North German organ school

as a north German organ school one designates a style direction in the organ music, in 17. Century in Northern Germany originated in and up to the center 18. Century their large bloom had. On the one hand influences from the Netherlands played a role, in particular by the Amsterdamer organists January Pieterszoon Sweelinck, on the other hand progress in the organ architecture particularly by Hans Scherer the older one, Hans Scherer the younger one as well as Arp Schnitger. Centers of this style were beside Hamburg above all Luebeck, Bremen, Lueneburg and Stade, against their name had the movement however also Ausläufer in Denmark and Sweden. The style is characterised by a frequent change of the manuals and very independent pedal play .

The most well-known representatives of the north German organ school are:

see also: List of the representatives of the north German organ school


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