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Arnold von Bruck (Composer)

Born: 1500 (?) - Bruges (or c1490 - Bruck an der Leitha, near Mur, or Ammer)
Died: 1554 (?) - Linz an der Donau, Upper Austria

Arnold von Bruck [Brugk, Prugg, de Prugkh, von Prigkh, Arnoldus Brugensis], was a Dutch composer and choir-master (Kapellmeister). Circa 1510 he became a chorister in the chapel of Charles V. Ordained priest (Wiener Hofkapelle). In 1527 he became court Kapellmeister to Charles V's brother Archduke Ferdinand, later Ferdinand I, holding benefices in Ljubljana and Zagreb, and later in Vienna and finally, in 1546, in Linz, where he died in 1554.

Arnold von Bruck He was one of the most regarded German composers of his time and wrote countless secular and church songs. His Lutheran chorale settings show that he was really belong to the Reformation, and that he remained faithful to the old faith. His surviving compositions include sacred Latin works in the style of Josquin and sacred and secular songs in German, evidence of his pre-eminent position as a composer in the Austrian territories of his day.

 

Source: BBKL Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (February 2006); Naxos Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (January 2006)

Use of Chorale Melodies in his works

Title

Chorale Melody

Year

Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu Dir, for 4 voices

Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir

1544

Christ ist erstanden, Setting for 4 voices

Christ ist erstanden

1544

Es ist das Heil uns kommen her, Setting for 4 voices

Es ist das Heil uns kommen her

Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott, 4-pt. setting for voices

Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott

1544

Kommt her zu mir, spricht Gottes Sohn, 4-pt. vocal setting contained in Georg Rhau’s Newe deudsche Geistliche Gesenge

Kommt her zu mir, spricht Gottes Sohn

1544

Links to other Sites

Arnold von Bruck (BBKL) [German]
Arnold von Bruck (Wikipedia) [German]
Arnold von Bruck: Mitten wir im Leben (AEIOU) [German]

Arnold von Bruck (Naxos)

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