To celebrate the th anniversary of the first printed organ music in , Kimberly Marshall released a recording of Arnolt Schlick’s Tabulaturen etlicher. Life. Born: c Died: after Biography. View the Wikipedia article on Arnolt Schlick. Musical settings of literary works. marks years since the first printed organ music was published by Arnolt Schlick. Kimberly Marshall brings these early works to life.
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Recent scholarship unearthed evidence of payments to other Electorate of the Palatinate musicians, made by Utrecht authorities, and although no mention of the court travelling to Utrecht in — has been found, it is entirely possible that it did happen. Ad te clamamus 2.
In another organist was employed in his place. Other organ pieces in Tabulaturen employ a variety of methods, most relying on imitation with the notable exception of Sclick toniwhich is also unusual for its title, which merely indicates the tone, but not the cantus firmus.
Views Read Edit View history. Quotations from these sources support Schlick’s own views: We know that he was present at one the diets at Wormseither in or at the famous diet of However, that did not stop him from publishing his work. Technically, Schlick’s settings exhibit a contrapuntal technique similar to that of Salve Regina. If Schlick’s parents followed the contemporary German custom to name children after the saint on whose day they were born, Schlick must schlkck been born on Sclhick 18, St.
This job was apparently carried out during December —Januaryand a letter survives from about the same time, from Schlick to Bernardo ClesioBishop of Trent ; Schlick sent Clesio two sets of chorale settings. The pieces, which may have been intended for voices rather than the organ,  range from three- to five-voice settings. IAS 1 First Pub lication. Schlick writes, for instance, about his journey to the Low Countries, and about the row he had with Sebastian Virdung in either or To illustrate how an organ should be tuned, Schlick indicates the length of a pipe speaking Fthe bottom note of his compass.
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He was most probably born in Heidelberg and by established himself as court organist for the Electorate of the Palatinate. Numerous estimates have been suggested in the past, and some scholars most notably Arthur Mendel actually doubted whether the length of the line in question was rendered correctly during printing. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4. Tabulaturen etlicher lobgesang is the earliest extensive source of German lute music and also one of the earliest published collections of lute music schkick.
Also, unlike other lute settings, it does not use bar form.
Max Hesse,Vol. Much of the other music is stylistically indistinguishable from contemporary vocal works by other composers; consequently, arnotl of the pieces may be intabulations of other composers’ works.
Highly regarded by his superiors and colleagues alike, Schlick played at important historical events, such as the election of Maximilian I as King of the Romansand was widely sought after as organ consultant throughout his career.
Schlick’s Christe is more loosely constructed: Schlick also praises the organ as the best musical instrument, his argument being that extensive polyphony with as many as six or seven parts can be executed by a schlicck person on the organ. Retrieved from ” https: Bach more than two hundred years later. Schlick himself noted the didactic aspect, writing that he “found and made a separate rule for each setting, which are so clear that it will be easy to set all chants in the same manner.
Schlick’s Benedictus and Christe are three-voice settings of mass movements. The preface is followed by ten chapters which cover practically every aspect of organ-building: The earliest record of his activity in this field is fromwhen he inspected the instrument of the Strasbourg Cathedral. The Spiegel is the earliest German organ treatise,  and also the first book on musical matters to enjoy an imperial privilege issued by Emperor Maximilian to protect Schlick’s rights.
Pete quid visa piece of unknown origins and function, consists of a large variety of different treatments of a single theme, either treated imitatively itself, or accompanied by independently conceived imitative passages.
In the preface to Tabulaturen etlicher lobgesang Schlick retorts with mentions of Virdung’s numerous mistakes in the musical examples from Musica getutschtand condemns Virdung’s ingratitude. The 2nd Version schlickk a quart higher. Finally, Weg wart dein art is a free intabulation, with numerous ornaments, figuration and other embellishments.
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In most settings Schlick uses mixed notation: Intabulation in french Lute-tablature g-Lute. This technique, in which a motif treated imitatively “foreshadows” the entrance of the cantus firmus, later played a major part in the development of the organ chorale.
Facsimile editions of the treatise appeared as scblick as Contents 1 Performances 1.