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HEINRICH SCHEIDEMANN  

(1595 - 1663)

Born in about 1595 in Wohrden in Holstein, where his father, a native of Hamburg, had recently been appointed organist, Heinrich Scheidemann studied between 1611 and 1614 with Sweelinck in Amsterdam. His father had moved from Whrden by 1604 to take the position of organist at the Catharinenkirche in Hamburg, and the church supported his sons study, In der Hoffnung, dass er ein braver Künstler und dereinst ihr Org. werden sollte (in the hope that he might become a fine artist and some day an organist). When his studies in Amsterdam came to an end Sweelinck wrote a farewell canon for him, with the dedication Ter eeren des vromen Jongkmans Henderich Scheijtman, van Hamborgh, is dit geschreven bij mij, Jan P. Sweelinck, organist tot Amsterdam, op den 12den Novemb. 1614 (For the worthy young man Heinrich Scheidemann of Hamburg this is written by me, Jan P.Sweelinck, organist of Amsterdam, on 12th November 1614). In the late 1620s, and at least by 1629, he succeeded his father as organist at the Catharinenkirche, and in 1633 was appointed clerk of the church, marrying in the following year the daughter of a doctor.

During his years at Hamburg Scheidemann established himself as an important figure in the world of North German organ music. His pupils included J.A. Reincken, later his assistant and successor, Werner Fabricius, who became organist at the Nikolaikirche in Leipzig, Wolfgang Wessnitzer of Celle, Jakob Lorentz of the Waisenhaus in Hamburg, and others of contemporary distinction. He served as a consultant on the construction of new instruments in Brunswick, Lbeck, Bremen and elsewhere, and saw to the enlargement of his own instrument at the Catharinenkirche by the organ-builder Gottfried Fritzsche, with the addition of a Brustwerk to make a four-manual instrument with the existing Hauptwerk, Rückpositiv, and Oberwerk, pedals and 56 stops. He died during an epidemic of the plague in Hamburg in 1663, and his widow, in recognition of her husbands services, received a pension from the city.

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
Art and Music: Vermeer - Music of His Time Naxos
8.558159
Instrumental
ARTISTRY OF HANS FAGIUS (THE) BIS
BIS-CD-140-41
Instrumental
ESSENTIAL ORGAN - A Journey through Italian Organ Music Tactus
TC950002
Instrumental
German Organ Music, Vol. 1 Naxos
8.550964
Instrumental
Historic Organ at Frederiksborg Castle (The) Dacapo
8.224057
Instrumental
MUSIC FROM THE TIME OF CHRISTIAN IV: Songs and Harpsichord Music BIS
BIS-CD-391
Instrumental
Organ Music - PRAETORIUS, H. / HOFHAIMER, P. / HASSLER, H.L. / GABRIELI, A. / BULL, J. / SCHEIDT, S. / KOTTER, H. / SCHEIDEMANN, H. / BUXTEHUDE, D. Capriccio
C49444
Instrumental
Organ Recital: Imbruno, Matteo / Leonhardt, Gustav - SCHEIDEMANN, H. / NOORDT, A. von / SWEELINCK, J.P. (The Ahrend and Brunzema Organ) Tactus
TB570001
Instrumental
Organ Recital: Koopman, Ton – KERLL, J.K. / PAUMANN, K. / SCHLICK, A. / BUCHNER, H. / KOTTER, H. / HASSLER, H.L. / ERBACH, C. / SCHEIDEMANN, H. Capriccio
C10228
Instrumental
Organ Recital: Krummacher, Christoph - HASSE, P. / SWEELINCK, J.P. / EBEL, D. / BUXTEHUDE, D. / SCHEIDEMANN, H. (Famous European Organs, Basedow) Capriccio
C10278
Instrumental
Organ Recital: Scandali, Luca - VEGGIO, C. / CAVAZZONI, M.A. / HOFHAIMER, P. / BULL, J. / BYRD, W. (L'Organo in Europa fra Rinascimento e Barocco) Tactus
TC510002
Instrumental
ROYAL MUSIC FOR A ROYAL INSTRUMENT: Organ music by the Duben family BIS
BIS-CD-1103
Instrumental
SCHEIDEMANN, H.: Organ Music (Norddeutsche Orgelmeister, Vol. 4) (Kelemen) Oehms Classics
OC682
Instrumental
SCHEIDEMANN, H.: Organ Works, Vol. 1 (van Dijk) Naxos
8.554202
Instrumental
SCHEIDEMANN, H.: Organ Works, Vol. 2 (Nelson) Naxos
8.554203
Instrumental
SCHEIDEMANN, H.: Organ Works, Vol. 3 (Brown) Naxos
8.554548
Instrumental
SCHEIDEMANN, H.: Organ Works, Vol. 4 (Brown) Naxos
8.555876
Instrumental
SCHEIDEMANN, H.: Organ Works, Vol. 5 (Brown) Naxos
8.557054
Instrumental
SCHEIDEMANN, H.: Organ Works, Vol. 6 (Brown) Naxos
8.573118
Instrumental
SCHEIDEMANN, H.: Organ Works, Vol. 7 (Brown) Naxos
8.573119
Instrumental




 
 
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