01/15/2024 - 13:03
New Prices!

Two new releases fresh from the printers: Do Re Mi Fa So Vol. 1 (€22.90) are my first pieces for absolute recorder beginners! The 20 melodies make do with the notes g, a, b, c and d! Stylistically I move between Chopin and Debussy, African and Polish, Spanish and medieval, pop, swing and Viennese waltz! Jangu Wano, ten further pieces for soprano or tenor recorder and piano, (24.90) are the successor to Karungi, the recorder part is suitable for advanced beginners, the piano accompaniments are somewhat more demanding. You can also order mp3s of the piano playbacks for both pieces.
Due to the increasing demand for pdf, I am now offering a new price structure! As before, you can buy my printed editions for 19.90 (duo, trio, quartet), 24.90 (quintet, sextet) or 39.90 (orchestra). You can also buy either the pdf only (17.90 / 22.90 / 37.90) or the printed editions plus the pdf (22.90 / 27.90 / 42.90). I will gradually add this to all individual order forms, but you can also let me know when you order! New for recorder orchestra: Intsumantsumane and The Secret of Secrets, 5 Circle Songs for recorder orchestra!

11/24/2023 - 13:34
Three New Music Sheet!

The good news: If you order sheet music here on the site by December 24th, you'll get a little Christmas present from me! Three new music booklets are now available: "Three Sad Songs" for solo recorder and piano (Ingxunguphalo, Valse triste, Meditation) for 19.90 €, Intsumantsumane (The Secret) for recorder orchestra (39.90 €) and The Secret of Secrets, Five Circle Songs for recorder orchestra, also 39.90 €.

11/11/2023 - 20:31
Workshops 2024

Dear friends, I would like to thank you once again for attending my workshops in Birmingham, Schaffhausen, Hamburg, Fulda and Ratzeburg in 2023! The next fixed date for 2024 is my workshop on my African recorder music at Mollenhauer in Fulda on 15 and 16 June 2024!

11/11/2023 - 20:24
Cadiz is out!

CADIZ is finished! This CD, which I recorded in June 2022 with the recorder genius Chris Orton from Barcelona, contains my most important works for recorder and piano: Imibala yenjabulo, Tell them I've had a wonderful life, Three Sad Songs - and the eponymous suite CADIZ! CADIZ will cost 15 euros, the official sale starts on December 1st. From today until November 30th you can get the CD together with the newly released sheet music for THREE SAD SONGS for 25 Euro! Just click on the offer on the CD or the sheet music page :-)

07/20/2022 - 13:29
Workshops 2023

I look forward to my workshops on African recorder music in 2023! It starts with a workshop at KÜNG in Schaffhausen on March 25th and 26th, then there is the annual seminar at MOLLENHAUER in Fulda on April 29th and 30th, and the Hamburg Recorder Day on May 13th! If you are interested, just send me an email!

10/21/2020 - 17:58

The next Workshops about my African recorder music will be at Mollenhauer in Fulda on May 14/15 2022 and at Noten Findel in Leipzig at June 25. I hope to see you there!

05/14/2020 - 11:12
Newly published

Brand new: Karungi, 10 simpler pieces for soprano/tenor recorder and piano. On the initiative of Martina Kominkova, my first edition for piano and recorder suitable for teaching! Also, of course, appropriate to the season: African Christmas for recorder quintet ATTBG and recorder quartet ATBG! Here you can see a recording from the premiere on November 27th in Boxtel by Seldom Sene: UKUVALELISA is now also available in a version for recorder and cello, here you can see the tenth miniature FAREWELL: Thanks to Susanne Modrej, UKUVALELISA is now also available in a version for violoncello solo, here she plays the fourth miniature LULLABY: In addition, the Siciliano Suite is now also available in a version for recorder, piano and violoncello! Here you can see the second movement, Silver Linings: The contemporary bestsellers are still CADIZ for recorder and piano (here is the second movement from the premiere in Sydney:; and TELL THEM I'VE HAD A WONDERFUL LIFE in the version for recorder and piano. Here is the video of the second movement THIS ONE MOMENT:

01/28/2020 - 18:42
Music Video Competition 2020!

I want to say my biggest thanks to all groups and individuals taking part in my first music video competition 2020. We received 39 contributions from all over the world, including musical, visual and performing artists from Hongkong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Australia, Argentinia, Chile, Brazil, Italy, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria and Germany. So many different approaches, so much love and effort and fun and mastery. It will be very hard to chose the three winners , and I am glad I have Claire Walka and Ebba-Maria Künning-Zeijl at my side in the Jury. We will announce the winners on November 1 and then step by step publish the best videos. Again, I would like to say thank you to everyone involved. There will definitely be a second competition next year!

02/25/2019 - 13:07
Sören in the FAZ

I am very pleased that the long-standing German ambassador to Cameroon, Volker Seitz, has now published a detailed review of "Oh, how beautiful is Africa!": Volker Seitz himself published his 40 years of experience in Africa in the very good book "Afrika wird armregiert" (dtv). His review is therefore a special honor for me! Before this I was able to report on the absurdities of the so-called "sensitivity reading" in the FAZ from 28.1. and in the Swiss WELTWOCHE from 17.2. ( The Hamburger Abendblatt published a large portrait ( and WELT has printed the first chapter ( Eine-unvergessliche-Nacht-in-Kenia.html). Although Randomhouse really didn't do anything for the book, it has now become my book with the greatest public resonance - which makes me happy, because I have put so much work, time, love and research into my twelfth book! I look forward to all feedback to You can also order the book OH WIE SCHÖN IST AFRIKA right here on the site. My CD AMAZING AFRICA is now available on all streaming platforms:

02/21/2019 - 23:11
Double Saturday

On February 23 there will be two Premieres on one day: On the Recorder Day Itzehoe the commissioned work UXOLO for recorder orchestra will be played for the very first time. And nearly at the same time Liesbeth Schlumberger and Claudia Leibovitz will play the Premiere of my African Suite No. 27 TELL THEM I'VE HAD A WONDERFUL LIFE for organ and recorder in the Église Protestante Unie de Étoile in Paris, just a few steps from the Arc de Triomphe. I am very happy, but I can only attend the Premiere in Paris! Besides I am proud to announce that the new CD of iFlautisti DOUCE DAMES JOLIE contains my African Suite No.15 WAKATI NJEMA in a wonderful recording. The marvelous CD is available in every CD-shop, on Spotify and soon also on this homepage!