Johann Peter Kellner (28 September 1705 – 19 April 1772) was a German organist and composer. He was the father of Johann Christoph Kellner.
He was born in Gräfenroda, Thuringia, and was intended by his parents to follow his father into a career as a lamp-black merchant. He was devoted to music from childhood, and first learnt singing from the cantor Johann Peter Nagel and keyboard from his son Johann Heinrich Nagel. He studied for a year from 1720 with the organist Johann Schmidt in Zella, followed by a year with the organist Hieronymus Florentius Quehl (or Kehl) in Suhl, during which time he also studied composition. He knew Johann Sebastian Bach well, although it is not known whether he was taught by him. He was also acquainted with George Frideric Handel. In 1722, he returned to work as a tutor at Gräfenroda for three years. He was appointed cantor of Frankenhain in October 1725, returning to Gräfenroda in December 1727 as assistant cantor. He became cantor after Nagel's death in 1732, and remained in the post for the rest of his life; his pupils included Johann Philipp Kirnberger, Johannes Ringk, and J.E. Rembt. Kellner was admired as an organist, and performed for the Dukes of Coburg and Weimar and the Prince of Sondershausen.
This recording features the fine Cornet of the Great Organ, beefed up a bit with the Hohlflute 8' and the 4' Harmonic Flute, although it really doesn't need these extra stops. The accompaniment is played upon the 8' & 4' Flutes of the Swell, coupled to the Choir Stopped Diapason 8' and Dulciana 8'. The Pedal is played upon the excellent Violone 16' & Bass Flute 8', with no couplers.
More uploads coming for Palm Sunday and Holy Week.
The score is attached below.