Instrument: L'orgue Jürgen Ahrend du Musée des Augustins Toulouse (rebuilt 1982)
Playing time: 70'
Recording date: September 1991
Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654) was Sweelinck's most important student and one of the leaders of the early German Baroque. The present pieces are taken from his massive Tabulatura Nova of 1624 (the first in Germany to use the 5-line staff notation), a seminal document of the North German organ school later perfected by Buxtehude.
Scheidt's keyboard music still shows some English influence, but begins to sound distinctly German.
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