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Vater unser im Himmelreich

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (02/25/15)
Composer: Hassler, Hans Leo AND Othmayr, Caspar
Sample Producer: Voxus Virtual Organs
Sample Set: 1738 Christian Müller - Haarlem (Wet)
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Medieval and Renaissance
Hans Leo Hassler (in German, Hans Leo Haßler) (baptized 26 October 1564 – 8 June 1612) was a German composer and organist of the late Renaissance and early Baroque eras, elder brother of composer Jakob Hassler. He was born in Nuremberg and died in Frankfurt am Main. He studied in Italy and was a friend and student of Andrea Gabrieli. Following Gabrieli's death, Hassler returned to Germany in the latter part of 1585, moving to Augsburg where he served as an organist to Octavian II Fugger, a nobleman there. Hassler was not only a composer, but also an active organist and a consultant to organ builders. He was continually recognized for his expertise in organ design, and was often called upon as the examiner of new instruments. In 1602, Hassler returned to Nuremberg where he became the Kapellmeister, or director of town music. While there, he was appointed Kaiserlichen Hofdiener in the court of Rudolf II. In 1608 he moved to Dresden where he served as the electoral chamber organist to the Elector Christian II of Saxony, and eventually as Kapellmeister.

Caspar Othmayr (12 March 1515 – 4 February 1553) was a German Lutheran pastor and composer. He was born in Amberg, Upper Palatinate, and studied in Heidelberg as a pupil of Lorenz Lemlin, among others. Later, he became rector of the monastery school of Heilsbronn near Ansbach. From 1548 on he was provost in Ansbach, but soon lost the position because of theological differences. He is considered one of the masters of melodic phrasing (Liedsatz) of the middle of the 16th century. The most important works were written from 1545 to 1550.

Both of these pieces seemed too "short" to do as "individual" uploads, so, I combined them. Othmayr is unknown to me, but Hassler is a very important and frequently performed composer. Works such as the well-known "Dixit Maria" is beautiful AND of moderate difficulty, and was enjoyed by MANY choir boys over the years.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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