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Intabulation in french Lute-tablature. The pieces, which may have been intended for voices rather than the organ, [40] range from three- to five-voice settings.

Quotations from these sources support Schlick’s own views: Recent scholarship unearthed evidence of scylick 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. Retrieved from ” http: He emphasizes that each stop should have a distinct sound, easily distinguishable from all others, and that performers should make good use of contrasting registrations.

Wer gnad durch klaff is one of Schlick’s most straightforward intabulations, using most of the original material unchanged. The piece begins with a long two-voice section. Of these, only Salve Regina and the Da pacem settings are fully authentic.

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As for the year of birth, since Schlick married in and described himself as “an old man” byhe was probably born in — Schlick was apparently held in very high regard by his superiors. Only two copies survive to sclhick day, [19] but the book has long been recognized as one of the most important of its kind.

To this end, a line is printed in the margin, and the length of the pipe is given as being 16 times the length of that line. 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. Creative Arrnolt Attribution-NonCommercial 3.

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Wikimedia Commons has media related to Arnolt Schlick. This work, highly influential during the 16th century, was republished in and is regarded today as one of the most important books of its kind.

Schlick’s book begins with a preface in three parts: Unlike most preceding and contemporary organ composers, Schlick wchlick to use four voices rather than three, and in the first verse there are instances of two voices in the pedalscylick technique unheard of at the time. Schlick writes, for instance, about his journey to the Low Countries, and about the row he had with Sebastian Virdung in either or The pieces are organized by difficulty, which reflects the didactic aspect of Tabulaturen.

These file s are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection. 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.

His method of weaving contrapuntal lines around a cantus firmusderived from a chorale tune, can be seen as foreshadowing the development of the chorale prelude in a later age. In French lute-tablature Unisono. Schlick’s Salve is one of the truly great masterpieces of organ art, perhaps the first one to deserve to be so ranked.

Because most of my Intabulations are never heard before, I decided to make a simple computer synthesized audio file for hearing control. Tabulaturen etlicher lobgesang is the earliest extensive source of German lute music and also one of the earliest published collections of lute music known.

It still breathes the strict spirit of the Middle Ages, which brought forth so many wonderful works, but new forces are already at work that lend this composition a novel fulness of expression and sound. Intabulation in french Lute-tablature g-Lute. 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.

Finally, Weg wart dein art is a free intabulation, with numerous ornaments, figuration and other embellishments. We know that he was present at one the diets at Wormseither in or at the famous diet of 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.


Today, most scholars agree that the pipe would produce a sound slightly more than a whole tone below the present-day F. Retrieved from ” https: No documents survive concerning Schlick’s apprenticeship.

Similar plans are observed in Sweelinck’s and later composers’ chorale variations.

Contents 1 Schljck 1. The former has been called “the first organ ricercar ” [34] because of its use of imitation in a truly fugal manner, [35] but it remains unclear whether the composition is an original piece by Schlick or an intabulation of a vocal work by another composer. Creative Commons Attribution 4. For example, Schlick’s setting of Maria zart a German song famously used by Jacob Obrecht for Missa Maria zartone of the longest polyphonic settings of the mass Ordinary ever written splits the melody into thirteen fragments, treated imitatively one by one.

Nothing certain is known about Schlick’s other performances. The book was published in Speyer ; it is the first known German treatise on organ building and performance, and was apparently very influential in Germany. The Spiegel is the earliest German organ treatise, [14] and also the first book on musical matters to enjoy an imperial privilege issued by Emperor Maximilian to ranolt Schlick’s rights.

A few of the biographical details are found in the preface to the latter work which consists of Arnolt the Younger’s letter to his father and Schlick’s reply. The last known references to him are from ; the circumstances of his death are unknown.