Last year I published all the works contained in manuscript Ms Lynar B3. Or so I thought. Today I wanted to create and upload a spotify playlist for all those pieces and found one missing. I did create a score for it, but I somehow forgot to publish it. Well, that’s easily corrected.

The Lynar manuscripts were preserved in the holdings of the Duke of Lynar in Lübbenau, and are therefore also known as the Lübbenauer Orgeltabulaturen. Two of them, large codices in staff notation, bear the designation Lynar A1 and A2. The eleven disparate fascicles in German organ tablature bear the designation B1 to B11. The B-collection represents the most comprehensive source of works by North German composers who were students of Sweelinck. Lynar B3 contains 38 pieces, 11 of which can be assigned to specific composers: Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Heinrich Scheidemann, David Abel, Andreas and Martin Düben, Petrus Hasse, and Simon Lohet. The composer(s) of the other pieces remain(s) anonymous.

The prelude I forgot to publish is one of the anonymous pieces. It is one of the shorter ones, though by far not the shortest. It fits the character of student’s work. Not too complicated, with two imitatory outer sections and a short middle section with a more virtuosic moving soprano voice.

The recording was done on the sampleset, made by Voxus, of the Matthijs van Deventer-orgel in the Grote Kerk, Hijkerk.

pdf_iconAnonymus, Præludium

Anonymus, Præludium (Ms. Lynar B3, folio 11)



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