Matthias Weckmann

Biography

Born: 1619; Niederdorla, Germany   Died: February 24, 1674; Hamburg, Germany  
Studying music with Schutz at the Dresden court, this German organist and composer carried on the traditions of his teacher. He held appointments with the electoral chapel in Hamburg, was the organist under Schutz at Nykobing, Denmark, returned to Dresden finally settling in Hamburg as the organist of the Jakobikirche. Weckmann is also attributed with founding a musical college in Hamburg in 1660. Numerous compositions were attributed to Weckmann Read more but most of them in ascribed in error. Anonymous manuscripts were said to be in his handwriting but late analysis has shown that this simply was not the case. The writing was the only reason for having attributed this compendium of works to Weckmann; accordingly, these compositions remain anon. The compositions which are Weckmann's clearly show that he was not a composer of convention but continued on a singular path, following the lead of his teacher, with the use of sympathetic textual arrangements and powerful dissonances with a complex use of counterpoint. Read less
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Matthias Weckmann


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Primus Versus a 5
Secundus Versus a 4 Auff 2 Clavir
Tertius Versus a 5
Quartus Versus a 6
Wie liegt die Stadt so wuste (How doth the city sit solitary)
Toccata IV
I. Praeludium
II. Allemanda
III. Courante
IV. Saraband
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Hymn Versus 1
Versus 1
Hymn Versus 2
Versus 2
Hymn Versus 4
Versus 3
Primus Versus a 5 Voc Im vollen Werck
Secundus Versus Mannualiter Canon in Hyperdiapente post minimam
Tertius Versus Auff 2 Clav.
Quartus Versus a 3 Pedaliter Canon in subdiapason post Semininimam
Quintus Versus a 3 Pedal(iter) Canon in disdiapente post semiminimam
Sextus Versus Auff 2 Clavier
Septimus et ultimus Versus Coral im Tenor Manualiter et pedal
Primus Versus a 4
Secundus Versus Auff 2 Clavir
Tertius Versus Auff 2 Clavir a 4
Quartus Versus a 3
Primus Versus a 4
Secundus Versus Auff 2 Clavir
Tertius Versus A 3 Voc
Primus Versus a 4
Secundus Versus Auff 2 Clavir
Primus Versus
Secundus Versus Auff 2 Clavir
Tertius Versus a 3
Primus Versus a 5
Secundus Versus a 4 Auff 2 Clavir
Tertius Versus a 5
Quartus Versus a 6
Primus Versus
Secundus Versus Auff 2 Clavir
Tertius Versus
Primus Versus a 5 Im vollen Werck
Secundus Versus a 4 Choral in Cantu manualiter vel si placet pedaliter
Tertius Versus a 4 Voc
Quartus Versus: Manualitem (1. Variatio)-2. Variatio-3. Variatio a 3 Voc. Canon in Hypodiaposon...
Quintus Versus Auff 2 Clavier
Sextus Versus a 5 Im vollen Werck
I. Allemanda
II. Gigue
III. Courant
IV. Saraband and Le Double
I. Praeludium
II. Allemanda
III. Courante
IV. Saraband
V. Gigue
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Adagio
IV. Adagio
V. Grave - Allegro
VI. Canzona: Vivace - Adagio
VII. Aria: Vivace
Wie liegt die Stadt so wuste (How doth the city sit solitary)
Toccata IV
I. Praeludium
II. Allemanda
III. Courante
IV. Saraband