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Friedrich Nicolaus Brauns (Composer)

Born: February 11 , 1637 - Lollfuß vor Schleswig, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Died: March 13, 1718 - Hamburg, Germany

Friedrich Nicolaus [Nikolaus] Brauns [Bruhns] was a German Baroque composer. He came from a Schleswig-Holstein family of musicians, from whom the composer the Nicolaus Bruhns (1665-1697) also emerged. In 1682, he became director of the Hamburg Ratsmusik. From 1687 he was Canonicus minor Kantor at the Dom (cathedral) in Hamburg.

Friedrich Nicolaus Bruhns is now acknowledged as the composer of Markus-Passion (1702) and Johannes-Passion (1706), previously attributed to Reinhard Keiser. Also survived from him eleven solo cantatas with accompaniment of continuo and two violins from the years 1706 to 1712 and from 1715 to 1718

 

Source: German Wikipedia, English translation by Aryeh Oron (November 2008)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (November 2008)

Friedrich Nicolaus Brauns: Short Biography | Markus-Passion

Works arranged / performed by J.S. Bach

Markus-Passion (1702), including movements composed by J.S. Bach, BC D5 (Text: ?) [previously attriuted to Reinhard Keiser]
- 1st performance by J.S.Bach in
Weimar on Mar 30, 1714 or 1713 or earlier (OCC) or c1710-12 (TLM)
- 2nd performance by J.S. Bach at Nikolaikirche in
Leipzig on April 19, 1726; additional chorales were included for this performance.
Pasticcio Passion, composed of
Markus-Passion by F.N. Bruhns with insertion of 7 arias from Brockes Passion by Georg Friedrich Händel - performed by J.S.Bach at Thomaskirche in Leipzig on Good Friday April 31, 1747 or April 12, 1748.

Links to other Sites

Friedrich Nicolaus Bruhns (Wikipedia) [German]

 

Bibliography

Daniel L. Melamed & Reginald S. Sanders: Zum Text und Kontext der „Keiser“-Markuspassion, in: Bach-Jahrbuch 1999, pp. 35–50.

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