The most important class, however, for me and for hundreds of other Hungarian musicians, was the chamber-music class. From about the age of fourteen, and until graduation from the Academy, all instrumentalists except the heavy-brass players and percussionists had to participate in this course. Presiding over it for many years was the composer Leó Weiner, who thus exercised an enormous influence on three generations of Hungarian musicians.

Sir Georg Solti
Dr. Gergely Barta

Dr. Gergely Barta

Composition Department

Instrumental and vocal counterpoint, Free composition as Main Subject

Born: 1978

Academic degree, university position: DLA, associate professor

Studies:
2002: diploma, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music – choral conducting
2003: diploma, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music – church music
2006: diploma, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music – composition
2007: awarded DLA, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Doctoral School – church music major. Title of dissertation: The relation between style and functionality in organ works by contemporary Dutch composers
2018: habilitation, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music

 

Teaching activities:
Since 2007: teacher at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
‘FONTES 2007’ course, Lithuania – assistant lecturer
2009-2013: Teacher at the Premontre Secondary School of Church Music, Gödöllő


Composer activities:

Solo works:
‘Golden Well’ variations – piano (2002)
Alle, alle – organ (2004)
spiritual POINTs – organ (2007)
backGROUNDs – organ (2007)
Missa Sanctæ Crucis – organ (2007)
Felix namque – harp (2008)
Fractions – organ (2008)
Fractions 2 – keyboards (2008)
Folk song, choral, ornamentation – piano (2010)
Immortal Melodies – piano (2010)
Three Intonations – organ (2010)
Interlude for piano (2010)
Secundus liber organi (2012)
8 choral preludes – organ (2012)
Nocturnes – (Insomnia) – piano (2012)
Toccata for harpsichord – (2013)
Florilegium – organ (2013-2015)
12 Intonations – organ (2016)
Officium organistae I. – XI. organ (2016-2018)
Household Altar (character pieces for piano) (2017)
Vincit, regnat, imperat – organ (2018)
Cantionale Gregorii Barta – organ (2018)
Solo Sonata for Cello (2019)
3 himnikus bagatell – Orgelkids organ (2019)
Chorale-microludiums – Orgelkids organ (2019)

Chamber works:
REIHENfolge – four-hand piano (2002)
The age of the brass – brass sextet (2002)
Sextet – for violin, viola, cello, horn, clarinet, piano (2002)
… à la ronde… - for violin, piano (2003)
Vorbei – clarinet, cello, bass, percussion (2003)
Splendidior cunctis astris – cello, organ (2004)
Cantus firmus – variable instrumentalization (2004)
tralllllade – flute, piano (2005)
Minnesang – 2 flutes (2005)
Virgo Dei Genitrix – 12 string instruments, continuo (2006)
3 short studies – violin, viola, cello (2006)
Gloria tibi Trinitas – four-hand piano (2008)
Invit – flute, bassoon, string quartet, piano, percussion (2009)
Ecloga – recorder, string quartet (2009)
Planctus fragmentum – 4 flutes (2009)
Delayed monodies – recorder, cimbalom (2009)
Duet on a common and two varying notes – flute, piano (2009)
Three Bagatelles – electric violin, piano (2010)
Szumma (negative) – flute, piano (2010)
String Quartet (2011)
Excerpts from Infinite Monologue – flute, piano (2011)
Vor deinen Thron – string quintet (2012)
Arabesque – string quintet (2013)
Sacræ Symphoniæ – flute, clarinet, 2 violins, percussion (2014)
Alteræ Symphoniæ Sacræ – clarinet, 2 violins (2014)
Tonárius – vibraphone, marimba (2016)
Codex Sheets – 2 bassoons (2018)
Two Miniatures – 2 bassoons (2018)
II. vonósnégyes – 2 violins, viola, cello (2018)
Goudimelodiarium – for 7 any melody player instruments (2019)

