J.P. Sweelinck: Works For Organ And Keyboard

Books | Piano, Organ, Harpsichord

Publisher: Dover Publications
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

Jan Sweelinck (1562-1621) was among the most famous organists of seventeenth century Europe and an influential composer in the Dutch and North German tradition. Bridging both Renaissance and Baroque styles, the Dutch composer is best remembered for the inventive, sparkling music he wrote for organ and other keyboard instruments. This remarkable treasury includes nearly all of Sweelinck's brilliant keyboard works, most of which have survived only in widely scattered seventeenth century manuscripts. In Sweelinck's day, these were some of Europe's most popular pieces for organ and keyboard. Nowadays, they retain every bit of their original intensity and vigour. Reproduced in this authoritative complete-resource edition, they will be welcomed by serious keyboard artists, who will find them as praiseworthy today as they were when first known and played in Europe over three hundred years ago.

ISBN: 9780486249353
No of pages: 272
Language: English
Catalogue No: DP13186

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        Scores 9.5 out of 10 based on 2 reviews
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        Virtually every keyboard piece S wrote in one book
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        Confirmed purchase: 15 April 2016
        Published on: 01 May 2016
        10 out of 10


        Minehead, Somerset GB
        Very good selection of Sweelinck's keyboard works - great for home and church
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        Confirmed purchase: 29 July 2014
        Published on: 12 August 2014

        Musicroom Reviews

        As always, Dover manage to produce an affordable, readable edition of a composer’s complete works where other publishers fail! What effect this has on quality and accuracy, other scholars will better say, but for the amateur organist looking for an understanding (through playing) of the origins of the school that brought us the north German masters such as Buxtehude, Scheidemann, Lübeck and Reincken, this edition of the works of Sweelinck is hard to better. Works of every form, from the up-tempo toccatas through to the mournful (but powerfully moving) “Mein junges Leben hat ein End” will give the performer a broad pallette to choose from, which includes many examples of the important Cantus Firmus form for which the north German Baroque instrument was best suited.
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