Karl-Ernst Sasse was born in Bremen, Germany on December 5, 1923. He learned to play the piano, viola, flute and saxophone and played in the Air Force Music Corps. He then founded an orchestra at the aviation school. After WWII he studied composition, conducting and singing. He then played in a dance band. He became a conductor at the Landestheater Sondershausen and music director in wernigerode. In 1959 he took over leadership of the DEFA symphony orchestra.
With his background Sasse was able to write classical, romantic, baroque and modern scores. He wrote over 500 film scores and was the main composer of the DEFA Indianer films.
Sasse was married to Inge Burg and died in Potsdam-Babelsberg, Brandenburg, German of cancer on November 12, 2006.
SASSE, Karl-Ernst (aka Karl-Ernst Sasse Sr.) [12/5/1923, Bremen, Germany – 11/12/2006, Potsdam-Babelsberg, Brandenburg, Germany] – composer, conductor, actor.
Trail of the Falcon – 1967 (co)
White Wolves – 1969
Ulzana - 1974
Blood Brothers – 1975
Song: “Love Your Brother” sung by Dean Reed
The Long Ride from School - 1981
The Scout – 1982
Kit & Co. – 1984
Ulzana - 1973
Prairie Scout in Mexico (TV) - 1987