Vocal works:
Morgenstern Songs (Chr. Morgenstern) – female vocals, piano (2001)
Silesius Songs (A. Silesius) – female vocals, piano (2002)
Psalmus XXII – chamber chorus (2002)
Psalmus CXXV – chamber chorus (2002)
Psalmus CXXXII – chamber chorus (2002)
Prologue (L. Moodysson) – female vocals, viola, cello, piano (2004)
‘Premontrei vesperás’ (Dominica ad vesperas per annum cum cantibus ex Antiphonario Præmonstratensi) – baritone, chamber chorus, organ, glockenspiel (2006)
12 liturgical etudes – chamber chorus (2005)
Deus Creator omnium – baritone, female choir, organ, glockenspiel (2006)
Frost (J. Térey) – male vocals, violin, viola, cello, piano (2006)
Missa ad usum scholæ – chamber chorus (2007)
Triptichon B.M.V. – female vocals, organ (2008)
Stasimon – mezzo-soprano, baritone, oboe, English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon (2008)
Madrigal – chamber chorus (2008)
Three Hymns – chamber chorus (2008)
Offertory-Diary – chamber chorus (2008)
Missa D. N. Jesu Christi Universorum Regis – chamber chorus (2008)
9 Introitus – chamber chorus (2008)
Missa ‘Stelliferi conditor orbis’ – chamber chorus (2009)
30 songs for children’s vocals and piano (2009)
Heterophonic repetends – chamber chorus (2009)
Vesperas Sancti Norberti – chamber chorus (2009)
5 Deo gratias in the usual style – chamber chorus (2009)
Parvus liber hymnorum – chamber chorus (2010)
Missa ‘punctus contra punctum’ – chamber chorus (2010)
Communion-Diary – chamber chorus (2010)
Vesperale Gregorii Bartæ (Tomus primus) – chamber chorus (2010)
Vesperale Gregorii Bartæ (Tomus secundus) – chamber chorus (2010)
September quodlibet – chamber chorus (2010)
Deus tuorum militum – chamber chorus (2010)
Psalter-Fragment – chamber chorus (2011)
Vesperale Gregorii Bartæ (Tomus tertius) – chamber chorus (2011)
Choral motets for three parts – chamber chorus (2011)
Vi(t)a (Tóth B.) – male vocals, piano, percussion (2011)
Three Madrigals – chamber chorus (2011)
Choral motets for four parts – chamber chorus (2012)
Offertoria – chamber chorus (2012)
Miscellanea – chamber chorus (2012)
Choral motets for two parts – chamber chorus (2012)
Missa ‘Cunctipotens genitor Deus’ – chamber chorus (2012)
Missa sine nomine – chamber chorus (2012)
10 songs for children’s vocals and piano (2013)
Interfectio puerorum (mystery play) – mixed choir, children’s choir, soloists, 2 organs, percussion (2013)
Psalm Canons and falsobordones – chamber chorus (2013)
Nichtzurückkehrtag (Fr. Rückert) – alto, piano quartet (2014)
Psalmus quinquagesimus – (2014)
Psalterium Gregorii Bartæ – (2014)
Antiphonae finales – (2014)
Hymnarium (Prima pars) – (2014)
The Nightingale (Dóra Oláh) – for children’s and female choir (2015)
Hymnarium (Secunda pars) – (2015)
Suffragia – (2015)
Qui invenit mulierem – (2015)
Psalterium Gregorii Bartæ (Tomus secundus) – (2015)
Veni Redemptor gentium – for two choirs and celesta (2015)
Magnificat octavi toni – for chamber choir (2015)
Heterophone Mass – for mixed choir (2016)
Maria Chants – for mixed choir (2016)
Choir Symphony – for mixed choir (2017)
Primus liber motettorum – for three choirs (2017)
Septem verba a Christo in cruce – for string orchestra, choir and organ (2017)
Paranoíseis kai antifáseis – for male choir, flute and percussion (2018)
Passion Turbas – for mixed choir (2018)
Da pacem Domine – chamber choir (2018)
Verba testamenti – mixed choir, soloists, cello, clarinet, bass clarinet, timpanis and organ (2019)
In Dominicis per annum ad Vesperas – for choir and organ (2019)

Orchestral works:
In festo Pasche – symphonic orchestra (2000)
U(nd) s(o) w(eiter) – symphonic orchestra (2006)
Review – symphonic orchestra (2008)

mp3 - Missa Sanctae Crucis IV.

mp3 - Virgo Dei Genitrix


Published works:
Fagy – Rózsavölgyi és Társa, RÉT061 (2006)
Minnesang – Kortárs ZeneMűhely, CHA09 (2008)
Parvus liber hymnorum – Saint Norbert of Prémontré Church Music Secondary School, Scholaria Praemonstratensia II. (2011)
Barta Gergely: Religious Choir Works – Hungarian Church Music Society, Church Music Booklets III/29, (2012)
Organum officians II, Gergely Barta's Organ Works – Hungarian Church Music Society, Church Music Booklets VI/2, (2013)
Making Organ Intonations (Appendix – Gergely Barta: 12 intonations) – Hungarian Church Music Society, Church Music Booklets I/20, (2016)

Major areas of research:
Office for Research Groups Attached to Universities and Other Institutions of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences – researcher between 2005-2008. His research field was the Central European repertoire of cantus planus multiplex, and contemporary liturgical music.

