Anonymus, Psalm 66, Variatio 2 | Secrets of Organ playing, Week 103

in Music2 months ago (edited)

Till yesterday I was busy finishing work this year, so I had not time to prepare an entry for the Secrets of Organ Playing Contest. Now that finnally my Christmas holidays are started and the deadline for the contest is at 12.00 UTC, I have time for a quick entry.


I choose one of the pieces I'm working on at the moment: the second variation of an anonymous composer on Psalm 66. It is one of the pieces from manuscript Ms Lynar B7.

A little backgrond to this manuscript: The Lynar manuscripts were preserved in the holdings of the Duke of Lynar in Lübbenau, and are therefore also known as the Lübbenauer Orgeltabulaturen. Two of them, large codices in staff notation, bear the designation Lynar A1 and A2. The eleven disparate fascicles in German organ tablature bear the designation B1 to B11. The B-collection represents the most comprehensive source of works by North German composers who were students of Sweelinck.

The seventh manuscript in the B-series contains 5 anonymous choral preludes/variations to Psalms. As Psalms were and are widely sung in the protestatns churches in the Netherlands this fits with the supposition that the composer or composers must have been student of Sweelinck. Which one is not known. The works themselves are of high quality.

I'll publish the scores of these composition somewhere early next year. So this is a sort of a sneak preview of what is to come 😀


Resteemed, your post will appear in the next curation post with a share for you!

Your post has been supported and upvoted from the Classical Music community (Subscribe at peakd and Steempeak) as it appears to be of interest to our community. We also support jazz and folk music posts!

If you enjoy our support of the #classical-music community, please consider a small upvote to help grow the support account!

You can find details about us below.

The classical music community at #classical-music, Peakd, Steempeak and Discord. Follow our community accounts @classical-music and @classical-radio or follow our curation trail (classical-radio) at Hive Vote or SteemAuto!

Logo-comments2.pngYour post was reblogged by us and received a (still) small vote from the Music community on Hive.

Do you want to get involved? Do you want to support music and this project? Follow us to keep you updated and read our Introduction post!


Love your sneak peak! Thanks for your entry! Merry Christmas!

Glad you like it. Merry Christmas to you as well!

Interesting! This is like connect with old times!

I've also played music even 100 year older, from around 1550. I find it absolutely fascinating to play music that old. And to read it from manuscripts as it was written all those years ago. Like you said: connecting with old times through the music they heard in those times (well, at least in churches...)

!discovery 40



This post was shared and voted inside the discord by the curators team of discovery-it
Join our community! hive-193212
Discovery-it is also a Witness, vote for us here
Delegate to us for passive income. Check our 80% fee-back Program