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Die Musik von Ulrich Schultheiss hat seit den 1980er Jahren viele Zuhörer in der ganzen Welt erreicht. Schultheiss arbeitet beim Komponieren sehr gerne mit den späteren Interpreten seiner Musik zusammen. Auch konnten ihn zahlreiche Veranstalter und Institutionen für Auftragsarbeiten anlässlich von Festivals oder Events sowie für Workshops gewinnen. Eine Reihe von CD-, DVD- und Rundfunkproduktionen dokumentieren seine Aktivitäten. Auch im Internet kursieren inzwischen diverse Videos u.a. mit Mitschnitten von Konzerten. Einige Kompositionen gehören inzwischen zum ABRSM Syllabus der Royal Schools of Music bzw. zu den Grade Exams des Trinity Guildhall College in Großbritannien.

The music of Ulrich Schultheiss has reached many listeners throughout the world since the 1980s. Schultheiss likes to work with the later interpreters of his music while composing. Numerous organizers and institutions were also able to win him for commissioned works on the occasion of festivals or events as well as for workshops. A number of CD, DVD and radio productions document his activities. In the meantime, various videos are also circulating on the internet. with recordings of concerts. Some compositions are now part of the ABRSM Syllabus of the Royal Schools of Music and the Grade Exams of Trinity Guildhall College in the UK.

solo music

due pezzi for piano (1982) [manuscript]
Song from Paris for piano (1984)
Klavierstücke Teil I (1986/1987)
notturno for Violin (1986/1990)
Etüde for ​hammered dulcimer (1989)
blue-S for Violoncello (1991)
Klavierstücke Teil II (1992)
blue-S for Violin (1993)
blue-S for Viola (1994)
Verstrichen ein Hauch for organ (1994)
Etüde for marimbaphone (1994)
bone talk for trombone (1999)
tangominuten for guitar (2000)
ritorna la nebbia for piano (2001)
saxtitude for saxophone (2001)
game over for piano (2002)
no rest for soprano saxophone (2002)

basso for bass clarinet (2003)
Nachklang for piano (2005)
no rest  for piano (2006)
souvenir  for piano (2010)
la dorada for guitar (2010)
nuvole  for guitar (2011)
bubbles  for guitar (2012)
verweht for flute (2013)
lost in variations for marimbaphone (2019)
Escapade for piano (2021)
Mosaik for piano (2021)
Mosaik for clarinet (2021)
Mosaik for violoncello (2021)
Mosaik for harp (2021) 
wind chimes for viola (2022)
birdsong for tenor recorder (2022)
drops in the wind for accordion (2022)

chamber music

Adagio for sting trio (1986/1987)
Streichquartett N°1 (1982) - manuscript
Streichquartett N°2 (1984)
Streichquartett N°3 (1996)
Streichquartett N°4 “Ritual 1” (2004)
blue strings for string quartet (1994/2008)
movimenti I...IV for piano ​quartet (1989/1990)
Vexiere for violin and piano (1990/1991)
Lieder ohne Worte ​for violin and piano (1982/1993) 
tangominuten ​for violin and guitar (1999/2002)
blue-S-for-3 for 3 violoncelli (1992)
deux par deux for violoncello and piano (1984)
3 Intermezzi ​for violoncello and piano (1987)
Coconut run ​for violoncello and piano (2006)
ritual a tre for 3 recorders (2005)
ping pong for 4 bass recorders (2008)
nuances for alto flute and guitar (1987)
tangominuten  for flute and guitar (1999/2000)
ballo for oboe and guitar (1995/2008)
no rest for saxophone and guitar (2002/rev. 2006)
changes for bass clarinet and piano (2003)
no time to loose  for bass clarinet and piano (2006)
catch me! for bass clarinet and tenor saxophone (2008)
Lost on Dec 26 for bass clar., v’cello and piano (2005)
Lost on Dec 26 for bass clar., bass trombone and piano (2006)
basso doble for 2 bass clarinets (2003)
ballo for soprano saxophone and marimba (1995/2006)
witch hunt for alto saxophone and piano (2001)
three funky pieces  for saxophone and piano (2006)
chaconnita & fugato  for soprillo saxophone and piano (2006)
rata'tui saxophone quartet N°1 (1997)
time out saxophone quartet N°2 (2001)
Aus meiner Rag-Tasche for 3 brass instruments (2001)
Gershwin for Brass for ​trombone choir (2008)
witch hunt  for 12 saxophones opt. and percussion (2001)
witch hunt for saxophone quartet (2003) - arr. by Nigel Wood

