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Heinrich Finck (Composer)

Born: 1444 or 1445 - Bamberg (?), Germany
Died: June 9, 1527 (or c1519) - Vienna, Austria

Heinrich Finck was a German composer. He was probably born at Bamberg, but nothing is certainly known either of the place or date of his birth. Between 1492 and 1506 he was a musician in, and later possibly conductor of the court orchestra of successive kings of Poland at Warsaw. He held the post of conductor at Stuttgart from 1510 till about 1519, in which year he probably died.

Heinrich Finck's works, mostly part songs and other vocal compositions, show great musical knowledge, and amongst the early masters of the German school he holds a high position. They are found scattered amongst ancient and modern collections of songs and other musical pieces (see R. Eitner, Bib!. der Musiksammelwerke des sO. uad i7. Jahrh., Berlin, 1877). The library of Zwickau possesses a work containing a collection of fifty-five songs by Finck, printed about the middle of the 16th century.

 

Source: Wikepedia Website
Contributed by
Thomas Braatz (February 2006)

Use of Chorale Melodies in his works

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Chorale Melody

Year

A motet-like setting of Christ ist erstanden
The two sacred pieces Christ ist erstanden and In Gottes Namen fahren wir resemble motets in their size and scope and strong cantus firmi

Christ ist erstanden

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HOASM: Heinrich Finck

Heinrich Finck (Wikipedia)

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