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Finally, Weg wart dein art is a free intabulation, with numerous ornaments, figuration and other embellishments.

In another organist was employed in his place. 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. Schlick was blind for much of his life, possibly from birth. It features sophisticated cantus firmus techniques, multiple truly independent lines up to five—and, in one case, ten—voicesand extensive use of imitation.

Twelve more reports survive about such trips: Schlick and his family lived in a house on the Burgweg, a path that led to the Heidelberg Castle although by Schlick had already inherited his father’s house in Heidelberg. 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 protect Schlick’s rights.

Schlick’s book begins with a preface in three parts: Schlick’s Salve is one of the truly great masterpieces of organ art, perhaps the first one to deserve to be so ranked. This would imply that Schlick borrowed the idea to apply for an imperial privilege for Spiegel and Tabulaturen from Petrucci.

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3. The 2nd Version is a quart higher. By he was the highest-paid musician at the court with a salary almost twice higher than that of the next-highest musician, and comparable to the salary of the court treasurer. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Arnolt Schlick.

After this, Schlick disappears from history. Schlick’s setting also sets itself apart by relying heavily on imitation, sequence and fragmentation of motives, techniques seldom employed so schlkck in organ music of the day.


Nothing certain is known about Schlick’s other performances. He was a much zrnolt organ consultant, and while his blindness zrnolt him from doing much of the construction he was closely associated with organ-builders as an advisor; he tested new organs, performed widely, and was a strong influence among other composers at the time.

The first movement begins with an imitative exposition of an original theme with an unusually wide for a theme used imitatively range of a twelfth and proceeds to free counterpoint with instances of fragments of the original theme. The Salve Regina setting is among the most important of Schlick’s works.

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Schlick’s three Da pacem settings also look to the future, because, although Schlick does not refer to them as a cycle anywhere in Sculickthe placement of cantus firmus suggests that the three settings are part of a large plan. However, that did arnolh stop him from publishing his work. For example, Schlick’s setting of Maria zart arholt 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.

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. If performed I would look forward about a small reference to my efforts.

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Retrieved from ” https: Schlick’s organ music survives in two sources: As is usual for lute intabulationsnone of Schlick’s settings are completely faithful to their models. An older version of Schlick’s motives was that he went to the Low Countries to escape from the plague which was then ravaging the Heidelberg area. The earliest record of his activity in this field is fromwhen he inspected the instrument of the Strasbourg Cathedral.

Technically, Schlick’s settings exhibit a contrapuntal technique similar to that of Salve Regina. Schlick was apparently held in very high regard by his superiors.

Schlick’s letter to Bernardo Clesio contains his only known late works: The last known references to him are from ; the circumstances of his death are unknown.

No documents survive concerning Schlick’s apprenticeship. Arrangements and Transcriptions Salve Regina: 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.


Work Title Tabulaturen etlicher Lobgesang Alt ernative. Wer gnad durch klaff is one of Schlick’s most straightforward intabulations, using most of the original material unchanged.

Nevertheless, linguistic analysis of his writings has shown that Schlick was most likely from the area around Heidelberg, [4] and recent research showed that Schlick was most probably born into a family of a Heidelberg butcher, whose family name may have been Slicksupp. Bach more than two hundred years later. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Javascript is required for this feature. The pieces, which may have been intended for voices rather than the organ, [40] range from three- to five-voice settings. Schlick apparently met Virdung in Worms in or and helped him in some way.

Tabulaturen etlicher Lobgesang (Schlick, Arnolt)

Intabulation in french Lute-tablature g-Lute. Gaude Dei genitrix settings establish various ways of reinforcing a two-voice setting, in which the chant is accompanied by moderately ornamented counterpoint, by duplicating both lines in parallel thirds, fourths, or sixths.

The book was published scylick Speyer ; it is the first known German treatise on organ building and performance, and was schlicm very influential in Germany. The changes range from addition of modest ornaments, as in Nach lust or Vil hinderlistto insertions of new material, as in Mein M.

Much of the other music is stylistically indistinguishable from contemporary vocal works by other zrnolt consequently, some of the pieces may be intabulations of other composers’ works.

The antiphon is in the discantus in the first setting, in the tenor in the second, and in the bass in the third. Tabulaturen contains ten compositions for organ: Thus, it predates the advances of Baroque music by about a hundred years, making Schlick one of the most important composers in the history of keyboard music.

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