Faust-Paraphrasen for 2 pianos (1987)
ECO for piano four-handed (2004) - manuscript
duell(tt) for marimba and piano (1998)
Splash! for 2 marimbas, vibraphone and percussion (2009)
dinner for two for guitar and marimba (2008)
Emphasen for clarinet or flute, violoncello and piano (1992)
slowburn for clarinet or flute, trombone, piano and drum set (1994)
five fo(u)r three for flute, violoncello and piano (2004)
El Sitio for guitar ensemble (2007)
Tan!Go for guitar orchestra (2009)
bossa news for saxophone, trombone, piano and bass (2010)
tango sulle corde for violin and guitar (2011)
ritornell  for violin and guitar (2011)
mind the gap  for violin and violoncello (2012/2013)
snapshots for violin, violoncello and marimba (2014)
suite pour deux for flute and violoncello (2014)
zick zack for tenor recorder and accordion (2014)
zick zack for clarinet ​and accordion (2014)
zick zack for soprano saxophone ​and accordion (2015)
paso doble for viola ​and accordion (2015)
colours of my past for chamber ensemble (2015)
zick zack for soprano saxophone and piano (2016)
taste of fado for violin, violoncello and piano (2016)
Spuren for chamber ensemble (2016)
upside down for saxophone, trombone, piano and bass (2016)
Karussell for clarinet/bass clar., accordion and bass (2017)
Rrrondo for accordion ensemble (2018)
Jeux de vent for wind ensemble (2018)
a tonal affair for soprano saxophone and violoncello (2019)
trouble in paradise for saxophone, bass clar. and piano (2019)
Dialogue for accordion and 6 violoncelli (2020)
double trouble for violoncello and piano (2020)
Countdown  for violoncello and piano (2020)
zick zack for soprano saxophone, v'cello and accordion (2020)
trouble in paradise for flute, tuba and piano (2022)

orchestral music & concertos

fragment for orchestra (1983) [manuscript]
Akrostichon  for orchestra (1983)
blue strings for strings (1994)
fra virgolette  for orchestra (1984)
l´oggetto  for orchestra (1985)
Down East for strings (1985)
Chatterbox  for orchestra (1989/1990)
Vergossen und vergessen  for orchestra (1991/1992)
Poème for strings (1994)
Schichten  for orchestra (1995)
tangominuten  for orchestra (1999/2000)
witch hunt  for orchestra (2000)
don’t stop grooving for saxophone choir (2005)
don’t stop grooving for brass orchestra (2005/2012)
Les Métropolitains for symphonic wind orchestra (2006)
Metropolitans for saxophone choir (2007)
twelve for 12 violoncelli (2010)

Skip Jack for soprano saxophone, marimba and strings (1997/2010)
Capriccio for 2 violoncelli and strings (2010)
Facetten for violin and orchestra (2014)
tangominuten for ​orchestra (1999/2017) and accordion
witch hunt for alto saxophone, wind quintet and string quintet (2022)

vocal music

Fünf Lieder  based on texts by Hermann Hesse (1982)
Cantata for choir, organ and chamber orchestra (1984) [manuscript]
Wie man revoluzzt und dabei doch Lampen putzt Lieder, Songs & Chansons from the time of the Munich Bohème; featuring authors: Johannes R. Becher, Otto Julius Bierbaum, Karl Ettlinger, Stefan George, Leo Greiner, Hanns von Gumppenberg, Hermann Jaques, Heinrich Lautensack, Heinrich Moser, Erich Mühsam, Joachim Ringelnatz, Ludwig Scharf, Ludwig Thoma and Frank Wedekind (1990)
Carmina humana for choir and orchestra (1995)
tributes for choir a capella (2001)
Heine, Heine for voice and piano (2003)

stage music

Orwell (1984), directed by Reinhard Mahlberg
Kohout (1984), ​directed by Reinhard Mahlberg
Renè de Obaldia (1984), ​directed by Reinhard Mahlberg
Goethe (1985) “Die Gunst der Liebenden”, ​directed by Veit Relin
Shakespeare (1987), ​directed by Gerd Wameling
Jill & Jack  Scenes based on lyrics by R. D. Laing (1987)
Das Ding ballet project (1985)
Wie man revoluzzt und dabei doch Lampen putzt  a cabaret program in collaboration with Bernhard Weck and Reinhard Mahlberg. Lieder, Songs & Chansons from the time of the Munich Bohème; featuring lyricsby: Johannes R. Becher, Otto Julius Bierbaum, Karl Ettlinger, Stefan George, Leo Greiner, Hanns von Gumppenberg, Hermann Jaques, Heinrich Lautensack, Heinrich Moser, Erich Mühsam, Joachim Ringelnatz, Ludwig Scharf, Ludwig Thoma and Frank Wedekind (1990)
Draussen vor der Tür full-length ballet (1995/1996) rev. 2021

