Samuel Scheidt


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(b Halle, 1587; d Halle, 1654).

Ger. organist and composer. Org., Moritzkirche, Halle, from c.1603; org. and choirmaster to Margrave of Brandenburg in Halle from c.1609, becoming court cond. 1619. Best known in his day for his vocal works, incl. cantiones sacrae for 8 vv. (1620) and 70 Symphonien auf Conzerten‐Manier with 3 vv. and basso continuo (1644). Most important was his book of org. mus., Tabulatura nova (1624, 3 vols.) proposing staff notation for org. instead of tablature.

Subjects: Music.

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