Christoph Albrecht

Christoph Albrecht ( born January 4, 1930 in Salzwedel ) is a German organist, conductor and composer.


Albrecht was from 1943 to 1948 organist at the church St. Marien in Salzwedel and studied until 1953 Theology and Church Music in Halle ( Saale). He also had private organ with Günther Ramin. From 1953 he was cantor at the Naumburg Cathedral and lecturer at the School of Church Music Hall. The study of church music he had in 1960 with the church music state examination (A- test) and the study of theology with his doctorate in theology. completed at the Theological Faculty of the Martin Luther University in Halle. He became director of the School of Church Music in Dresden in the same year. From 1976 to 1992 he was organist and choirmaster at the church of St. Mary in Berlin.

Albrecht appeared as organ soloist in the German Democratic Republic, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, the USSR and the USA. He is the author of publications on liturgy and hymnology, a re-discoverer and publisher of sacred music from the 16th to the 18th century and composer. In 1986 he received the Dr. Leopold Lucas Prize together with Ernst Gottfried Lowenthal. Since 1993 he has been active in training courses and seminars as an organist, organ teacher and conductor.


  • Psalm Suite
  • Variata Fuga in d
  • Toccata in B


  • (Ed.): Spiritual Chorbuch old masters of the 16th - 18th Century. Merseburg, Kassel 1978, ISBN 3-87537-162-3.
  • Questions of interpretation. Problems of church music performance practice by Johann Walter to Max Reger ( 1524-1916 ). Berlin 1981.
  • Introduction to the hymnology. 4th edition. Cambridge University Press, Göttingen 1995, ISBN 3-525-57178- X.
  • Introduction to the Liturgy. Cambridge University Press, Göttingen 1995, ISBN 3-52557-194-1.