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Canzon super - O Nachbar Roland - Score and parts

By Samuel Scheidt

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Canzon super - O Nachbar Roland - Score and parts composed by Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654). For SSATB recorders. Recorder Quintets. Score and Parts. Published by Pan Verlag (MM.PAN0814).

In 1620, the Margrave Christian Wilhelm of Brandenburg, administrator of the Archdiocese of Magdeburg, made his Court Organist Samuel Scheldt (1587-1654) Master of the Court Chapel in Halle. A short time later, Scheldt published a collection of instrumental pieces. The compilation, the style and sound of the pieces displays a strong English influence. Scheldts Canzon on "O Nachbar Roland" (XXVIII) in 5 parts is one of six large scale Canzons that make up half of "Ludi Musici". "O Nachbar Roland" (O Neighbour Roland) was a very popular melody in England; William Byrd (among others) composed a piece named "Rowland" or "Lord Willoughbys Welcome Home" for the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book. It is a set of variations composed for the return of the victorious English Captain after his battle with the Spaniards in Flandres.

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