Samuel Scheidt (1587 – 1654)

Samuel Scheidt (1587 – 1654) was a German composer who, all so lived and composed during the Thirty Years’ War, and, for a time, was Kappel lmeister to the Margrave of Brandenburg. He is the first German composer to be internationally recognized. He developed the German style of music in response to the Protestant Reformation. Organ works are a major part of his musical contribution.

For performances of his music, see:
Canzona Bergamasca is a favorite of brass quintets

Suite für Blechbläser

Das Orgelwerk for organ, with some interesting sound effects

Variations on “Ach, du feiner reiter”

Canzon for 4 Trumpets

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