974).

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