Samuel Scheidt: Complete Works

Cantilena anglica de Fortuna
Canzon ‘Bergamasca’
Canzon ‘Cornetto’
Canzon super ‘O Nachbar Roland’
Canzon super Cantionem Belgicam
Canzon super Cantionem Gallicam
Canzon super Intradam Aethiopicam

Deutsches Magnificat

Galliard Battaglia
Gelobet seist Du, Jesus Christ

In dulci jubilo

Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

Resonet in Laudibus

Wohlan, so kommet her, ihr Frommen

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Samuel Scheidt, 1587-1654

Scheidt

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Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern

O Nachbar Roland

Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz

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In dulci jubilo

Jubilo

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Ach, du feiner reiter

Notes and Commentary

Samuel Scheidt was a German composer, organist, and teacher of the early Baroque era. He studied with Jan Sweelinck, the distinguished Dutch composer, whose work had a clear influence on Scheidt’s style. Scheidt was the first internationally significant German composer for the organ, and represents the flowering of the new north German style, which occurred largely as a result of the Protestant Reformation. In south Germany and some other countries of Europe, the spiritual and artistic influence of Rome remained strong, so most music continued to be derivative of Italian models. Cut off from Rome, musicians in the newly Protestant areas readily developed styles that were much different from those of their neighbors.

Scheidt’s music is in two principal categories: instrumental music, including a large amount of keyboard music, mostly for organ; and sacred vocal music, some of which is a cappella and some of which uses a basso continuo or other instrumental accompaniment. In his numerous chorale preludes, Scheidt often used a “patterned variation” technique, in which each phrase of the chorale uses a different rhythmic motive, and each variation is more elaborate than the previous one, until the climax of the composition is reached. In addition to his chorale preludes, he wrote numerous fugues, suites of dances (which were often in a cyclic form, sharing a common ground bass) and fantasias. He lived from November 1587 to March 24, 1654.—Excerpted from Wikipedia

Books and Music

Selected Books

The Registration of Baroque Organ Music
Indiana Univ. Press, 1999
Barbara Owen
$23.40 on Amazon

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“In this book, Barbara Owen has created a rich resource of historical information coupled with strategies for interpreting that information on today’s instruments.”—Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society

Selected Music

Scheidt-1 Great Sacred Concertos (2007), 1 CD

Scheidt2 Concertuum Sacorum (2007), 2-CD set

Scheidt3 Tabulatura Nova I (2003), 2-CD set

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Complete Works

Cantilena anglica de Fortuna
Canzon ‘Bergamasca’
Canzon ‘Cornetto’
Canzon super ‘O Nachbar Roland’
Canzon super Cantionem Belgicam
Canzon super Cantionem Gallicam
Canzon super Intradam Aethiopicam

Deutsches Magnificat

Galliard Battaglia
Gelobet seist Du, Jesus Christ

In dulci jubilo

Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

Resonet in Laudibus

Wohlan, so kommet her, ihr Frommen

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Johann Jakob Froberger: Complete Works

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Libro secundo, 1649 (101–106)
Toccata in A minor
Toccata in D minor
Toccata in G major
Toccata in C major
Toccata da sonarsi alla Leuatione in D minor (elevation toccata)
Toccata da sonarsi alla Leuatione in G minor (elevation toccata)

Libro quarto, 1656 (107–112)
Toccata in G major
Toccata in E minor
Toccata in C major
Toccata in F major
Toccata in E minor (elevation toccata)
Toccata in A minor

Fantasias (201–206)
Fantasia Sopra Ut, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La in C major
Fantasia in A minor
Fantasia in F major
Fantasia Sopra Sol, La, Re in G major
Fantasia in A minor
Fantasia in A minor

Canzonas (301–306)
Canzona in D minor
Canzona in G minor
Canzona in F major
Canzona in G major
Canzona in C major
Canzona in A minor

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Johann Jakob Froberger, 1616-1667

Froberger

Selected Recordings

6 Toccatas for Cembalo

Ricercar No. 5

Canzona 5 in G

Selected Sheet Music

Partita in E minor
Partitia

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Keyboard works

Notes and Commentary

Johann Jakob Froberger was a German Baroque composer, keyboard virtuoso, and organist. He was among the most famous composers of the era and influenced practically every major composer in Europe by developing the genre of keyboard suite and contributing greatly to the exchange of musical traditions through his many travels. He is also remembered for his highly idiomatic and personal descriptive harpsichord pieces, which are among the earliest known examples of program music.

