Kees Weggelaar The composer Tamara Ibragimowa 
Het ORGEL 98 (2002), nr. 3, 5-8 [summary]

Tamara Ibragimowa was born in Moscow in 1958. She studied music theory and composition in Baku and composition in Moscow. She finished her studies in 1983.

Ibragimowa composes music for ensembles and orchestras, such as In the Garden of my Soul (1992) and Das Haus in dem niemand wartet (1998), but also organ music and music for organ with other instruments/vocalists.

She has composed two organ pieces: Mysterium Sacrum (1993) and Was willst du dich o meine Seele… (1996). Mysterium Sacrum has a five-sectional form: a-b-c-d-a. It is rather static in its atmosphere. Ibragimowa prescribes unusual registrations, like Sharp and 2’ Flute; she prefers to use the Tremulant often. Was willst du dich o meine Seele… is even more sober. Its main part is a trio, with the melody of the chorale in the Pedal.

Ibragimowa’s works with organ are: Kreuzigung (1998, for baritone and organ) and Klage (2001, for tape, percussion, baritone, soprano, violoncello, organ and six dancers,).