The Schlosskirche - A Space Of Sound The Schlosskirche, a church located on the grounds of Bonn University, was built in 1779. Previously a chapel to the court of the principality and archbishop of Cologne it was devastated by a fire and was then rebuilt in the rare 'Louis Seize' style which marks the transition from Rococo to Classicism. In the Schosskirche the young Ludwig van Beethoven was first taught to play the organ and was the organist there for some years. The Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität was founded in 1808 within the former castle of the archbishops of Cologne. Protestant citizens of Bonn had already been worshipping for 2 years in the castle's church - thus the Schosskirche is known as the first place of Protestant preaching and worship on the Rhine's left bank. The church hosted parish and university congregations until 1871, but since then has served solely as a church for the university. After being almost completely destroyed on 18 October 1944 during WWII the Schlosskirche experienced it's own resurrection as a space for worship centrally located in the city of Bonn. In 1959 the renowned organ building company Ott built a new two-keyboard organ in the church. Many vocal and instrumental ensembles appreciate the excellent acoustics of the church where the space transforms into a body of sound. Because of this the Schlosskirche today has become one of the leading spaces for sacred music in and around the Bonn area. Christoph Müller was born in Bonn in 1966 into a family dedicated to music. He developed an early love of music and at ten years of age started to learn trumpet. During his studies at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf he taught and gave concerts. After completing his studies he became involved in TV and radio productions and for many years played solo trumpet with the Klassische Philarmonie Bonn. Solo concerts in and around Cologne and Bonn are an expression of his artistic work through which he has developed a special collaboration between organ and trumpet. He continues to teach music. This CD recorded in autumn and spring 2008/2009 presents Christoph Müller's second independent production. Miguel Prestia, was born in 1967 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He grew up in Nürnberg where he attended a High School that specialised in music and arts. He studied music at the University of Göttingen and from 1989 at the Musikhochschule of Cologne where he completed a course in Protestant Sacred Music with the A-Examen in 1994. From sixteen years of age he has worked as an organist in various congregations. Since the summer of 1991 Miguel Prestia has been the musician for Protestant sacred music at the Schlosskirche of the University of Bonn. As a conductor for choir and orchestra, as well as the organist for the academic services of worship, he is responsible for concerts, Oratorios and various other musical events at the university. In addition he conducts the choirs of two Protestant congregations in Bonn and works as a music teacher.