Only two of Froberger’s many compositions were published during his lifetime, but his music was very widely spread in manuscript copies and he was one of the very few 17th-century composers who were never entirely forgotten. His works were studied in the 18th century (although perhaps not very extensively, and certainly without influence on the emerging Classical style) by Handel, Bach and, extraordinarily, even Mozart and Beethoven. He lived from May 1616 to May 1667.—Excerpted from Wikipedia

Books and Music

Selected Books

Organ Works (sheet music)
Dover, 2012
$17.36 on Amazon

organ

Selected Music

curios Diverse Curiose Partite Per Cembalo (2000), 1 CD

alena Suites & Toccatas (2012), 1 CD

fro-keyboard The Complete Keyboard Works, Vol. 1 (2005), 1 CD

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Complete Works

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Libro secundo, 1649 (101–106)
Toccata in A minor
Toccata in D minor
Toccata in G major
Toccata in C major
Toccata da sonarsi alla Leuatione in D minor (elevation toccata)
Toccata da sonarsi alla Leuatione in G minor (elevation toccata)

Libro quarto, 1656 (107–112)
Toccata in G major
Toccata in E minor
Toccata in C major
Toccata in F major
Toccata in E minor (elevation toccata)
Toccata in A minor

Fantasias (201–206)
Fantasia Sopra Ut, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La in C major
Fantasia in A minor
Fantasia in F major
Fantasia Sopra Sol, La, Re in G major
Fantasia in A minor
Fantasia in A minor

Canzonas (301–306)
Canzona in D minor
Canzona in G minor
Canzona in F major
Canzona in G major
Canzona in C major
Canzona in A minor

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Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Notes and Commentary

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck was a Dutch composer, organist, and pedagogue whose work straddled the end of the Renaissance and beginning of the Baroque eras. He was among the first major keyboard composers of Europe, and his work as a teacher helped establish the north German organ tradition. His work is widely recognized as the highest development of the Dutch keyboard school, and indeed represented a pinnacle in keyboard contrapuntal complexity and refinement before J.S. Bach. However, he was also a skilled composer for voices, and composed more than 250 vocal works. He lived from April or May, 1562, to October 16, 1621.—Excerpted from Wikipedia

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Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Books and Music

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Works for Organ and Keyboard
Dover, 1985 (sheet music)
$15.12 on Amazon

Sweelinck6

Selected Music

Sweelinck3 Organ Works Vol. 1 (2011), 1 CD

Sweelinck3 Sweelinck and the Art of Variation (2013), 1 CD

Sweelinck5 Music for Harpsichord-Fantasia Cromatica (2009), 1 CD

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Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, 1562-1621

Jan_Pieterszoon_Sweelinck

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Toccata

Fantasia Chromatica

Un Sol Bacio

Selected Sheet Music

Ballo del Granduca

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Showcase Piece

Pavana Lachrimae

Notes and Commentary

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck was a Dutch composer, organist, and pedagogue whose work straddled the end of the Renaissance and beginning of the Baroque eras. He was among the first major keyboard composers of Europe, and his work as a teacher helped establish the north German organ tradition. His work is widely recognized as the highest development of the Dutch keyboard school, and indeed represented a pinnacle in keyboard contrapuntal complexity and refinement before J.S. Bach. However, he was also a skilled composer for voices, and composed more than 250 vocal works. He lived from April or May, 1562, to October 16, 1621.—Excerpted from Wikipedia

Books and Music

Selected Books

Works for Organ and Keyboard
Dover, 1985 (sheet music)
$15.12 on Amazon

Sweelinck6

Selected Music

Sweelinck3 Organ Works Vol. 1 (2011), 1 CD

Sweelinck3 Sweelinck and the Art of Variation (2013), 1 CD

Sweelinck5 Music for Harpsichord-Fantasia Cromatica (2009), 1 CD

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Complete Works

Ballo del Granduca

Cantate Domino
Chansons a 5 parties

De profundis
Dies sind die heilgen zehn Gebot
Du fonds de ma pensée

Es spricht der Unweisen Mund wohl

Fantasia cromatica
Fantasia in Dorian Mode
Fantasia in Echo Style

Gaudete omnes et laetamini

Herr Christ der einig Gottes Sohn
Hodie Christus natus est

Malle Sijmen
Nun komm der Heiden Heiland

O Lux Beata Trinitas
Or sus, serviteurs du Seigneur

Praeludium
Préludium pédaliter
Puer Nobis Nascitur

Rimes francaises et italiennes

Toccata in C major
Toccata

6 Variations on ‘Mein junges Leben hat ein End’
Variations upon Ons is gheboren een kindekijn

Wie nach einem Wasserquelle
Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält—Source: IMSLP.org

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