Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, 1562-1621


Selected Recordings


Fantasia Chromatica

Un Sol Bacio

Selected Sheet Music

Ballo del Granduca


Source: IMSLP.org

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


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

More Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck music

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

Préludium pédaliter
Puer Nobis Nascitur

Rimes francaises et italiennes

Toccata in C major

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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