Major publications:
  Historia Sancti Regis Stephani – Szent István király zsolozsmája/The canonical hours of King St Stephen (Miklós Földváry, László Dobszay, Janka Szendrei, Gergely Barta), Hungarian Church Music Society, 2004.
  A szöveg mint a tónus „(át)értelmezője" az I. Credo-ban/Text as tone ‘(re)interpreted’ in Credo No. 1, Hungarian Church Music XV. (2007/2008): 75-80.
  Szólamkeresztezés – a cantus planus binatim repertoárjának kompozíciós kulcsa/The compositional key to double plainchant, Hungarian Church Music XVI. (2008/2009): 83-88.
  Responsoriale binatim (contributor) Office for Research Groups Attached to Universities and Other Institutions of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences – Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Church Music Research Group and Hungarian Church Music Society, 2009.
  Stílus és funkcionalitás kapcsolata kortárs holland szerzők organműveiben/ The relation between style and functionality in organ works by contemporary Dutch composers, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Church Music Research Group and Hungarian Academy of Science Associated Research Unit, 2009.
  Credo. Cor Kee arrangements of 50 Geneva psalms. ‘Sacred hymns in the Christian congregation’ – hymns of yesterday and today. Lectures of the scientific conference and commemorative session held on the 20th anniversary of the publication of Éneklő Egyház/Hungarian Religious Hymns/Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Church Music Research Group Budapest, 2011: 11-15.
  A liturgikus zene hagyományos technikáinak továbbélése kortárs magyar szerzők vesperás kompozícióiban. Insigni die sollemnitatis – írások Ullmann Péter Ágoston O.Praem. 80. születésnapjára. Gödöllői Premontrei Apátság, Gödöllő, 2020: 155-181.

Performance activities:
2002-2009 member of Schola Hungarica
2005- member of the Reformed Choir, Budafok
2009-2012 member of Gödöllő Kántorátus
2011 member of Morales Consort

Principal concerts, as performer of own works:
6 February 2006 Blessed Virgin Mary Church of the Holy Spirit and Annunciation, Gödöllő
12 September 2009 Stift Schlägl
5 October 2009 Óbudai Társaskör, Budapest
1 November 2009 Nádor Hall, Budapest
9 May 2009 Müpa Budapest
9 November 2010 Rátkai Club, Budapest
5 June 2011 Nádor Hall, Budapest
26 November 2011 Nádor Hall, Budapest
18 August 2012 Blessed Virgin Mary Church of the Holy Spirit and Annunciation, Gödöllő
15 March 2013 Fasor Evangelical Church, Budapest
26 April 2013 St Theresa of Avila Parish Church, Budapest
28 April 2013 FUGA, Budapest
21 March 2015 St Joseph Parish Church, Egyek
6 June 2015 Church of the Holy Spirit in Herminamező, Budapest
4 July 2015 Church of St John the Baptist, Zsámbék
17 October 2015 Zenta, Heart of Jesus Church
9 December 2015 Budapest, St Theresa of Avila Parish Church
23 October 2016 Budapest, St Stephen Parish Church Újpest-Kertváros
28 October 2016 Nyíregyháza, Reformed Church
29 October 2016 Újfehértó, Reformed Church
14 December 2016 Budapest, St Theresa of Avila Parish Church
31 December 2016 Budapest, Reformed Parish Budafok
1 October 2017 Szentendre, Reformed Church
22 October 2017 Budapest-Rákosfalva, King St Stephen Parish Church
5 January 2018 Budapest-Rákosfalva, King St Stephen Parish Church
22 April 2018 Budapest-Rákosfalva, King St Stephen Parish Church
6 May 2018 Budapest, St Michael Downtown Church
13 May 2018 Budapest-Rákosfalva, King St Stephen Parish Church
9 November 2018 Gödöllő, Auditorium of Prémontré
14 August 2019 Máriabesnyő, Virgin Mary Basilica
15 September 2019 Budapest-Rákosfalva, King St Stephen Parish Church
27 October 2019 Budapest-Rákosfalva, King St Stephen Parish Church
30 January 2020 Budapest, St Michael Downtown Church


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