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The Evil Genius
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25/10/2019 12:47 am  

I've had a hard week so I'm sleeping in tomorrow--as a result the Friday post is a day early! Enjoy!

Johann Ulrich Steigleder (1593 – 1635) was the most celebrated member of the Steigleder family, which also included Adam Steigleder (1561–1633), his father, and Utz Steigleder (died 1581), his grandfather.

Steigleder was born in Schwabisch Hall on 22 March 1593. He was instructed in music by his father Adam, whose teacher was the then-famous Simon Lohet. In 1613 he became organist of Stephanskirche in Lindau, on Lake Constance; then in 1617 he left Lindau for Stuttgart, where he became organist of the Stiftskirche the same year. In 1627 Steigleder was appointed ducal organist at the Wuttenberg court. While in Stuttgart, he may have taught, among others, Johann Jakob Froberger. He died of plague in 1635 in the midst of the The Thirty Years War.

Steigleder's most important works are his two published collections of organ pieces. The first, Ricercar tabulatura of 1624 (published at Stuttgart), introduced a number of important innovations. It was the first German music collection to be published using engraved copper plates (the title page indicates that the composer did the engraving himself). It was also, together with Scheidt's Tabulatura nova, one of the first German printed collections to adopt five-line notation with notes instead of letter notation. Finally, Steigleder was among the first to make the transition from modal indications such as primi toni, secundi toni, etc. to keys in keyboard music. Ricercar tabulatura consists of 12 ricercars that explore a wide range of techniques and models, from simple monothematic works to pieces with double subjects, several sections, etc.; some are inspired by Sweelinck in their structure and/or use of diminution and augmentation One of the ricercars contains a long interlude built on imitation of cuckoo's call, like Frescobaldi's and Kerll's capriccios sopra Cucu.

Steigleder's Tabulaturbuch (1627) consists of 40 variations on Luther's chorale "Vater unser im Himmelreich". This collection was intended for the church organist, and Steigleder specifically states that the performer may choose how many variations to play, which ones and in what sequence. Certain variations call for a supporting instrument or singer to reinforce the chorale melody. Steigleder employs a vast array of techniques from simple 2 voice settings to double counterpoint, extensive multi-sectional fantasies and toccatas, various canons, and many more.

In part because of his early death Steigleder did not exert much influence over the development of keyboard music in Europe. Thematic connections with his work, however, were found in Froberger's music.

Ricercar:

And here are some of the 40 of the variations on Vater unser im Himmelreich:

Here is the whole banana played on harpsichord somewhere in Hungry.

AND one more for the road! I like this one because it is played at the German Church Stockholm

And here is some great info:

http://www.theorganmag.com/articles/tyska.html

And take a good last look at these before they disappear into the sewer that will be Sweden's future:

http://organspace.september.se/index.php/organs


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Matcha Savage
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26/10/2019 1:13 pm  
Posted by: @pistolpete

Here is the whole banana played on harpsichord somewhere in Hungry.

LOL, the Master had a likable Freudian slip gliding through a whole sentence right before dinner time. Minions delight!

I listened to the whole banana and enjoyed that, too.

Lindau, Stephanskirche

This site has been a scam from the start. I am outta here.


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27/10/2019 12:56 am  

@pistolpete

As always, thanks for the time and effort you put into making these posts.  I continue to be amazed whenever I think about the expertise available to villages and town in the late middle ages.  Master craftsman available and willing to perform a service.  Towns have cathedrals and outstanding musicians in residence.  Of course the good came with the bad, but sakes alive, the good was Freaking Awesome.

Great Post

​"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." -Albert Pike

​"​My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.​" - Clarence Buddinton Kelland


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27/10/2019 12:58 am  

@matcha-savage

The below youtube clip was sidbarred when the Ricercar video was playing:

Music really is magic, magic for the heart and soul.

​"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." -Albert Pike

​"​My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.​" - Clarence Buddinton Kelland


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