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This week we explored two of Europe's into a historical and musical interest. Here's a music composed by their contemporaries. With very few exceptions even on a worldwide basis it's not often a museum will devote its interest acquisition funds and display space to musical instruments. Generally speaking only the largest museums in the world's largest cities have sought to preserve this aspect of culture. Fortunately two very ancient Swedish organs have fallen into the hands of interested museums. So today's broadcast of ancient European organs was recorded in the museums in next year and mount higher in suite. The Fix You are in which we will
hear first is the younger of the two. Little is known of its history where it was originally erected and its subsequent wanderings before it reached the museum's doors. Fortunately however the builder was proud of his creation to sign and date it. The builder was Hans Heinrich common and the date of construction was 60 90. Historically this is the extent of our information about the vex your museum organ. It's relatively small in musical resources. It has only one manual no pedal and only eight stops.
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Can Zona by the German organist Heinrich show tonight. We conclude our audition of the Hans Heinrich common organ of 60 90 an instrument now preserved in the next year museum in Sweden with a performance by organist go tot on air of the chorale played Yode known docket on a got by the German organist and composer Georg Friedrich come to mind who was court organist and later a Kapellmeister at the court of Mr Bork. At the time common erected the organ we are now hearing non-dog it all I got.
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That was Ken's own up by Hans Lael Hosler one of the outstanding figures in the 16th and very early 17th century European musical world. We come now to the concluding composition on today's program of ancient European organs performed on the tube manual and pedal instrument of twenty two stops preserved in the museum in Malmo Sweden. Go tot on air a place of work by another famous German organist on composer Samuel shite Shi'ite born in 15 87 was among the very first composers to treat the working out of the corral for organ in an artistic manner thus laying the foundations for the monumental corral Pragya woods of Johann Sebastian Bach which were to follow a hundred years later. Here is an improvisation on the English song fortune. My folks were composed by Samuel shite.
That was an improvisation on the English song fortune. My folk composed by the famous 17th century German organist composer Samuel shite. I've been listening to another program from a series Ancient to European organs presenting instruments are active during the period from the Middle Ages to the middle of the 18th century. Featuring performances of ancient music by some outstanding European recyclers. Today's broadcast was recorded in a museum to the CIA and mamma's suite where two of the ancient organs of suite are preserved. Organist but I'm air performed by Hines. And Marie common one manual of instruments to record it in 69 and I left
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Ancient European organs
Vaxjo and Malmo organs
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University of Michigan
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University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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This program features recordings of the Vaxjo Museum organ and the Malmo Museum organ, both located in Sweden. Performances include works by Erbach; Scheidemann; Kaufmann; Hofheimer; Hassler; and Scheidt.
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Recordings of noted organs at various locations throughout Europe.
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Host: Fidell, S. A. (Sanford A.)
Performer: Arne_r, Gotthard, 1913-2002
Producing Organization: University of Michigan
Writer: Welliver, Harry B., 1910-2005
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University of Maryland
Identifier: 68-7-3 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:30:03
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