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Nachtigal, Sebald

Franz Krautwurst

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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( b Nuremberg, c 1460; d Nuremberg, between 24 Feb and May 26, 1518). German organist and composer . He was the son of the Nuremberg Meistersinger Konrad Nachtigall. He was probably close to the Nuremberg humanist circles around Conradus Celtis and in particular to the patron Sebald Schreyer who was Kirchenmeister at St Sebaldus. In March 1490 he was appointed senior organist at St Sebaldus, where he remained until his death.

Nachtigal was the only outstanding Nuremberg organist between Conrad Paumann, who left Nuremberg in 1450, and Paulus Lautensack (ii), active there from 1541. For this reason Gerber attributed to him certain anonymous compositions in the Sebald liturgy (in D-B 40021). These are four-voice sections of the Sebald hymn Hymnum cantet plebs iucunda and of a rhymed Office for St Sebald with a cantus firmus in the tenor, and three three-voice settings of Regiae stirpis soboles Sebalde, written by Celtis in ...

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Subjects: Early Renaissance Music (1400-1500) ; High Renaissance Music (1500-1600)

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