other works

Musik für eine Kirche electronic music and organ [syntett n°1] (1982)
moments digitales electronic music and piano [syntett n°2] (1983)
fiaba for Bernard and François Baschet's 'trombone de verre' (glass trombone; Baschet Sound Sculptures) (produced by Hesse Broadcasting HR 1985)

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Saxtet Publications: ​Works for saxophone: from solo to saxophone orchestra

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June EMERSON Wind Music: ​Compositions for saxophone: solo and ensemble

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Verlag Neue Musik: '​bone talk' in the collection Neue Töne - Music for Trombone

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crescendo brass: ​compositions for brass instruments in various instrumentations as well as chamber music

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Gérard Billaudot (Paris): deux par deux (Collection Panorama): ​This composition belongs to the ABRSM esam pieces (ABRSM Sylabus)

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Etüde für Hackbrett (hammered dulcimer): ​belongs to Part 2 of the 'Gradus ad Parnassum' by Karl-Heinz Schickhaus

CD Recordings

tangominuten for flute and guitar 
performed by Duo Arrabal - Thomas Richter and Karin Scholz [Ambitus Musikproduktion

timeout for saxophone quartet 
performed by Paragon Sax Quartet [Saxtet Publications, UK] 

twelve for 12 violoncelli 
performed by the Cello Ensemble of the University of Music Münster

witch hunt for saxophone ensemble 
performed by Tribune Saxophone Octet [Prologue Records, UK] 

witch hunt for saxophone and piano 
performed by Peter Nichols and Margaret Ozanne [ABRSM Publishing, UK] 

witch hunt for saxophone and piano - ABRSM Publishing [2014 ...] (UK) 

witch hunt for saxophone quartet 
performed by Spiral Saxophone Quartet London (UK) 

witch hunt für 12 saxophones 
performed by Yorkshire Saxophone Choir (UK) 

mind the gap for violine and violoncello 
performed by Duo Rossel from the album “two moments in a city” [Klassik Radio

bubbles for guitar 
performed by Stefan Barcsay from the album ‘children’s corner’ [raccanto

no rest for saxophone and guitar 
performed by Gerard McChrystal and Craig Ogden [Meridian Records, UK] 

nuances for flute and ​guitar 
performed by Elisabeth Riessbeck and Klaus Jäckle [NCA Hamburg

chacconnita & fugato for soprillo saxophone and piano 
performed by Nigel Wood and Jonathan Taylor [Saxtet Publications, UK] 

deux par deux for violoncello and piano 
performed by Alexander Baillie and James Lisney [ABRSM Publishing

Les Métropolitains for symphonic wind orchestra 
performed by Birmingham Symphonic Winds (UK) 

zick zack a 3 for clarinet, accordion and bass 
performed by Ensemble Fire, Rain & Espresso [augemus musikverlag]

Lost on Dec 26 for bass clarinet, bass trombone and piano 
performed by Henri Bok, Ben van Dijk and Rainer Klaas. 
DVD recording of the two day festival celebrating Henri Bok's Silver Jubilee as a bass clarinet activist (November 28 & 29,  2006 in Lantaren/Venster Theatre, Rotterdam). 
DVD | www.henribok.com | YouTube Video 

The LWL ​Media Center released the DVD of the musical film comedy “Die Kaffeekantate” (2012) by Julian Isfort ​freely adapted from Johann Sebastian Bach in 2014. ​Ulrich Schultheiss wrote the arrangements and had the musical direction during the film production. 
Link to the Trailer

Lost in variations for marimbaphone
performed by Lila Zizhu Wang on the CD QUERBEETHOVEN (2020) - ​Productions from the series of WDR3 Campus Concerts with students of the University of Music Münster

Nachklang zu Robert Schumann "Des Abends" for piano
performed by Fabienne Mittaz on the CD "NATURE": Patricia Pagny and her Piano Class at Bern University of Arts (2022) Tasti'era Projects

ritorna la nebbia for piano
performed by Paola Lepori on the CD "NATURE": Patricia Pagny and her Piano Class at Bern University of Arts (2022) Tasti'era Projects

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20 years of 'witch hunt in concert'

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